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240/260 RB25/26/30 swapped - 2seater manual only

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Hi Forum, I'm looking for a 2 seat 260z or 240z.  Preferably RB or LS swapped and must be manual. Preferably restored body, but not necessary if rust is minimal/non-existent. 

I'm based in VIC and my budget is $35K depending on condition/work done. I've watched the market closely over the last 2-3 years and know I'm in the ballpark price wise, cash is ready but I won't be taken for a ride either. 

Thanks,

Elyas.

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Narrowing my search

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Got very close doing a deal on an RB30 swapped beauty. Agreed on $30K as a fair price (non turbo, no suspension or brake upgrades but otherwise lovely car). Unfortunately, the owner backed out, as he couldn't bring himself to sell it. I don't blame him. 

The search continues!

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Got very close doing a deal on an RB30 swapped beauty. Agreed on $30K as a fair price (non turbo, no suspension or brake upgrades but otherwise lovely car). Unfortunately, the owner backed out, as he couldn't bring himself to sell it. I don't blame him. 

Well a few more K might just swing it.

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17 minutes ago, gilltech said:

Well a few more K might just swing it.

We both agreed $30k was fair. He doesn't want to sell and I don't want to pay any more. 

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So I'm closing this chapter out...for now.  

I consider myself pretty patient but I'm not silly, and definitely won't waste my own time. I knew what I wanted, I had the cash and was ready. I had been chasing a vehicle and speaking with it's ever-undecided owner (all-be-it top bloke and all round good guy) for literally months, but we got to a point where I felt I was wasting my time again. When I realised I wasn't getting anywhere, I started asking myself serious questions and weighed up my options. 

How much do I want a Z?
Do I really want one with a turbo RB?
Is the L series really not enough for me? Or, can I actually live with and appreciate it after owning only powerful cars in the past?
What do I actually want more: a Z or the turbo RB?
Does it have to be both?
Do I buy a clean base in this crazy market for near $40,000, only to go through the headaches and time it takes to do a proper conversion for another $20,000? 

After much consideration, I got angry and something clicked. Saturday night I thought, F'it, I'm buying something.

Something incredible came up and fell into my lap... (or did it come up in my lap?)  

Sunday, I went and inspected a vehicle with an RB26, forged and blueprinted motor, head work, upgraded turbos and 380kw at the wheels.

Monday, said vehicle sat in my garage in all it's glory...

 

 

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I know right? I know... and the best part is, it also came with a SPARE, top to bottom RB26 with turbos. So, who knows - the RB Z dream is definitely NOT dead yet!! 

 

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1 hour ago, hmd said:

Nice R32.

Each to their own but for me if I want an RB turbo I get the R32. And for the Z I would keep the L6.

This x 100

ps. Lovely looking GTR - got any more pics? Next on my shopping list when budget and space allows... (potentially never the way prices are going)

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1 hour ago, hmd said:

Nice R32.

Each to their own but for me if I want an RB turbo I get the R32. And for the Z I would keep the L6.

 

Thanks, yeah and you never know. If I find that this scratches the power itch and I want something tamer and more cruisy, I might yet get back in an L series Z. Cammed. Webered. Stroked...lol

 

7 minutes ago, cracker said:

This x 100

ps. Lovely looking GTR - got any more pics? Next on my shopping list when budget and space allows... (potentially never the way prices are going)

Just this one. Seem to love the arse end much more. Front needs a bit of love. New headlights (one's cracked) and re-paint the grills inbetween them and the lower lip back to white, currently black. Undecided on whether I should just get an N1 front bar though. Also don't like the wheels. Want something a little more period correct.

Probably change the exhaust too. This one's a Tomei titanium, quality stuff but so loud, try go for something that looks original but still flows. 

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Just now, 280zUSA said:

Glad u finally got something bro!

dont forget 

2+2 383 stroker ;)

hahahah

HAHA mate chuck it up for sale. Never know what you might score! 

 

Hehe thanks man. 

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