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  1. Not unexpected if it has. Two schools of economic thought: 1) Interest rates are set to rise sharply which means people sell off toys and holiday homes to reduce and consolidate increasingly hard to service debt. That coupled with the fact that money (for toys) will be more expensive to borrow means that there is not the same number of players looking to enter/stay in the classic car market thus pushing prices down. 2) Alternatively, as property gets more expensive to debt service their relative values either plateau or decline which means that people look to assets, other than property, to invest in such as shares or classic cars etc. This may in turn cause inflation of the classic car market. it does appear that we are on the verge of experiencing situation one though. But if you don’t have to sell in the oncoming period then don’t. Situation 2 will roll around soon enough and inflation will move your car values north by default.
  2. Yes, I never know what he’s thinking when he happens upon bad craftsmanship.
  3. Tacho is back from the instrument maker today. Apparently had a faulty board. This is the last restored piece to go into the car. Now we have a couple of adjustments, final operations test and checks of all components/functions, professional detail, professional photos…then transport to me in Canberra.
  4. Locky is a glutton for punishment. Seriously though, it goes to show that there are ‘restorations’ and restorations. Lots of people just end up putting makeup on a pig. im glad this zed has found a place to get restored at to give it maximum life.
  5. That is a very persuasive argument and I think I would have to agree on the whole. Oh god I can see it now…with ICE in an electric era we are going to look like the old guy that refuses to adopt new and better tech aren’t we?! Is this what getting old feels like?!?
  6. I think it could go either way depending on what the bloke with the fistful of cash at the other end of the carsales ad is looking for. I reckon with the electric car revolution just around the corner the choice will soon be between original engine and electric conversion. I personally wouldn’t do an RB or M3 swap at the present as they will be considered an old fashioned mod when we start seeing some classics converted over to electric and seeing them burn off actual M3’s at the lights.
  7. That’s a great question. From what I can see, I think that one is in the eye of the beholder mate. My personal opinion is original looking exterior and interior with a bit of modern tidy up, and an original modified drivetrain that will give some modern mid range sports cars a run for their money. An RB swap is fine if that works for the individual, but there is something beautiful for me about an original z engine with period correct mods and sound. As time goes by I think the rewards for staying original will become clearer. Could you imagine a db5 or an e-type with an engine swap to a modern engine??…you would get serious hate mail.
  8. You could be right, but IMHO I think the current z market merely looks like it has plateaued or slowed up due to some of the examples been offered up for sale not really being in top restored condition. Looking at carsales, the pick for me is the orange 260z for about 95k. It’s a beautiful restoration with lots of LCR work under the hood and a full rebuild all round. It’s the only one that looks as though it’s had a full rotisserie in recent times. The others look perfectly fine but I think the average price we are currently seeing is for cars that have mild/little restoration work done on them. I think if 3 concourse condition 240’s were to hit carsales tomorrow they would exist in the 130-150 bracket and that would alter peoples perceptions of where the market is truly at. OR, I could be totally wrong and have my head up my ar$e.
  9. Getting close. big reveal with colour photos not far off…Tacho was not functioning to scratch after coming back from having new internals from the instrument maker. It goes back to the instrument maker this week.
  10. That’s got to be good news for z owners all round! Everyone here should have a Friday beer to celebrate your success! Given the historical price difference between the 240 and the 260 (not passing judgement as I think the 260 is a brilliant car), what would a similar restored 240 be going for? And no I am not selling my wags’ 240z C.A.R. built 240z. Just more curious to where my insurance value should be at.
  11. A nice little modern touch that doesn’t look out of place at all. Will go well with the retrosound stereo right next to it.
  12. Beautiful new plush custom floor mats just arrived. And last week the reproduction luggage straps came in also. Just about all the puzzle pieces together now. Big reveal not far off.
  13. As always, just astonishingly beautiful work coming out of the C.A.R factory. No surprises there though. On the other hand, It makes me glad I got new doors though…that’s a LOT of work.
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