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...
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!!