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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for a Datsun 240Z for around 6000. I recently was very let down by a garage that sold the one i was going to buy! So, now i have around 6K sitting in the bank and i'm really struggling to find such a good bargain again! I'd really appretiate some help.

    Matt

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    I wish you luck buddy, but you can do a world of good searching all the local car clubs in the country. Yes I said the entire country. They usually have some of the best examples. I found my Z using the North Carolina Z club web page. Good luck!
    1971 240Z HLS30-38691
    93.9% done and getting better every day
    Now with 100% more DATSUN SPIRIT L28 Power
    1968 Datsun 2000 SRL311-03416

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    i'll follow your advice! Yours looks awesome man! love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbibbey View Post
    I recently was very let down by a garage that sold the one i was going to buy! .Matt
    Matt,

    I know how you feel. I was too hesitant on the first car I spotted. Then had two other guys sell their cars to a classic car dealer after I made an appointment to see the cars the very next day. In my book, that's somewhat unethical, but it seems to happen fairly often...

    With persistance, within a couple months I did aquire a nice, rustf free example that I'm currently restoring.

    Keep looking on this site, Craig's List, eBay, etc. There are always Z's for sale. It's just a matter of timing to find the right one. Good luck with your search!
    Julio
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    Matt,
    Is left hand drive critical to the deal?

    We'll have a 73 in the "come back together stages" by the owner of Z Therapy, hopefully soon. It keeps getting preempted by other projects.
    Bruce Palmer
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    Matt, ask the question here good luck.

    Chris
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    Matt-
    My recommendation would be (if possible) go and view the car of you choice in person before the purchase. So many of the ebay/craigs listings are not entirely true, it would be cheaper in the long run to know exactly what you are purchasing with your money. You can spend big $$$ on fixing rust and painting that pictures can hide.
    Good luck, and the old saying "buyer beware" could not hold more true for classic car purchasing.
    Life's a journey; enjoy the ride!

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    Mitchell, look at his location.

    Chris
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