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    Default 1970 Fairlady Z for sale

    Someone with patience, time, and space: please rescue this one...
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    Seems to be missing some tough to get pieces, like C-pillar badges. I'm in need of some myself.

    Its my understanding that it should have a 5 speed, L20, and different differential than the 240z. I've driven one and I can confirm that the proper setup makes the car quite fun to drive- for me, more enjoyable than a stock 240z. Well, that is of course subjective and open to personal preference. Nevertheless, those drivetrain parts should be with the car for it to make any sense to attempt a restoration, IMHO.

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    Chassis number of 'S30-08589' indicates Jan/Feb 1972 production date.

    Looks like a 'Fairlady Z-L' model ( 'S30' factory code ), which would have been equipped with the L20A engine, FS5C71-A transmission and 3.9:1 ratio R180 diff from the factory.

    Some of the rarer components already gone or in bad condition, although as a 1973 build it would have had vented pillars and therefore the same 'vented' pillar emblems as the Export cars ( rather than the very hard to find non-vented Domestic pillar emblems ).

    Perhaps a little too far gone to bring back from the brink? Sad.....

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    Perhaps a little too far gone to bring back from the brink? Sad.....

    Thats the understatement of the year, doesn't even look like a $400 parts car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5thhorsemann View Post
    Perhaps a little too far gone to bring back from the brink? Sad.....

    Thats the understatement of the year, doesn't even look like a $400 parts car.
    The starting bid looks more like an appropriate ending bid based on the pictures and the amount of work needed. I wonder how high the reserve price is - like maybe $501.
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    Looks as though the rust is the only thing that is keeping the S30 form intact......
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    He says he "rescued" it. He should have let it rust in peace. Other than the hatch glass, there ain't a whole lot there to work with.

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    I can assure you that there will be plenty of useful RHD-specific spare parts on the car. If it was local to me I'd have it in an instant.

    I wouldn't kick the wheels ( they look like early Minilites.... ), diff, trans, and dash out of bed either.

    And here's a challenge if anyone wants to take me up on it: I'll pay $300 US for that steering wheel and boss kit, if anyone buys the car.

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    Ouch... looks like to have some useful parts though
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    I'm afraid theres not much hope for this one.
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    Yeah that Z is in pretty bad shape, I think he'd have much better luck parting it out, and probably make more money then he's asking for it. May it rest in more in peace then pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HS30-H View Post
    I can assure you that there will be plenty of useful RHD-specific spare parts on the car. If it was local to me I'd have it in an instant.

    I wouldn't kick the wheels ( they look like early Minilites.... ), diff, trans, and dash out of bed either.
    My exact thoughts - It's just too far away for me to check it out.

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    The car is North of Atlanta. I would be interested if I could get it cheap enough. I agree it is really a parts car at this point. The seller wants $2k at least, otherwise he plans to restore it himself. We exchange a couple of emails. I don't think he will get anywhere near that in this market. FWIW
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    Too far gone IMHO
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    Of all things there's at least one individual who has a Fairlady Z here locally, I saw him and his wife (or girlfriend) in it at Waffle House and it's in great shape from 50 ft. I think there are maybe three in the state that I know of including this one. Whoever gets it, I hope it gets restored instead of crushed.
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    seen better at the pick and pull.

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    Poor Fairlady...

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    Dunno... Maybe if it were an Auburn or Duesenberg... or even a Toyota GT2000... But going through such heroic efforts to restore a Z would seem silly.
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