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    "Up, up, up..."
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    Great article. Thanks for posting it.

    And I'm impressed to see such a clear and clever "Not even Maybe" statement about the Geortz issue in the media.
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    I, too, like to see the closing statement when I look at my over restored car as follows: "Damn near anybody these days will tell you that the 240Z is going up, up, up…neatly into the realm of collector-car status, a future classic in flux, right to where those European grand tourers have been for the past 20 years." Perhpas I will be able to break even in about 30 years or so, lol

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    "Damn near anybody these days will tell you that the 240Z is going up, up, up…neatly into the realm of collector-car status, a future classic in flux..."
    People have been saying that for more than 20 years. The 240Z is a perennial top pick on all the magazine's and analyst's "buy one now while they're still cheap" lists. All sorts of big projections, and the breakthrough never has happened... yet. Maybe it's really going to happen now. The total nuttiness in the early 911 world has been said to be dragging up not just other Porsches, but also other contemporary sports cars, of which the 240Z is the poster child.

    Then again, I'm not sure that wild appreciation in value would be a good thing. The possibility of early 911 ownership has been wiped out for all but people of substantial means. Even 911T's (pre-74) are commanding $20k or more for total rust buckets. You don't even want to know what it costs to buy a totally rust-consumed pre-74 911S these days. I don't think what we see there is particularly good for the hobby, even if it does mean that my car has increased in value by at least 40% in less than 3 years. Good for me personally, but the hobby as a whole? I don't think so.
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    I think the article that said buy them now when you can find one, don't restore, and sale them as a restoration potential was right. If you've spent 2 years and 20 grand you're not going to see the up, and up.
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    For Krist's sake - would someone at Nissan HQ - please give that 16 year old, abused and now tired Vintage Z Press Car - the much needed "refresh" so apparently commented on - in the stories that the automotive press writes - every time they get their hands on this badly neglected old warrior.

    Sloppy Shift Linkage
    Exhaust Fumes in the Cabin
    Hairy brakes

    Blake Z Rong must be a real whimp - if he thinks the steering on a 240Z is "heavy" or "arm pumping".

    No excuse for having exhaust fumes in a 240Z that is properly maintained.

    Maybe we all need to write Nissan about this..??? A very bad showing for our Classic Z Cars, to say the least.

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    Yes, I was a bit annoyed at the exhaust fume comments as well. To this day, my 1970 240Z still has NO exhaust fumes in the cabin, and I still have ALL of the original 44 year old weather stripping in place and the original exhaust system. Brakes also work great. Yes, he probably could have driven a much better vehicle. Also, I was surprised by the poor door alignment on the drivers’ side. That’s a pretty easy fix and may help solve his exhaust issue.

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