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    Default Resto Mod 240 E Bay $120,000

    Anyone know this car.

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    There's a video link in the eBay ad. The designer, Kindig It, has a web site too. 15 years in business, apparently, but just got a web site in January 2012.

    You'd think for $120,000 they could at least show that the car drives. The video is someone else's music choice impinged on to the sound of the engine revving. Who knows? Interesting.

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    That is a nice resto moded Z, the coin is very optimistic .

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    Beautiful car but cmon...$120k??? He may get 60 or 70.

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    If you didn't recognize the lines, you wouldn't know it was an S30. The description even states that the lamps, and even the antenna were removed. The car is now unsafe to drive at nigh. I think those tiny pedals make it even more unsafe to drive.
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    Someone put a lot of work in to it. I wonder if it's more show than go though. I see some odd things in the description like " front and rear shock tower anti-sway bars" and " ISIS voltage monitoring and starter kit." Makes one wonder.

    Not to start a pick-it-apart contest. It's up to $27,100.
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    For that kind of money, I would rather have the 240 that blakt out resto-modded about 4 years ago and then sold it for around 60K.
    I think he had well over 100K into it.
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    Default Most Expensive Z So Far

    Someone has posted probably the most expensive early Z's I've seen. A very nice project car, and it looks like they spared no expense. Check it out on EBay and I've also included a link to the original images over at Jonathan Glover Photography.

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    You're a little late - http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/o...120-000-a.html

    It's the most expensive asking price maybe. It's only up to $30,100 so far on the bid.
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    Kindig has a new tv series starting on Velocity called Bitchin' Rides.
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    Pretty cool video they put together.

    http://youtu.be/NN8WRjOa8Aw
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    I will beg to differ. This car was listed for $125K

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    It doesn't say it's for sale, or that it was purchased for that, it's just a number picked from somewhere. Plus it's shown in an online men's fashion magazine. Not sure that it counts!
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    Buy it now price is 130k

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    Last edited by Mike; 08-07-2014 at 08:20 AM. Reason: Buy it now is actually 120k
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed Head View Post
    It doesn't say it's for sale, or that it was purchased for that, it's just a number picked from somewhere. Plus it's shown in an online men's fashion magazine. Not sure that it counts!
    I crossed this car when I bought my datsun, it came up while researching some parts. It was for sale at 190K when I saw it, and I laughed. So, I think it should count.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Buy it now price is 130k
    Maybe he revised it. I seen 120K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite_Grind View Post
    Maybe he revised it. I seen 120K.
    Oops, you are correct, the buy it now is 120k. I was probably thinking the number 30 because that's the current bid level and I mixed the two. Anyway, Does anyone know if the yellow Z was sold?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed Head View Post
    Thanks, I was able to merge the threads.
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    FYI... the yellow SR20DET 240Z sold for about $50K to a buyer in the UAE. I built him a new differential, a new suspension, and sold him a OSG clutch system because what was on the car was improperly installed/setup. It looked good but drove like crap.

    The most expensive S30 has sold north of $250K. None of the cars listed here will break the $100K mark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaZmatt View Post
    Beautiful car but cmon...$120k??? He may get 60 or 70.
    No way I would give 120k for that, but some people seem to do, there's a few fish that will bite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Coffey View Post
    FYI... the yellow SR20DET 240Z sold for about $50K to a buyer in the UAE. I built him a new differential, a new suspension, and sold him a OSG clutch system because what was on the car was improperly installed/setup. It looked good but drove like crap.
    Any photos you can share?

    The most expensive S30 has sold north of $250K. None of the cars listed here will break the $100K mark.
    Would love some details on this one, or links if you've got 'em.
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    IMO , Having these type of Z' s expose at that coin will spark more interest on these cars from the Orient , they are demanding

    more money as they are getting scarce and is evident that good specimens are going overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z fan View Post
    ....will spark more interest on these cars from the Orient....
    "The Orient".

    That'll be the place where these things were actually made, and where they already have the "Most Expensive Zs So Far", no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HS30-H View Post
    "The Orient".

    That'll be the place where these things were actually made, and where they already have the "Most Expensive Zs So Far", no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Any photos you can share?



    Would love some details on this one, or links if you've got 'em.
    I'm pretty sure John is talking about a 432 or 432R. Those are easily 6-figure cars these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z fan View Post
    These cars where made in JAPAN , in most maps that is the ORIENT
    You guys are having an unclear writing problem.

    spark more interest on these cars from the Orient

    spark more interest....................from the Orient

    spark more interest on these cars


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    It looks like the bid is at 40k. Is someone driving the bid up hoping to catch a big fish. I would think that at 40k you could build one of your own. There is really nothing special about the car (series 1).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nismospek View Post
    It looks like the bid is at 40k. Is someone driving the bid up hoping to catch a big fish. I would think that at 40k you could build one of your own. There is really nothing special about the car (series 1).
    Really nothing special huh? You would be hard pressed to recreate that car for less then 50k. Assuming the resto is at show quality level( disregarding the performance mods), you could spend 40k.
    It might not be to everyone's personal taste, but that level of resto mod is a heavy investment. I'd love to see it draw big money for all our sakes!!
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    Just clicked on the ebay link in the first post and a pop up said "42 people an hour are viewing this." So it is getting some attention.

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    I fully agree with madkaw. I'm already at 30K without the bodywork. just engine, differential, gearbox, front/back suspension and 4 disc brake system, Interior in leather and powdercoating everything possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madkaw View Post
    Really nothing special huh? You would be hard pressed to recreate that car for less then 50k. Assuming the resto is at show quality level( disregarding the performance mods), you could spend 40k.
    It might not be to everyone's personal taste, but that level of resto mod is a heavy investment. I'd love to see it draw big money for all our sakes!!
    Sorry, im a little closer to mexico where you don't have to spend that much for body and paint for a good job but I am starting to see where some of the parts are adding up.

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    Any photos you can share?
    I never had the car in my shop, it was about 8,000 miles away. I do have a pic of the diff I built:

    https://www.facebook.com/14398919167...type=3&theater

    Would love some details on this one, or links if you've got 'em.
    Alan would know better then me but a US example is the Frissell IMSA 260Z.

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