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    Datsun Z Series Z | eBay


    needs work but overall seems not molested
    HLS30 32581, 5/71 Matching numbers

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    Bart,

    This a fine example of a Series II car. I thought this part of the description was funny:

    "The car has some rare options, including factory/dealer installed air conditioning (still blows ice cold), Fenton mag wheels, rear window defroster, floor mats, and seek/scan radio."

    The rear window defroster and AM radio were standard features, and the other options wouldn't be considered rare in today's market. However, it's probably rare to find 43 year old ARA AC that still works!

    It will be interesting to see what this car sells for and I also enjoyed seeing the other beautiful cars in the photos!

    Robert S.
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    The car appears to be a museum of some sort. It is in Madison GA, perhaps some of our eastern members will recognize the location. As Robert says, some VERY interesting company sitting around this car - an Opel GT, Ferrari Testarossa, ...etc. I especially liked the rear glass shot with the Japanese battle flag reflection.

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    Good catch Jim!

    This must be the museum where the Z is currently located:

    The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum microcars, bmw isetta, messerschmitt, messerschmidt, kr200, micro cars

    There are some microcars in the background of the Ebay photos and "Bruce" is the contact provided in the ad.

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    Guys,

    Just some more information on the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum. Early last year he auctioned off all of his microcars (and collector items):

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    Results - The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum 2013 | Classic Car Auctions | RM AUCTIONS

    He also sold a 1973 240Z at the auction:

    1973 Datsun 240Z | The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum 2013 | RM AUCTIONS

    It was interesting to read that Bruce Weiner's first car was a 240Z:

    "One of those high school boys was Bruce Weiner, who had a 240Z as his first car. Like most car guys, he remembered his first car fondly, and years later, he sought out one for its replacement. In typical fashion, he found the best example possible, the wonderful original car offered here. It continues to wear the paint, interior upholstery, and trim with which it was delivered with from the factory. Over $8,000 was spent making the car perfect, including installing new tires, and having a Datsun specialist go over the car from top to bottom to make sure that it was fully mechanically sorted. Detailed to the nines, this is the 240Z you pined for back in 1973."

    The museum website says the museum is "Now Closed to the General Public as everything was sold at Auction February 2013. Check back Fall 2014 for something new!" I don't know what this means, but boy those little cars are worth a lot of money!

    Robert S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EhlersRS View Post
    Bart,

    This a fine example of a Series II car. I thought this part of the description was funny:

    "The car has some rare options, including factory/dealer installed air conditioning (still blows ice cold), Fenton mag wheels, rear window defroster, floor mats, and seek/scan radio."

    The rear window defroster and AM radio were standard features, and the other options wouldn't be considered rare in today's market. However, it's probably rare to find 43 year old ARA AC that still works!

    It will be interesting to see what this car sells for and I also enjoyed seeing the other beautiful cars in the photos!

    Robert S.
    Yeah. Maybe the AC is the only rare option here
    I noticed the door seals are shot to.
    Good catch on the Micro car museum, didn't even notice that !
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    Odd VIN number.

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    1969 HLS30-000110 SOLD Shipped to Dubai UAE
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    The Georgia Z Club did a group trip to the micro car museum a couple of years ago. I didn't go with them. I don't remember anybody mentioning a Z car on display. It must have been kept elsewhere.
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    On Feb 2013 , the auction price tag was 24,150 , lets see what its brings now.

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