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    Default One and only - 1974 Datsun 260 ZX, factory V-8 and original!

    The guys on HybridZ and JNC have already rosted this one.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...1%7C240%3A1318
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    Yeah, I saw that too. Some people have no clue.

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    Yeah I have only been into these cars for a year and when I saw that I started scratching my head!?!

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    And what a bargain. Only $249,000!
    and here are some of the relevant photos!
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    I sent him a couple of questions within minutes of his listing...still no answer...or clue
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    I dont think he's askin' enough!?!

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    that has to be a joke right?

    This is too timeless to get lost once the auction goes away:

    One and only - 1974 Datsun 260 ZX, factory V-8 and original. Desert garaged for 14 years. Very, Very Fast. 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds at 4,500 feet elevation. Nissan Y44 motor, factory aluminum heads and aluminum 4 barrel intake, factory exhaust headers, factory 3 speed automatic. NO OTHER Z known to have this motor. The value of this car is what is in it. Have DMV certificate. It took me 3 years to get the certification because this Nissan factory motor has never been introduced to the US.

    I acquired this car through a friend who garaged the car for 14 years when his in-laws passed away, so any technical details of exactly HOW this particular engine ended up in my Datsun are lost. What I do know is that this is a one-of-a-kind car. There are NO OTHERS like it in the United States, and probably not in the entire world.

    The experts have heard of this car and now you can buy it. This is a running, registered vehicle.

    Bidding starts at $249,000. Buyer pays all shipping, insurance any other costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ta240 View Post
    that has to be a joke right?

    This is too timeless to get lost once the auction goes away:
    Yes VERY much a joke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ta240 View Post
    that has to be a joke right?
    Sounds like someone who knows nothing about Z cars and just believes a story he was told by someone he trusts. He thinks he stumbled across the Mona Lisa at a garage sale or something. If it supposedly took him three years to get documentation from Nissan of something, wouldn't you think he would show that in his ad? Apparently this engine was used in the Nissan President, but it definitely looks like a swap job. Nothing installed by the factory.

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    WHAT ? I thought it was a deal .........
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    Damn, that's a rare car.
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    Silly Z community...always knocking down someone who's trying to raise the bar for us...

    If he makes the sale we could fix the economy just based on the appreciation in value of our historically significant vehicles...

    I'm going to see if I can find a 70-73 240Z with a factory RB26 or LS1...we're rich!!!
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    "The experts have heard of this car and now you can buy it."

    No kidding! I off to the bank...wait, the banks aren't lending right now. Damn, it could've been all mine!
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    Maybe we could arrange a group buy..........
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    NO OTHER Z known to have this motor.......What I do know is that this is a one-of-a-kind car. There are NO OTHERS like it in the United States, and probably not in the entire world.
    That's not even true. There are several sites at a least one You Tube video that show Y44 engines in S30s in the US and other parts of the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonpup View Post
    "The experts have heard of this car and now you can buy it."
    ...
    I asked him who "the experts" were, and for the Vin...
    Of course, now that the car is on ebay, every one of us has heard of it. Though confusing knowledge of the car with agreement that it is valuable is just a wee bit of a stretch
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    A guy in West Aus has put the same engine in his 260Z 2+2, so that guy cant claim it's the only one in the world.
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    Wow, someone buy this rare piece of machinery!

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    Wow, a beaten up, unrestored, molested old 260zX 2+2 for a quarter mil? Fascinating... Might be worth more with a quick Maaco respray and some pimped out rims.

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    Ya know, You could probably pay a competent shop(one with an owner with proper mechanical ability and reasonable judgment) a whole lot less to build a much better car with the same engine, put it on ebay and have just as much history-maybe more if the shell didn't spend more than 10 years in the sand...collecting dust and mystery.
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    A seller with 0 feedback and a stupid asking price? I figured it was a scam from the beginning. And as of this morning, the auction is gone, pulled by eBay.
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    haha, you guys are roasting this guy good haha, sounds like a very easy beliver if ya ask me. ive never heard of the motor myself this is the first time i find out nissan had a v8 in the 70's but i know for a fact that z's only had the L series and the S20.
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    You see that stuff on the Barrett-Jackson auctions ALL the time:

    people auctioning something like a '70 Cuda, claiming their car is a one-of-a-kind or the 'only one like it.' It just means it's a car with something like a left-handed cigar lighter/ashtray or any other combination of factory options that would make it the only one with that combination of options.

    And they think it'll get them an extra $20 or $30,000
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