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    Do you know where my Grandpa's 240z is? He sold it around 1994. I think it was a 72. It was orange with black interior and some sort of scissors style aftermarket crank up sunroof. I think it was sold to a fellow pharmacist and I think he was from Egg Harbor Wisconsin. At the time the car had between 32-36k original miles. He sold it for the lowly sum of $3000-$3500. My grandpa passed away a few years ago and I would like to know its whereabouts.

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    Yes, there used to be a kit for doing that. No, I wouldn't do that to my cars. Then again, if you saw my cars you'd ask what I'm doing with them period.
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    goofy-lookin'

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    Wow, It comes with CD Player "options" That mean the rest is standard?

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    Anyone know what type of powered rack and pinion he is using? Looks pretty close to original system. Neat setup.

    Give him 10 points for effort, not my taste though. Im not into all that kit car stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuroDat View Post
    Anyone know what type of powered rack and pinion he is using? Looks pretty close to original system. Neat setup.

    Give him 10 points for effort, not my taste though. Im not into all that kit car stuff.

    thats a subaru

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    Hope no Z's (that weren't already wrecked) were harmed building this car. Looks cool to me but I expect anyone that knows much about Ferraris would have a good laugh. Don't think I'd have the nerve to drive it on the street with those fakey emblems. With the time and money spent you could build a very fast or nice Z.

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    Yep, I wouldn't have put the emblems on it, but for a kit-ish car it's not that bad. With the V-8 it should be pretty quick, but it will never "sound" like a Ferrari...
    From my perspective, it looks a lot better than some of the custom Z's wev'e seen posted. To each his own.
    As posted above, I hope no nice, restorable Z was used to make it.
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    I like it. If you put a BMW v12 with ITB'S it would be a screamer.

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    A few kits were sold before Ferrari got wind of it and shut them down for copyright infringement. Ferrari protects its image about as diligently as Disney. I believe there are 3 still running around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    Hope no Z's (that weren't already wrecked) were harmed building this car. Looks cool to me but I expect anyone that knows much about Ferraris would have a good laugh. Don't think I'd have the nerve to drive it on the street with those fakey emblems. With the time and money spent you could build a very fast or nice Z.
    Yes I agree with STANLEY. For the money and effort spent he could have built a really nice DATSUN. Chances are he bought the car as is and the thrill is gone or the wry grins he gets as he drives around are beginning to get the best of him. Anyway I don't believe in buying someone elses project. DATSUN or NOT
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    I guess my neck is a little redder than most here. I'd own and drive it. Not for that much money though. I get a kick out of the purists, I wonder how many of them would have it in their driveway if it were $5000. Especially if there really are only 3 of them left. And as for the (paraphrased) "you could build a really fast Z for that much money", isn't that the same thing and isn't that what the guy did? I think I detect a little penis envy on this board...........

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    I could SO do that. Just imagine, a Ferrari you wouldn't have to constantly worry about someone opening their car door into. Or stealing. V8 ought to provide plenty of power. It looks like a million bucks. And it's probably FAR more reliable than a ferrari.

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