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    Hi there..

    I am the new owner of this one



    I guess you recognize this car as forum member Arne`s former Z.
    The car is still on it`s way to Norway, but the container with the car is supposed to arrive in Oslo this weekend.
    Guess who`s exited!

    I am a long time car enthusiast and this is what i sold last autumn, 1969 Opel Commodore Coupe, these cars where newer exported to the US



    Had it for 6 years, but wanted to try something else. So i guess that the 240Z will be a very good choice.

    I`ll keep you posted (with more pic`s) as soon as the car arrives.

    Best Regards
    Terje

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    Very nice red Z and good documented refresh. I grew up around Opel's and other fine Euro cars, my father had a Capitan model and Commodore's were a popular model to import after an European Vacation in the 70's to Caracas Venezuela.
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    Damn, Terje! They must have loaded it on the slowest ship in the fleet! I really was thinking that you should have received it by now.
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    Not much any of us can do about that Arne, but yes...it has taken it`s time, but counting days now not weeks Anyway , i want be able to take it for a ride in a couple of month since winter and salty roads is a fact here these days.
    Keep you posted.

    Best Regards
    Terje

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    Finally the car arrived in Oslo, picked it up and had her washed and cleaned after it`s long journey.
    Thanks again Arne, the car is very nice ;-)





    As you see from the pictures, driving condicions for a 240Z is not ideal, guess i have to wait another 2-3 month
    until i can take it for a ride. Here`s the car washed up and ready for winterstorage.

    Terje

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    Hi Terje! Nice pictures! Im glad we have one more Z in scandinavia! I welcome thee to join our annual Japanese car expedition http://www.finnjae.net/index.php?opt...d=17&Itemid=33

    Last year there were about 10 cars from Norway, i think you'd fit in just perfectly. If you want to know more, let me know.
    -72 240Z "Goldie"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topz View Post
    Finally the car arrived in Oslo, picked it up and had her washed and cleaned after it`s long journey.
    Thanks again Arne, the car is very nice ;-)
    Great news, Terje! It took longer than I would have thought, but it appears to have arrived safely. I know that you will be eagerly awaiting clear roads!
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    I love this Opel Terje....

    It reminds me of a mid sixties dodge or plymouth...except for the headlights...like maybe a charger grille and a barracuda body sort of...

    When my father was stationed in France he bought an Opel and had it shipped home, then drove it from New York to L.A. Im not sure of the year of the Opel, he got out of the army in 1960, so...it would have had to have been a 1955-60 model..he drove it for several years, then bought a 1963 chrysler 300


    Quote Originally Posted by Topz View Post

    I am a long time car enthusiast and this is what i sold last autumn, 1969 Opel Commodore Coupe, these cars where newer exported to the US



    Had it for 6 years, but wanted to try something else. So i guess that the 240Z will be a very good choice.

    I`ll keep you posted (with more pic`s) as soon as the car arrives.

    Best Regards
    Terje
    NOT Empty Anymore...

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    I have to admit that—even though my official responsibility ended when I handed it off to the transport driver—there is a huge sense of relief in knowing that it arrived safely. After weeks of winter to clean and fiddle with the car, I suspect you will be very familiar with the entire car long before you get a chance to really drive it, Terje.
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    Thanks Arne,
    Until last wednesday i only had the chance to look at pictures of the car.
    (from your website, and several pictures on this site)
    I have never bought a car this way before..... never seen the car in person, dealing with a total stranger, take the car for a testride...so for me it was also a huge relief that the car arrived safely and that the car was as nice as the pictures shows.
    Now that i have been able to see the car, starting it, checking it, sitting in it...i just has to say that i am very satisfied.
    Terje

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    Small update from Norway,
    Had the car registered the week before easter, with no remarks!!
    Was lucky to get a time correct numberplate from 1971 with a personal touch...DA 40865, DA 40..(Datsun 240) 865...(month and year i was born)



    Yesterday i did the front suspension, Tie Rod ends and Lower Ball Bearings were changed as they were showing their age.(done in 2 1/2 hour) The front suspension is now tight, will consider changing the sway bar links and
    compression rod bushings as well.



    The car runs great, draws attention and gives me a lot of pleasure.
    Last edited by Topz; 05-04-2012 at 02:59 AM.
    Terje

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topz View Post
    Yesterday i did the front suspension, Tie Rod ends and Lower Ball Bearings were changed as they were showing their age.
    Good deal, Terje. That would have been on my list of things to do this year had I kept the car. The rear bushings were all replaced with factory parts a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topz View Post
    Thanks Arne,
    Until last wednesday i only had the chance to look at pictures of the car.
    (from your website, and several pictures on this site)
    I have never bought a car this way before..... never seen the car in person, dealing with a total stranger, take the car for a testride...so for me it was also a huge relief that the car arrived safely and that the car was as nice as the pictures shows.
    Now that i have been able to see the car, starting it, checking it, sitting in it...i just has to say that i am very satisfied.
    Hi Terje, this goes to show how much it matters to find a car that is owned by an enthusiast. You probably had one of the best experiences, dealing with someone as excited about Z's as Arne. You are fortunate to have a good experience buying online. This is proof that it can still be done.

    Although I am sad to see Arne no longer owns a Z, I am excited to see that you are a new member to our small family of Zed heads... ((I also have a feeling Arne won't be a non-Z-owner for long)) Anyway, welcome to the club!!! It looks like you replaced the wheels, what brand and size did you go with?

    m

    PS: Do you recognize our new header graphic? It's from your Z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    PS: Do you recognize our new header graphic?
    I did....
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    Thanks Mike, nice header graphic...me like

    Guess i was lucky buying Arne's former Z, the car is what i was looking for, a well kept, good documented (helped me a lot making the desicion to buy this car among others) low milage original car, with moderate upgrades.
    The wheels are Rota Rb 7x16 +4 with 205/55 Pirelli P6000 tires.

    This Website is a great resource for all classic Z owners, i realy enjoy going trough the different sections, and have found a lot of info and pictures about my car in many of them as well.

    Keep up the good work!

    Terje
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    ((I also have a feeling Arne won't be a non-Z-owner for long))
    No promises. And my life right now is most certainly not clean enough for me to pick up another project, Z or otherwise.

    But, there is a particular Series 1 I know of that's been sitting in a carport totally un-loved for AT LEAST 20 years. Sometimes as I pass by I hear it call out to me....
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    So Terje, I've gotta ask (fixed wing pilot myself), what's the blue chopper sitting next to the Z? Is it yours?
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    So Terje, I've gotta ask (fixed wing pilot myself), what's the blue chopper sitting next to the Z? Is it yours?
    Hi Mike, my cousin flies this one, so for me, i`m just a passenger.
    Terje

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    Was not that satisfied with the gunmetal Rota Wheels, so last week i had the wheels painted, gave the car a more "classic" look.



    The car will go to winterstorage during next week, but it has been a great Z Year for me.
    Terje

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ID:	67037Nice drawing of my car, more of his work can be seen here: Personbil
    Terje

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