Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Hmmmm.... I wonder what it's worth...

  1. #1
    This car is 40 years old?
    Member ID
    CZCC-16464
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO.
    Posts
    91

    Default Hmmmm.... I wonder what it's worth...

    I am starting to dig into the 240 (2/71 car) and while many feel that "original is best", I am just not an "AM Radio" kind of guy. I will be installing a nice audio system in the car as I rebuild the interior. I have been a music freak forever and this car will be my daily driver. I want a nice system in it.

    Anyway... The car has the original Hitachi "AutoSeek" AM radio. I even have the original factory Hitachi spec sheet/manual for it and it is perfect!

    I have seen the AM/FM version on eBay sell between $250-$350 (one yesterday was up to $305)! That blows me away!

    I can take a couple of pics tonight, but was just wondering if there was a "ballpark" figure that these might sell for. I know that it is worth "what somebody is willing to pay", but is the early AM version worth much?

    If I can sell this and help fund my interior build or audio install, I might just do it. If it is not worth much, I will just put it in an "Original Z Parts" box for future needs...

    THANKS!
    Tim
    Tim Reinhardt - Colorado Springs, CO.

    71' 240Z.
    Build date = 2/71
    VIN# = HLS30-21505
    Rebuilding from the bottom up. Very cool project!

    96' Impala SS - Full custom build from top to bottom. This is my weekend toy!


  2. #2
    This car is 40 years old?
    Member ID
    CZCC-16464
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO.
    Posts
    91

    Default

    Interesting! There is a restored one on eBay right now with a "Buy It Now" price of $399! Sounds crazy to me, but maybe I SHOULD "save it for a rainy day"...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsu...spagenameZWDVW
    Tim Reinhardt - Colorado Springs, CO.

    71' 240Z.
    Build date = 2/71
    VIN# = HLS30-21505
    Rebuilding from the bottom up. Very cool project!

    96' Impala SS - Full custom build from top to bottom. This is my weekend toy!


  3. #3
    Semi-retired admin Arne's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-8596
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon, USA
    Age
    64
    Posts
    8,465

    Default

    The restored one you saw is at the very upper end of the price scale. But good working AM radios with un-cracked intact faceplates and the correct antenna switch often go for $200-300 on eBay.

    I packed mine up for safekeeping. You never know when I might want to go back to stock.
    Arne - Former owner, HLS30-37705, 7/71, 905 Red
    Car blogs - 240Z - Porsche 911

  4. #4
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-8095
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    central nj
    Age
    33
    Posts
    94

    Default

    Just so you know.. my family owns a car audio buisness
    Let me know what you think
    www.awe1.com

  5. #5
    This car is 40 years old?
    Member ID
    CZCC-16464
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO.
    Posts
    91

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    The restored one you saw is at the very upper end of the price scale. But good working AM radios with un-cracked intact faceplates and the correct antenna switch often go for $200-300 on eBay.

    I packed mine up for safekeeping. You never know when I might want to go back to stock.
    Thanks Arne! Very interesting indeed! Between the radio and the "D" hubcaps (need to restore them), I could pretty much fund my full interior rebuild! Pretty cool considering that I really only spent $500 on the car! Too many "what will the future hold" decisions to make!

    Quote Originally Posted by 71datsunZ View Post
    Just so you know.. my family owns a car audio buisness. Let me know what you think
    www.awe1.com
    Thanks! Does that mean I can get the "Z Club discount"? I have added the link to my favorites. Nice website.

    I went kind of crazy on the system in my Impala - All Eclipse, Focal and Phoenix Gold. I will not go to this level in the Z, but am looking at a single sub, componants up front, 2 ways in the rear and a single 5 channel amp.

    Here are a couple of pics of the Impala install. I did 100% of it myself. It hit 139.6db in a local sound off competition (but I can't listen to it like that) and the sound quality is amazing!











    Last edited by SSuspect; 05-02-2008 at 09:18 AM.
    Tim Reinhardt - Colorado Springs, CO.

    71' 240Z.
    Build date = 2/71
    VIN# = HLS30-21505
    Rebuilding from the bottom up. Very cool project!

    96' Impala SS - Full custom build from top to bottom. This is my weekend toy!


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 71' 240Z's worth??
    By Sane in forum Body and Paint (S30)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-13-2008, 01:03 AM
  2. Not Sure What this Stuff is Worth
    By superfunk in forum Misc (S30)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-29-2007, 03:16 PM
  3. L24 worth?
    By 76Datsun280z in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-27-2006, 05:52 PM
  4. Parts Car - What parts are worth?
    By Murph in forum Misc (S30)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-23-2004, 07:19 AM
  5. What's an original Hitachi radio worth?
    By LEE240ZPERTH in forum Open Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-12-2003, 05:49 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •