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    Hello all. I just got back from sydney on the weekend and found this. I don't know what year it is, but has the twin lever choke set up. The car itself I have been told has not turned a wheel in 15 years and the guy who owns it stupidly won't depart wih it. unfortunately I think it's stuffed due to lack of care.
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    seems VERY dead.....fixable if u have a lot of money and time! but the rust on the roof and throughout looks shocking...

    to the point....if it has the choke and hand throttle levers, it is probable somewhere around 1971....

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    Unfortunately it's not only the roof. I think nearly every panel had rust including the floors as when i put my foot on the passenger floor all i heard was a crunching noise. Just a waste of a car

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    That's what happens when you park a car under pines and leave it for years uncovered. What a shame.
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    Hey,
    It was covered. Look at the plastic on the ground, the owner tried at somepoint to protect it. Thanks to his continued efforts, there is another parts car where a roadworthy Z should be.
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    Did you get the chassis number off it? would like to add it to the register of 240/260's
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    Unfortunately I didn't get the chasis number and was only having a brief look. when i did lift the bonnett though all i saw, was a layer of corosion over everything. i will try and get some inside picks to though.
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    Hmmm... I can see some parts there I wouldn't mind.Can't believe the owner wouldn't part with it, does he think it will be self repairing one day?

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    Geez, it's well and truely cactus huh. Difficult to see how someone could let it get that bad when they walk past it every day.
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    My guess is that will have a low vin somewhere between 500 and 1500.

    There is a similar car (HS30-00634) in NZ with the hand trottle. I always thought that they were only put in the series 1 but it appears that the RHD export and JDM HS30's got them in the first releases of the series 2.
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    260zed. I think that you'll find that the guy would'nt care. The funny thing is though is it's only 10 metres at the max from his front door. I contacted him last year to see if he would sell it, and nearly had him convinced until he backed out. I reckon he probably thinks the car is worth money, as I ended up talking to someone this year that offered to buy the car 10 years ago when it didn't have rust in the roof,sills etc and was repairable. Who knows what he thinks?.

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    That's a real pity to see.

    It looks to be pretty straight and complete. Why do people just park these cars outside like this to rust (rhetorical question btw :P)

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    Here in Va if the city were to see a car like that just sitting in your yard wide open like that they would make you send it to the junk yard not sure if it its still that way but it happened to my uncle's van.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 240znz
    My guess is that will have a low vin somewhere between 500 and 1500.

    There is a similar car (HS30-00634) in NZ with the hand trottle. I always thought that they were only put in the series 1 but it appears that the RHD export and JDM HS30's got them in the first releases of the series 2.
    Don't get confussed with the LHD Series I and the cars that came to our part of the world - I have seen a 240z here in NZ with a build number in the early 800's with a hand throttle. I assume Nissan was using up the parts in a transition phase. RHD production dates below so that would make a Series 1 in our RHD cars upto at least May 71 (were as in the US the series 1 were long gone by then). When I had HS30-00016 it had seat belts with a 70's date on them + dates were around this early/mid 70's and this was the HS30-00016 (still had plug leads with 1970 on them too)

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    Bringing up the past. I have convinced the owner to sell after 4yrs and i'm wandering how much its worth?

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    Not much at all. Would require a complete rebuild to be worth anything. Might be able to get up to $1500 in the condition it's in.

    You need to update your signature. Says 1969 240Z???
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    That is a dead duck. "His Holeness" my (now cut up) 73 parts car from the Solomons was in better shape than that. But there are bits on it that are worth money.

    The body on my car was bad and cost more than $15K to get to the stage it is in. But compared to that, mine was mint. I wouldn't even consider it for a rebuild as it's too far gone and not really of any historical value. What it would make is a good candiate for someone wanting to convert a LHD to RHD. But I'd say that the firewall will be shot by the looks of the amount on pine needles in the photos.

    Bumpers, glass, window regulators, hand throttle, carbs, plastic, struts, all the bits required for a LHD conversion. But what is it worth??? No more than $800~1000. Phone up your local scrape metal dealer and ask what they will give you for the shell, over here we are getting money for old shells the price of steel has doubled. We used to have to pay them to take them away.

    I'll buy the left hand rear bumper extension off you if you get it and want to part with it. Plus a door hinge spring.
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    Thanks for your imput. I thought the car would be worth around $500 but wasnt sure. I know it is an original matching cars and even has all the original books

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    Well all I finally bought this car of the second owner since 76. it has all the original parts including the books tyre kit and even the 2 original keys and all numbers match up! unfortunately it has major rust damage. not sure if it's worth restoring so i need your opinions.

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    We need more pictures!
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