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    Default 1980 ZX 10th Anniversary Edition with 49 miles on eBay - $35,000

    Did anyone see this listing from a Nissan dealer in NY selling a new never been registered 280 ZX 10th Anniversary Edition with 49 miles! There are 29 bids already with 2 hours left on the auction. Do you think this car is worth that much money? My major concern would be the seller ID is new with 0 feedback. Also does anyone else become leary when you see one or two people bidding up the price? It almost appears that these bidders may be working with the seller to artificially bid up the price and lure a real bidder into making a bid. Does anyone else share this concern with eBay?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Datsu...=p4506.c0.m245

    Like to see another thread going where we all debate the value of the Z's.
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    does anybody else think the engine looks pretty dirty for a car with only 49 miles?

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    I did meet a guy a few weeks ago that tells me he has a 280zx 10th edition with 7 miles! He bought one to drive and another to sit.....these cars are out there. Anyone remember how many miles the one at the Daytona convention had on it? The guy wanted 50K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedyone_kenobi View Post
    does anybody else think the engine looks pretty dirty for a car with only 49 miles?
    I had the same thoughts when I saw the engine pics. Also, if you were storing a car like that as a future investment, wouldn't you take better care of it and not leave in a corner of some buidling surrounded by other things that could damage the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedyone_kenobi View Post
    does anybody else think the engine looks pretty dirty for a car with only 49 miles?
    Looks like shipping protectant (cosmoline) which yellows badly over time.
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    My BMW as do most had that problem as well. They were supposed to clean that stuff of upon arrival from overseas. Most never did. I re-painted the bay in my BMW when my dad and I did the motor swap.

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    My major concern would be the seller ID is new with 0 feedback.
    The seller appears to be a Nissan dealer in Amherst, New York. I have bought stuff from other Nissan dealers on eBay in the past with no problem.
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    It looks like overspray on the windshield fluid container & I believe I saw the car in an ad prior to ebay for 45,000.
    My 81 engine bay looks 10times nicer with 51,000 miles on it.
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    I wonder what the inside smelled like? New or musty?
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    Sold at $37,100.00 About right for the condition of the car. Had it been properly stored and not been undercoated by the Dealer... it would most likely have been a $50K car.

    As it sits, it is going to need a lot of hours of detailing...

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    MSRP on these was right at $14K. If you do a conversion to see what 14,000 1980 dollars is equal to in 2008 it comes to $37,171

    So the dealer did not make any money

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    What calculator do you use? The one I use only goes through 2007:
    $35236.56 in the year 2007 has the same "purchase power" as $14000 in the year 1980.
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    I have not followed the value of these 10th anniversary models, what do they typically sell for in todays market with some miles on them and not in mint condition like this one? Do they seldom come up for sale given the limited number that were manufactured? I am not a big fan of the S31's but this is one model I would definitely love to have.

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    I don't see the relevance of comparing 1980 dollars to 2008 dollars for this car. 2008 dollars buys you 2008 advances in technology , manufacturing processes , testing , etc etc. I know it's a comparison just for fun , but a cheap Kia represents leaps and bounds better bang for the buck in a straight fun comparison IMHO . Gee , that's the first time I used today's accepted abbreviation for a perfectly good phrase .

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    Besides, how much would it cost to store and keep that car in less than pristine but still good condtion for 28+ years? No relevance at all, as you said, just fun.
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    I know this sounds insignificant but did anyone else notice there was no cigarette lighter? They are like socks and seem to disappear into the twilight zone. For that amount of money and being "new" you would think it would be there.
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