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    A short video of it coming out of the horse trailer it was stored in for a few years.

    https://vimeo.com/101361546

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    Cool video.

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    What a nice find....

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    Wow - looks like it's in pretty good condition. Is it an 11/69 build date? So now it's owned by John Beck? Should have a 2000 series serial number L24. Post some pictures when it gets cleaned up..

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    A dream Z, gone to a good home. Can't wait to see it's build progress.

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    Like a TV episode , that is a GEM

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    Is there a John Coffey Z-locating Service? Or is it friends and family only? How does a person even know where #502 is sitting in a horse trailer, in a barn? And then how do you go pry it out of the owner's hands? Lots of mystery here.


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    Subject Line say's #502, but the voice on the video says #504? Which is it?

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    Great find! Congratulations!

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    Horse trailer...of course......why didn't I ever think to look for a vintage Z in a horse trailer? Seems like a logical place to store a car.......especially if you keep your horses in the garage.
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    I've known about the car since the owner, Janelle, took it to her first autocross back in the mid-1990s. I was her instructor and when I realized what the car was I suggested she find another car to race. She put this car aside and just drove it on weekends. I wanted to buy the car for years and things just never worked out, mostly because I tend to modify whatever I buy to suit my tastes and this car needed to be restored. About 10 years ago a Datsun guy trying to buy the car told her she couldn't drive the car because of unleaded gasoline (he was a **** head trying to low ball her on the price). She called me and I told her not to worry about it. But she did and stored the car in her horse trailer.

    Years later I'm now working at Benton Performance and we have a very good customer and car collector, the guy you see in the video. He was telling me his Z story and I thought about Janelle's car. I called her and she said she would sell it to John if I said it was OK. I did, and John has the car with us to do a complete restoration in the next year.

    BTW, Janelle is the lady driving the forklift in the video.

    I'm pretty sure the serial number is 502 but I could be mistaken - I checked it when we pulled the car out of the trailer but I forgot. Build date is 11/69. Engine serial number is in the 2000s.

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    And how do you pry these cars out of the owner's hands? Be nice, honest, and pay a fair price. Janelle said she's had a lot of guys try to buy the car and all treated her like she was a stupid woman. She's smarter then most and knows a lot about cars. She was a fast shoe in a Camaro for years.

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    That is a great story. Please keep us updated when you can. Will this car need a repaint, or can you keep the original?
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    Its already been repainted once. It will probably get repainted again.

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    So very happy for that man. Congrats to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed Head View Post

    My computer does not like vimeo at all. Lots of starts and stops. 7 with Chrome.
    Whew! I thought it was just mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by siteunseen View Post
    Whew! I thought it was just mine.
    Try using FireFox with the 'Flash Video Downloader' (or similar) add-on. The video was choppy on my laptop so I downloaded it to the hard drive where playback is perfect.
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    Yes, the serial number above is correct.

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    FYI... Find the Betamotorsports page on Facebook. I added some quick pics of the car, it arrived at our shop (Benton Performance) yesterday.

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