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    Default The bloke must be dreaming

    In the latest issue of Just Cars Magazine, a bloke in S.A. has a 1975 260Z that has been garaged for the last 18 years, has lots of extras, and is asking $24,000.oofor it.

    It must have a gold plated choke lever for that price.

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    beat this, in a local magazine - AutoTrader - a guy is advertising a Holden FJ Ute *original* for $50,000

    tell him he is dreaming
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    Default 1975 260z

    With regard to the car in Just Cars magazine, is it the same orange Z with historic plates that was recently sold on ebay for $12,000? It would be quite a coincidence if two 260Z's of the same vintage are advertised as having been garaged in South Australia for the past 18 years.

    The ebay vehicle is on its way across the nullabor.

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    The guy who claims he owns car #400 wants $4500+ and it's a complete wreck doesnt look to be many straight panels on it. Tell him he's dreaming

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    Car # 160 is still for sale on www.ozdat.com. Remember that car ("twisted frame running from the cops" should jog your memory), It was on ebay, the thread about it is probably one of worst threads on here. He also wants $4500 for it.
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    Yeah but car number 400 is in a very sad state I think you've seen it. Makes #160 look alot better that's for sure.

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    G'Day there boyblunda,

    Don't know if it's the same one mate but it is ORANGE.

    The ad reads;
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    "Datsun 260Z, 1975, stored 18 years, 91,000 kms, suit for museum piece.
    Garaged and rustproofed, orange with white interior, 5spd man, 2-seater,pager alarm,many extras, XDP 123".
    He then gives his mobile number in S.A. and the price of 24,000.

    Does that ring any bells mate ????????

    You say the ebay car's on it's way accross the Nullabore ?
    Isn't S.A. on the way ?????????

    If this bloke get's 24,000 for it there's hope for the rest of us yet.

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    A mate of mine aproached me today asking what a fair price is for a "good roadworthy 240/260z without any rust and a good engine". I honestly don't know cause i've never seen one for sale that meets those requirements. How much you recon he'll be looking at?
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    for mickieB's description, good paint and all that, depending on year, between 8-12k, depending on overal condition as well, max 14k,

    well thats my opnion on what i've seen in the last 6 months, and my thoughts on what it would be worth... usuaully a bit more for a 240, or a 74 260 compared to later 260z's

    but we talking 2 seaters
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    Hey guys, I'm in USA, Portland, Oregon.

    When you blokes say 24K, what type of coin is that? and what is 24K in american dollars.

    Even though I don't know what that translates as, I can't believe what people are charging in Aussie land for a Zed!!!!

    In the US, the restored ones from a few years ago are like 15K US dollars max...and those are pretty perfect Zeds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogma420
    Hey guys, I'm in USA, Portland, Oregon.

    When you blokes say 24K, what type of coin is that? and what is 24K in american dollars.

    Even though I don't know what that translates as, I can't believe what people are charging in Aussie land for a Zed!!!!

    In the US, the restored ones from a few years ago are like 15K US dollars max...and those are pretty perfect Zeds...

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    Wow!! The AU dollar is stronger than I've seen it in awhile (nearly 80 cents on the dollar). A few years ago, the AU dollar was around 55 cents on the dollar.
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    FWIW

    This car was garaged in Melbourne for the 18 years. It was for sale late last year for about $10k. I looked into buying it.

    I assume that the guy now selling it in SA bought it from the seller in Melbourne. He hasnt done anything to it, maybe the alarm.

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    Default Same Car

    Thanks for that confirmation Rick.

    It does indeed seem to be the same vehicle that was recently sold on ebay for $12,000 to a West Aussie. The ebay ad was earlier listed on another thread by Gavin.

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    [I]"XDP 123
    Factory 162 HP motor, 8 Seconds to 100kmph.
    Much more collectable than the 2+2.
    This car is in almost new condition. Stored by the previous owner for 18 years under a car cover in a garage. Now on historic Rego in SA til 2007. New Licence plates since photos.
    It has just had the brake booster and master cylinder replaced. The waterpump and radiator have just been replaced and engine serviced. A pager alarm has been added for peace of mind. The original hubcaps and a set of steel rims are also included.
    Ultra rare white interior
    Want to own a piece of history ...... "

    Prices of cars do seem to be on the up and good cars a little harder to find. The cost and work involved in restoration makes me think that it is cheaper to do a restoration on something that has always been a good car rather than trying to revive a total wreck. This particularly applies to someone like myself who has limited skills in bodywork repairs.

    I looked around for quite some time before purchasing my first Zed last year at $2800 - needed some immediate work and will require a lot of body work within a few years.

    In Western Australia there are is genuine one owner 2+2 that has been on the market for about two years at AUS$12 - 14k but has not sold. I have just paid $10k for a 2+2 that needs another $2k of work to get it up to what I would like it to be.

    Project cars seem to go between $1500 and $3500 with parts cars as low as $500.

    I have thought that some of the cars that have been advertised in the last six months as project cars might be better viewed as parts vehicles.

    One attractive project package that I viewed was that of 260 freak advertised elsewhere in this discussion forum - 260Z 2 seater with a 2+2 parts car.

    I think our general expectation over here is that all prices will start to increase.

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    I actually only paid $500 for my zed from dattozed. To him it was a parts car but it's really not that bad, especially for what i want to do to it. Soon as possible (Next few months) i'll be getting a bank loan of between 25-30k and spending it all on the zed. Full restoration of the body, new paint job, custom leather interior, RB26DETT conversion. The full works. Basically i want to make it a show car that could also have a spin at the track.

    After i've finished this car and paid it off in a couple of years i want to find an equally crappy 2-seater to make a tubbed drag car. I don't see it as butchering a nice car, i see it as saving a parts car from the scrap heap, that's why i won't buy something restored and rip apart the good work...

    But yeah on topic haha, if the time comes for me to sell my car once it's finished, i'll be asking pretty big $$$ but it will be a spotless car.
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    It seems that compared with the US our cars get knocked around more and replaced less often with new. As most of us live near the coast our cars rust more too.

    Add all that together plus factor in a significant demand for certain older cars and you have higher prices. Does that all make sense?

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    Doesn't really matter to me how much the cars rise in value, I'm never selling mine
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    Default ebay z

    I purchased the ebay z. I look forward to seeing it when I get back from Fiji.
    I hope I haven't purchased a dud' so far it is sight unseen! I now have for sale my current z.
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