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    Default Trying to sell: 1973 240z (Fairlady Z)

    this is the car that dreco was talking about.


    this is a 1973 REAL AUTHENTIC JDM RHD 240Z/FAIRLADY Z

    i am selling this for one of my managers from work.
    he has told me that the car has roughly 80k miles.
    car is in very well maintained condition and VERY RARE.
    has all legal paper work for car. real RHD, no conversion BS!

    Price is $12,000 OBO. because the car is dime a dozen. RHD, and the lady is still looking beautiful.

    any further questions: please call Peter @ 214-529-8403.
    Just tell him that you saw the car in the local forum and your interested in checking out the car or whatever. pick up only. if your willing to drive and come get it then your welcome to. he doesn't want it delivered.
    thank you!
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    Somebody go check this thing out and post some more pictures!
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    tell me what angles and kind of pictures you want and i'll go tell my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by y1ng1ang
    tell me what angles and kind of pictures you want and i'll go tell my friend
    I'd suggest shots of the typical rust-prone areas that any serious buyer would want to see. The frame rails, battery tray area, floorboards, spare tire area, etc. It would also help to see pictures of all of the available ID tags with VIN numbers and engine numbers and so forth.
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    What mie suggested, and the JDM touches, the clock, console switches, dash, hatch and shelf, full rear and side shots...
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    I'd like to see a close up of the brackets (if that is what they are) on the front fenders - looks like they may have been there for fender mounted mirrors...???

    I'd also like to know the VIN and Original Engine Serial Number (stamped on the block)... No way to tell if it is a 240-Z or just a 2.0L Fairlady Z.

    Also interesting to see that it has the Flat Top's... were they OEM in Japan for 73, or added to meet US Emissions Standards??

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    Please replace those carbs.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck
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    Also interesting to see that it has the Flat Top's... were they OEM in Japan for 73, or added to meet US Emissions Standards??

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    I'd be interested as well!
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    Havent seen a fairlady in a while......

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    Carl, I have seen many photos of 73-74 Fairlady Z's with the flattop carbs. I am pretty sure they had smog laws in Japan at the time as well as the 2 liter rule for a while.

    I am alsmost certain that this is a S30-ZL and not a HS30 because the emblems are different and from the pictures, this Z looks pretty stock. On a Fairlady 240Z the emblems are "Fairlady 240Z". This is two emblems, not one like the "Fairlady Z" emblem.

    I hope this car goes to a good home. It looks like it would do very well with some cleaning and changing of a few parts.

    Good luck with the sale,

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    Also, looking at the carbs, they are the smaller type. Indicating the 2 liter engine. It is still a great car with the 5 speed and the closer gear ratios.

    All the Best,

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    Is this car still for sale...? If so 12K is a steal. Currently in the U.S.....This car would be a find! Please let me know how it is going.
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    [QUOTE=v12horse]Also, looking at the carbs, they are the smaller type. Indicating the 2 liter engine. It is still a great car with the 5 speed and the closer gear ratios.
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    I thought the carbs looked a little smaller than the usual 73/74 carbs. I would be interested in hearing the story behind how this car got to the states as well as seeing some more pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck
    Also interesting to see that it has the Flat Top's... were they OEM in Japan for 73, or added to meet US Emissions Standards??

    thanks,
    Carl B.

    Probably a 2.0L six. Those flat tops may not be the dreaded square-mouth US spec carbs, but the JDM round mouth type. I see them occasionally pop up on Yahoo Japan. Always round mouth flat tops.
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    Really good call,Ben! ZL no doubt! Looking at my parts book, the carbs could be the Hitachi HJG 38W-8 for the 2.0 liter; shown from 3/73 on, or they could be the Hitachi HJG 46W-8 for the 2.4 liter from '72 on. How about that air box! I have never seen one like that, before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agemeansnothing
    Please replace those carbs...........
    Havent seen a fairlady in a while......
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    I dont understand why a JDM Fairlady is worth any more than an equivelent condition 240Z in the USA? I would have thought the 240z would be more desirable because of the extra performance of the L24 and the fact that you are sitting on the correct side of the car when driving in the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Camouflage
    I dont understand why a JDM Fairlady is worth any more than an equivelent condition 240Z in the USA? I would have thought the 240z would be more desirable because of the extra performance of the L24 and the fact that you are sitting on the correct side of the car when driving in the USA.
    It's the novelty and rarity factor. The RHD cars were not sold in the US for obvious reasons, but a few made it over. Since many parts are the same, it's easy to restore or repai this car. Plus, the Z factor comes into play. It's a Z, from the home country. The Japanese have the same passion for American cars, but the parts are hard to get because American carmakers don't make for the Japanese market.
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    But I'm still trying to understand the 'dime a dozen' comment. To the layman, it's still just a Z. I would rather have a 240Z than a RHD Fairlady for the reasons that Mr. Camouflage mentions. If I wanted a unique Japanese sports car, it would be something like this.
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    well, if someone is intersted, and if I have time, I can check it out for ya... I live in Dallas..

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    The Cosmo 110S is a really cool car Stephen. I believe that there are at least three in the states. I know of one by me in the bay area owned by nta dentist, and I have heard that Jay Leno is in the process of restoring one.

    The RHD drive factor. For me, the Fairlady Z is the most pure form of the Z. This is a Japanese car and there is this aura around the home market cars for me. The fact that they had different trim models in Japan makes the home market cars more sweeter as well. It would be neat to know all of the options that this car has as it is most likely a ZL. However, 12k is an okay price if it is rust free and just dirty. But if there are larger problems, it is too much.

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    12K and no A/C?

    The 73 Fairlady Z I bought back from Okinawa had that same type of carb setup. In 1987 smog laws required visual and sniffer tests. Mine passed the sniffer with no problems and a BAR referee signed off the motor the way it looked. Nice not having to deal with a air pump like the 240Z's were required to have. Made a nice tidy engine compartment.

    Why have a RHD Z here in the U.S.? It's fun and unique. Plus the Fairlady Z's are registered as Nissan vs. Datsun. Not that that really matters. They have been around long before the Sport Compact scene took over. For a while I did not even know what JDM meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck
    I'd like to see a close up of the brackets (if that is what they are) on the front fenders - looks like they may have been there for fender mounted mirrors...???

    Carl B.
    Carl, those are the mount points for the fender mirrors. My 610 coupe that I had also had the plastic "filler" which had a bolt on the under side of the fender. Unbolt it and the mirror mounting holes are there.

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    the price is $12,000 and it is OBO

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    bumping it up

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    Default update for car.. pics and vin

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    I'm guessing the U.S. Spec rear quarter reflectors were added when the car was imported?

    Lots of interesting little details on this car Very cool - just needs those fender mirrors put back on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfadog
    I'm guessing the U.S. Spec rear quarter reflectors were added when the car was imported?

    Lots of interesting little details on this car Very cool - just needs those fender mirrors put back on
    Added backward too, aren't they? I Thought the thick end should be at the back so the point out at right angles to the car. (Sames as the indicators should be at the front. Not saying the indicators on this car are wrong, I cant tell from the photos).
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    Yes, the rear marker lights are backwards.
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