Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Looking for turbo zed!

  1. #1
    Registered User MickieB's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-6763
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    Age
    34
    Posts
    130

    Default Looking for turbo zed!

    Hey guys,

    Wow i haven't posted on this forum in probably a year. Well i nearly bought Justin's red 260z with the intention of putting in an rb, but due to fatherly advice (Threats of torture) I didn't but it, i had to buy a ute.... Well, now i'm further in my apprenticeship and i am getting a bit more money under my belt, and i'm looking for a car... What i was wondering is, do the zed's ppl have put RB's in come up for sale often? And if so what sort of price would they fetch? If not i would be looking for a tidy 260z 2-seater with a good body, as i don't really want the trouble of a paint job.... Big as i know, but you can always be hopeful hey..
    -MickieB

    2002 Holden VU Storm Ute

  2. #2
    Formerly Datto-Zed Murph's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3769
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Age
    38
    Posts
    979

    Default

    Hey Mick.

    Can't say I've seen too many of them come up for sale, but that said there's enough of them around that they must from time to time.
    RS30-000756

  3. #3
    Registered User toecutter's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3694
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    melbourne
    Age
    48
    Posts
    297

    Default

    I would expect to pay in excess of 12K for a 2 seater S30 thats rego'd with an RB intalled. Having said that alot of the blokes with a few bucks to spend on a Z tend to look for unmoletered cars whilst younger blokes wanting an RB Z often just have'nt got enough cash put away due to family commitments etc. I suppose my point being if and RB Z does come up you might get lucky depending on how desperate the owner is to sell it and what the Z market is like at that particular time.

    But in short I would expect to pay about 15K for a clean 2 seater S30, (RB30 with reg) with no rust and neat paint.

    I know a fella who has just picked up a R33 GTS half cut for about 3.5K and he's doing the work himself so he'll prolly have it in and running for 5K.

    http://www.viczcar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1111

    Good Luck

  4. #4
    Registered User MickieB's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-6763
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    Age
    34
    Posts
    130

    Default

    The main thing for me is body work. I really want to find a rust free zed with a nice paint job... I know that's a huge ask, but everything else i can pretty much do at home, but the rust/paint is a big dollars problem for me..
    -MickieB

    2002 Holden VU Storm Ute

  5. #5
    Registered User 260DET's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3852
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    765

    Default

    Somewhere around $15K for a good all round car, although you'd be lucky to get a good one with an RB for that. I'd keep an eye on the internet car sales sites, always a few there.

  6. #6
    Registered User Tommo560's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-7005
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Age
    32
    Posts
    229

    Default

    someone here in perth did a conversion to rb25det and i believe all up including purchase of original, body work and conversion, all the way through to compliance cost him about $25k. i'd say you'd be lucky to find anyone willing to sell an rb zed for any less than 20 for one in decent nik.

    probably easier to just scour internet sites, the paper, and the local club for a decent rust free article to come around and then buy a half cut and do it yourself. you say your an apprentice (mechanic i presume?) so you should have the tools and know how to do most of the work yourself, and z's and really very complicated. infact they're really very simple to work on.

    Tom.

  7. #7
    Registered User MickieB's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-6763
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
    Age
    34
    Posts
    130

    Default

    Haha nah i'm an apprentice electrician, but my dad is a fitter so we could probably figure things out, especially with all the guides available telling you how to do it.
    -MickieB

    2002 Holden VU Storm Ute

  8. #8
    Registered User toecutter's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-3694
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    melbourne
    Age
    48
    Posts
    297

    Default

    ah...I forgot to mention the the guy I was talking about is installing his RB in a race car so engineering and compliance is'nt aqs big an issue as a street car which translate into less $$$, but yer I've often heard people saying an RB conversion could set you back 10 to 15K running. A lot of money hey, I reckon I'll just stick to building a mild street friendly L28!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. I have $15k. Resto on zed or new car?
    By MickieB in forum Australia and New Zealand
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11-16-2011, 04:55 PM
  2. Why the Z
    By chickenwafer in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 07-19-2005, 08:50 PM
  3. New Zed article for Aussie guys
    By LEE240ZPERTH in forum Open Discussions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-23-2004, 04:42 PM
  4. Has anyone's zed experience been soured by problems?
    By Murph in forum Australia and New Zealand
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-01-2003, 06:38 PM
  5. interchangable parts for zed
    By toecutter in forum Open Discussions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-09-2003, 03:55 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •