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    Default Someone Should Go Look 70Z -$2250.00

    Hi Gang:
    Owner passed and left it to a charity.

    Someone should go look at this 70 Z. At $2250.00 it "might" be a car that could be saved. Looks like the right rear quarter might have been replaced.. but if the floors/frame rails are good... it might be a good project for someone.

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    Dash looks O.K.

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    Looks as a good project, just to long a drive for me

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    I would be a pretty long drive for me too, San Bernardino to San Diego, but here are the pictures:










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    I would like to have that car for parts but im on the east coast

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    That dashboard and interior console is like a gem in what appears to be a pretty dirty Z.
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    I't's been posted in our classifieds here as well.
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    I was considering checking it out regardless. I will reply to the add and go get a look at it. The price is right.

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    Default I saw this too on CL

    I always get nervous when I see a Z sitting out on a grass field. Can't be good for the underbody. That interior looks almost new, dash, console, etc
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    Parked in grass would make want to see the undercarriage and a trailer hitch too.
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    Interior looks "original" so it is not surprising to see the seats split out... I don't know how long it has been sitting outside in the grass. The original owner's estate donated it to the present non-profit.

    It all depends on how much rust is in the floorboards and frame rails - but the car has been in California - - - and dirt aside it "might" be a very solid car to refresh or restore.

    The blue on the right rear quarter panel - would have to be looked at carefully. No problem of the panel was replaced properly... but it could be work if it was a poor job to begin.

    Dust and dirt just lower the price, not so much the market value... wonder if that is a Super Speed 20 in the spare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    wonder if that is a Super Speed 20 in the spare?
    No, it's a later RD-108. Dates from 1980 or so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Beck View Post
    The blue on the right rear quarter panel - would have to be looked at carefully.
    If some one looks at it, look VERY carefully. In addition to the blue right rear quarter, both the hood and - worse - the radiator support show signs of orange paint. It may have been pieced together from multiple cars....
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    Maybe it has been refreshed. The door tag has over spray.
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    Great
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    Great color .........you California guys cups are runneth over!!!!!
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    I am in contact with the owner, arranging a look see...he is not down with tire kickers and people without money. I just want to see it and get a report back to you guys....I don't have the cash for it right now.

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    I can't blame him too much for not wanting to waste time with tire-kickers on a $2250.00 car - - - on the other hand, he should be happy to show you the car, so you can give an informed report to the Z Car Community va this public forum. No one expects a new car for $2250.00... but most prospective buyers would like to know that the car has been physically inspected by someone that knows something about these models.

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    Dose any one know what that silver box is by the master cylinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john mcgarvie View Post
    Dose any one know what that silver box is by the master cylinder.
    Not sure, could be a power inverter.
    Edit - I retract that answer. A power inverter would be mounted much closer to the battery I think.
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    Looks like the dash has a different hazzard mechanism than the original toggle switch for 1970. Could be the dash was replaced or swapped out? Speedometer starts at 20 mph which would be correct, but I guess the PO could have installed the original instruments. Has anyone gone to see the car?
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    Looks like a piece for a solid state igntion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-Z View Post
    Looks like the dash has a different hazzard mechanism than the original toggle switch for 1970. Could be the dash was replaced or swapped out? Speedometer starts at 20 mph which would be correct, but I guess the PO could have installed the original instruments. Has anyone gone to see the car?
    Couldn't he have just replaced the switch with that pull type?

    That shift boot looks like the original type. It's in remarkably good condition compared to the seats.
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    Tempting and in the neigborhood. just dont need another project.

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    Here is another 1970 (8/70) production just listed on eBay that seems like it is in much better condition and may be a better buy, even though the BIN price ($5500) is more than twice what they are asking for the other car. It comes with a stack of documentation, including the original invoice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike B View Post
    Here is another 1970 (8/70) production just listed on eBay that seems like it is in much better condition and may be a better buy, even though the BIN price ($5500) is more than twice what they are asking for the other car. It comes with a stack of documentation, including the original invoice.

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    Curious as to why the yellow car is getting so much attention. Not sure what makes this car so special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcord View Post
    Curious as to why the yellow car is getting so much attention. Not sure what makes this car so special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcord View Post
    Curious as to why the yellow car is getting so much attention. Not sure what makes this car so special.

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    Because it's yellow, of course. Many of us want to be members of the yellow Z club...
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    And many of us are, or were...
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    Can't speak for the rest of you, but I would like to have a series 1. If the shipping wasn't so out to lunch....
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    Me too but at this stage of the game it will have to take it's rightful place on the long list of thing I'd like to have. A paid off mortgage (3 more years), a retired wife (also 3 more years) ,........a series one would probably come in about 12th or 13th on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Bob View Post
    Can't speak for the rest of you, but I would like to have a series 1.
    As someone who had a Series 1 (since rusted and parted out), and also someone who hasn't become obsessed with the low-VIN fetish, I'll put the importance of owning a Series 1 fairly low. A Series 2 (late '71) is just as nice a car, IMO. I've gone there before, and overall condition is far more important to me these days. I'd much rather buy a straight and non-rusted later car than even a semi-rusted Series 1.

    Which is exactly what I did. No regrets at all.

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    I've owned two in the past and would like to own one again but it's not an obsession. Far from that and it will likely never happen. Too many other things precede it on my list of things I'd like to have.
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    Like a nice long August vacation in Texas ..... Right Stephen?

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    I own HLS30-06330, and it is the early yellow.
    That car was a Los Angeles Car, and is remarkably rust free. Unfortunately due to someone jumping a curb, one side is .375" shorter than the other...though it tracks straight.

    This one would be a nice addition as an 'identical twin' and between the two would work well for me...

    Too bad I'm in Qatar right now. Dammnit!

    This one would give me S30-06225, HLS30-06330, and HLS30-06315... a conversation starter at the convention to be sure. Especially if me, the wife, and the boy drove one a piece there...

    Hmmmm....
    This is making me think...
    My wife may not be happy with this thought process...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WW2Winger View Post
    Like a nice long August vacation in Texas ..... Right Stephen?
    Why not? I always seem to end up there during the worst part of the summer anyway.
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    Go ahead Stephen.....We ain't getting any younger and your wife could put off retirement for a couple more years. Early Datsun yellow is an awesome color!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Because it's yellow, of course. Many of us want to be members of the yellow Z club...
    Hey now, that was not very nice...

    I can remember a time when you wanted to be a member, and I think now you're just jealous that you can no longer be a member with that fire truck colored car
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    If you want one without rust, you live with the color you find. But I still think 919 yellow is my favorite original color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony D View Post
    .......
    This one would give me S30-06225, HLS30-06330, and HLS30-06315... a conversation starter at the convention to be sure. Especially if me, the wife, and the boy drove one a piece there...

    Hmmmm....
    This is making me think...
    My wife may not be happy with this thought process...
    She will, as soon as she sees here name on the title

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    Did anyone ever put an eye on this car?
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