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    Default A very clean 260z for sale. What do you think?

    I came across this 260z while I was skimming through the Craigslist's ads today. It looks great, and I love the JDM tail lights on it. Unfortunately there isn't any information on the car online. $ 14, 988 price tag

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    http://pre.myperfectautos.com/cars/T.../36521476.html

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    Nice pictures presentation, look at it in person and see if the pics correspond to condition, the seller is a new car dealer , so room for negotiation is there, good luck

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    Negotiating room on a $15,000 260? go figure...... nyuck nyuck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Palmer View Post
    Negotiating room on a $15,000 260? go figure...... nyuck nyuck
    New car dealers always shoot for the moon, they might take 7,8 or 9 grand cash, car looks good and some nice work done IMO,,,,yes go figure nyuck nyuck, you are in marketing ,so you know the game
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    The car looks great to me. Probably worth the $15K from the pics.
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    If the car checks out in person - I wouldn't take less than $14,500.00 - might be a consignment by a customer. I don't think you'll find too many new car dealers that are dull enough to take a lowball offer.

    Anyone in the area that can go check it out? See if it starts and runs out as it should. Looking at the details shown - someone seems to have done a first class job..

    But you never know...
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    Yeah beautiful resto. I am not keen on the orange bumpers and orange interior "additions" but all of this can be changed back easily.

    The plastic door handle inserts are not there and the chrome finishers on the door pulls are black so the resto guys missed a few minor items.
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    Agreed -there are a few things I'd personally change - but I'd just keep it a nice Street Mod. At least the 260's had decent A/C..finally - so it would make a better driver in Texas etc. A lot of work seems to have gone into that Z - $15K would be far less than the cost to duplicate it.
    FWIW,
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    I agree with Carl... Besides, we need to put the myth that 'cash' means anything to a dealership. The guy who 'sets up your financing' makes a very good living by finding out what interest rate you 'could' get and then giving you something higher. They get you to go for that by 'throwing in' the extended warranty or in the old days mudflaps, undercoating, rustproofing.
    I went to a dealership to buy a Boxster and found the one I wanted. My bank told me to 'write a check' and we will sort it out in the morning. The dealership guy who 'sets up your financing' tried desperately to get me to take their financing. Later that month I was at the Home and Garden show and there was a builder there with sample drawings of custom homes he had done. Sure enough, there was a blueprint there for the guy who 'sets up your financing'. It was a 7 figure home...
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    Nice looking car. There are a few things I don't care for, but it appears to be well done. Looks like a $15k car to me.
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    Hell, I know you can't get out of a car what you have in, but I would think 15K would be very reasonable for that car. If there is nothing lurking underneath and it ran good, I would jump on it if I was in the market.
    There's 20k in that car-easily.
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    Yes, I also agree that it looks very nice and the work done also looks 1st rate, yes some things were made to personal taste but can be reverse, what I am surprise, is to see the willingness of paying the asking price from a NEW CAR DEALERSHIP( Used Car Dpt)..................... FWIW
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    No willingness to part with anyones money. IF I was in the market for one of these cars and IF I really likedt the way this car looked and really wanted it-would it be worth the asking price from what I can see via the internet. I'd say a 260z done that well-regardless of the personalization is worth that kind of money. I would think we all hope the cars are worth that money
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    There is a Z Car club or National Convention decal on the front passenger side, so it should not be too hard to find someone in the Houston area that knows the car, or even the previous owner, to get more info on the car......

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    The car does look nicely done, but $15K? Please pass the pipe. Great car for halloween, but a 260 in a non original color? I'm not doubting for a second that he has more than that into the car, and there may be a buyer out there at that price (you only need one) but I would not say that that would establish "market" value for that car.

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    I don't know if I would need to smoke the pipe to pay close to the asking price. I have been watching the 'market' intently here lately to figure how to market the 71 I am redoing now. A really well preserved early model will fetch over 10k and will need something done to it. That something always involves money-and usually something is called minor, but means suspension work, or interior work,etc...
    Now to the perspective of the do-it yourselfer, this car might seem high priced, but for the guy who wants to turn key and go and only wants to perform regular maintenance, than the price isn't bad--IIIIFFFFFFF-the personalization of the car is something the buyer likes.
    Let's also eliminate the fact that it is a dealer. Yes he probably has room to wiggle, and hell yes I would wiggle all I could. So it's a Z person that poured his heart and soul into this car and no stone is left unturned, than I can see the value(not setting any general market values) being close to 15k--IMHO
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    Default what kind of car are you looking for?

    Are you looking for a daily driver or an investment/garage queen eye candy car?

    For the money, right now current prices, you're probably at the top of value range on this orange one. If you drive it, the daily wear and tear
    will hurt the value.

    How about a middle of the road car like this nice 71 240 for $9500?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1971-...item35bfc2ed51

    unrestored but yet nice and if you're looking for long term investment value i think the 240 has the most value.

    Unrestored means no silly putty or bondo covering something bad. I'de rather buy something that has old paint so that
    you can see what you're getting.


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    I'm not in the market for a car. I just came across the 260z and thought it was a very nice one. Probably the cleanest one I've ever seen. That 1 series is awesome too. The history and originality of that car would make it a fair sale at $9500 IMO. I hope both cars go to a good home.

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    I like to see high prices on Z's, this 260 to duplicate, will cost more than the New Car Dealership asking/price tag. Yes the 15 Large + or - is a fair amount if car looks that good on a lift, no rust , all running gear in top shape, etc. If I was on the hunt, at a car dealer, with cash , I will tray hard to drop that price ......FWIW
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    I've seen those hood vents before but unsure where they came from. My turbo Z donor had different but similar ones. Anyone know? And along those lines, the car on Arizona Z has vents in the fenders that I find pretty cool, sort of gils. Anyone know where those came from? Would like to incorporate some of that into my turbo 280 car. Since I have a 240 that is purist approved, I'd like to have my 280 make purists groan

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    Those look like 280ZX aftermarket 'NACA' ducts (scroll down to part #95-950:

    http://www.blackdragonauto.com/icata...l.aspx?Page=81
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    This dealership is about 3 miles away, so I drove over there just now to take a peek. It wasn't there. Seems there's an electrical drain that poops out a battery in two days, so it's off to a shop that "might" know something about early Z electrics. I did get to see the rebuild album, though, and it was quite the job. The car was originally a light brown in color. Taken down to bare metal everywhere. Floors looked great in the photos.

    The engine was completely rebuilt, Z Therapy SUs. I saw a receipt from Mr. Z in ABQ, but most of the work was done in Austin, Texas. The salesfolk said they'd call me when they had the car back.
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    Thanks for the update Frank. Sounds like it's worth the asking price then as long as the mods don't bother prospective buyers.
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    That car would be perfect for deer hunting.

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    And "dear" hunting.
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