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240Z for auction

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by RIDDLER, Jul 17, 2017.


    RIDDLER New Forum User

  2. chrisvega

    Z Club Member

    Someone in Devon ? How very rude :lol:
  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Membership Secretary

    A classic car dealer in Devon :smash:

    I know where there is another very nice lhd early car for sale. Pm me if interested, I may go and have a look next week. Offers around 25k so not cheap but nothing to do - show car as far as I know.
  4. chrisvega

    Z Club Member

    The red car was at Silverstone Classic auction this time last year where it was bid to around £ 25k from memory but unsold - a fair bid I thought.
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    This is the car that hasn't sold at £40k ?

    Looks like it's been reconditioned sufficiently to pass an MOT (aftermarket brake servo/clutch cylinder) and at that money, I'd like to have seen unfrayed hoses and plastic fresh air-intakes unsplit.

    Also, is that the correct steering wheel and cambox for the age of the car ?
  6. chrisvega

    Z Club Member

    Engine is not original to the car.
    Replacement L24.

    Steering wheel is original but looks like someone has used Mr.Pledge or something nasty on it :lol:
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

  8. chrisvega

    Z Club Member

    Ooops :eek: it was Mr.Sheen not Mr.Pledge :lol: Pledge was another polish from memory.

    Mr.Sheen gets umpteen things clean - funny how you don't forget those classic adverts from the 70s

    Mr.Clean ?? Don't think we had that - it was just a Jam song on All Mod Cons and a damn fine ditty too ;)
  9. chrisvega

    Z Club Member

  10. franky

    Z Club Member

    I'd say it is the right cam cover.
  11. Stockdale

    Z Club Member

    The most common TV ad phrase of the time was I think 'when dust settles - Pledge'. It's still available and is extremely good in lubricating vertical brush seals in older car moving door windows. Just spray it into the window guide channels.
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    You tin-sniffer you !
  13. johnymd

    johnymd Active Forum User

    So, this is not what's considered an early car, but then its also not what's considered a late car. In the US I think it would be called a series 2 car but I believe that frowned upon over here. So what would be the correct way to describe this car on this side of the pond? It looks like a later shell but they appear to have tried to use up all the old bits and pieces they had left over from the old model to save throwing it all in the skip. Would you call cars of this age bitsa's?

    I am being a bit light hearted about this, by the way, just in case I've upset anyone :)
  14. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    I'm heavy-hearted - it looks like a early car to me and so should have a solid-rimmed steering wheel and 2400cc cam box (yaboo Franky).

    So to me, the car looks like an early version with the expensive bits replaced with later ones which work fine.

    Maybe like Jags, it's a series 1 1/2 ?:rolleyes:
  15. franky

    Z Club Member

    Its not an early car. the biggest give away is the body surely?

    Then you'd notice the tailgate.

    Not all the 'early body' cars have the 2400cc cam cover. I'm not sure when they stopped using them(or why) However it does seem to be only the first 10,000 ish.

    I think the car in the thread is a fine enough looking car, its just a bit of a 'lacking' red on it.

    What does Yaboo mean sean!?
  16. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

  17. richiep

    Z Club Member

    No, I wouldn't say it's been tarted up to look early. It's a Feb 71 - what the Americans call a "series 1.5". My Fairlady Z is similarly an early 71. That means vented quarters, not tailgate, but still early console, diff in position 35mm further forward that late-71 cars, straight rear transverse link rather than curved, two piece prop and (originally) 71A gearbox.

    It could be possibly described as transitional, spec-wise, between the 70 cars and the late-71/72 model year cars.

    Here endeth the lesson heathens... :p
  18. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Official Trader

    But these are VERY early wheel trims - yes ?

    Signed, the Philistine - heathens live next door !
  19. franky

    Z Club Member

  20. franky

    Z Club Member

    I'm surprised you didn't spot the easy give-aways?

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