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Old 26-09-2016, 11:06 PM
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Oops!!!

Just got some photo's of the other car that's on its way. I kind of bid on this one without really looking at the pictures. In my defence, only 4 pictures were provided, they were all next to useless and were far to close up to see what was going on. The auction ended 5 mins after I first saw the listing so I just stuck a bid in and sat down for tea. Shortly after, my phone binged to say I had won. Not really sure if I can class it as a win now I've seen the pictures from the shipper but ha ho, such is life. It certainly has more patina than the silver one but at least it looks like its seen no rain based on the bare metal. And its still licenced so was still actually in use.

Anyway. Here's a pic to give you an idea of what I've let myself in for.
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Old 26-09-2016, 11:16 PM
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Right up your street John use and park it anywhere, i think people will keep away in the multi story parking lots, its got everything patina, left hooker (cool) 2.8 engine you'll get loads of attention plus its not worth as much
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Old 26-09-2016, 11:30 PM
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Clicked on the thumbnail fearing the worst and then thought: "That's not too bad!"
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Old 26-09-2016, 11:31 PM
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Just wax it John and use it nice Ratsun look as Terry said no need to worry where you park it.

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Old 26-09-2016, 11:57 PM
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Clicked on the thumbnail fearing the worst and then thought: "That's not too bad!"
Same here, seen worse.
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Old 27-09-2016, 07:42 AM
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That,s nothing to worry about buddy, its not even pitted the metal.
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Old 27-09-2016, 07:50 AM
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The rear arch and dogleg look good and even where the paints removed it's solId, Ratsun all the way! :-)
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Old 27-09-2016, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. This car it my first venture into 280z's so not really made my mind up what to do with it. If I look past the missing paint it does look straight with nice panel fit and shut lines and I can't see any rot. I'm am considering just getting the outside repainted in an easygoing colour like white. Lower and fit my bronze wheels. Fibreglass bumpers. Black leather interior. Usual mechanical refresh and just make it a driver car.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

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Old 27-09-2016, 10:10 AM
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Interesting how many other S30's awaiting the boat.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 27-09-2016, 10:11 AM
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I can see at least 5 just in that small section of the car park.
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'73 240z 1JZ-GTE. Was pretty quick. 11.10@132.5mph
'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 27-09-2016, 09:39 PM
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Think I Spotted 7,I'll have another look
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Old 29-09-2016, 09:16 PM
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If that car park is anything to go by, it looks like the zeds are the most popular car to bring over.

With the car well on the way now and due in on the 22nd, I got an invoice from the shippers. The car has come from Susanville in the upper area of California and road transport was a bit of a killer. Came out at 1368 with todays exchange rate. On top of that there's the uk fees which will be quite high as they only got 3 cars in the container this time plus the 5% duty so this one will go over the 2k mark to get it over here. Some come just under but they will need to be very close to the port for that to happen. Mike got mine to the port for $600 last week which was less than I could get.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:35 PM
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Boat has arrived but its not where I expected. If didn't go to Felixstowe as expected but Thames gateway which is only a couple of miles from my house. I'm hoping I can pick it up from there but I suspect the container will now go by road to Felixstowe for me to pick up.
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'72 240z RHD (4BOA) Painted and waiting assembly.
'72 240z LHD Silver "Rat look" daily runaround.
'76 280z ExLHD Red v8 Lexus powered restomod.
'74 260z LHD Restomod just started.
'71 240z LHD zg arched. Still in California.

Go to: www.240z.me.uk to checkout the cars.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:57 PM
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Shippers never make things easy in my experience ...
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:45 PM
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If that car park is anything to go by, it looks like the zeds are the most popular car to bring over.

With the car well on the way now and due in on the 22nd, I got an invoice from the shippers. The car has come from Susanville in the upper area of California and road transport was a bit of a killer. Came out at 1368 with todays exchange rate. On top of that there's the uk fees which will be quite high as they only got 3 cars in the container this time plus the 5% duty so this one will go over the 2k mark to get it over here. Some come just under but they will need to be very close to the port for that to happen. Mike got mine to the port for $600 last week which was less than I could get.
And that was for 2 cars...$300 each. Let me know if you need help with a in-state transport in the future...I can make some calls for you and try to get a better price.
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