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Old 20-02-2017, 01:14 PM
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Chris is a top bloke to deal with as well! Honest guy!
I dunno....he finished off my best beers last summer and never stuck around for the BBQ !
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Old 20-02-2017, 01:28 PM
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I dunno....he finished off my best beers last summer and never stuck around for the BBQ !
In that case I take it all back. He's a thieving blaggard!

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Old 20-02-2017, 03:31 PM
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IMO £10k IS the correct price for a uk registered fully usable rust free and unwelded LHD 240z. All mine have sold for around that price and that about what my current silver car is worth. I'd probably like it to be worth a bit more but if you look at the typical car of this type that are for sale above this price. They don't seam to sell.

Having said this, I also consider the 280z to be a great car in its own right and appear to be less prone to rust. They feel more solid to drive and being heavier, ride nicer. Therefore I don't see why a 280z should be worth much less than a similar LHD 240z. Yours looks a nice car Chris and good luck with the sale.
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Old 20-02-2017, 04:22 PM
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IMO £10k IS the correct price for a uk registered fully usable rust free and unwelded LHD 240z. Therefore I don't see why a 280z should be worth much less than a similar LHD 240z.
Except that (imho), the 240Z is liable to be converted to RHD whether using a donor or not whereas the 280Z will remain LHD - just an important note to remember.
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Old 20-02-2017, 04:36 PM
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what would prevent a 280z from being converted to RHD? wouldn't Woody's bulkhead panel fit?
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Old 21-02-2017, 07:30 AM
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280Z is a harder car to sell in the UK than 240/260Z perhaps as many people ( Z enthusiasts aside ) don't know the model and often confuse it with ZX. The last 3 cars I have sold recently all gone to European buyers who seem more open minded to it's qualities and obviously helps that the cars are all lhd.

Should be perfectly feasible to convert to rhd but if going to the expense and hassle of conversion probably best playing it safe and keeping to 240/260Z. I don't know of any rhd 280Z in the UK so wonder if anyone has actually done it ?

Prices of 280Z are slightly behind 260Z which are behind 240Z both here and in States on a like for like basis.
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Old 21-02-2017, 09:10 AM
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Over here, I believe 280Z prices are above those of 260Zs because (imho) if people desert the idea, for reasons of price, they prefer the advantages given by a 280Z ie L28e, 5spd in a lot of cases, factory airco in others.

Another minor factor is that the 260Z 2x seater was never sold into France so there is some ignorance/confusion on the model existing.

And people here confuse even more than in the UK with the 280Z/280ZX as the ZX was always termed a '280Z' ! I still have people contact me for parts for their 280Z and I immediately ask the year and chassis number !

Of course, for any model is staying LHD, over here it'll be more desirable and without any extra conversion costs.
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Old 21-02-2017, 04:45 PM
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So how many RHD 280Zs were made and where were they sold i.e. parts availability must be difficult.

Chris your Maroon 280Z was my favourite - looking at the pics anyway.

I went to San Diego in 1977 and saw my first 280Z - wrote a postcard home telling my Dad that they had 2.8 Zs over there!
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Old 21-02-2017, 05:34 PM
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So how many RHD 280Zs were made and where were they sold i.e. parts availability must be difficult.
None !
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Old 21-02-2017, 07:57 PM
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280Z US model only.
Parts no more difficult than any other Z and mechanically probably easier as drivetrain shared with ZX.

The wine red metallic car is being collected by it's new French owner on Friday who is then driving it back to Annecy. It really is something special, the best 280Z you could find anywhere and it is the most refined well balanced S30 ever driven, tasteful upgrades to make it a truly superb drive. On reflection even though got full asking price sold it too cheap, but have to keep stock turning over this time of year.
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Old 21-02-2017, 08:05 PM
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On reflection even though got full asking price sold it too cheap, .........
Yes !
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Old 21-02-2017, 08:14 PM
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The other point I would make about 280Z is that the later cars of 77 and 78 have more power than the earlier 75 and 76 cars ( 170bhp v 150bhp ) and performance much closer to the early 240Z. The build quality got better too as the years rolled on. The wine red car also originated from the Deep South rather than California so did not have restriction of cat. either.
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Old 21-02-2017, 08:37 PM
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The other point I would make about 280Z is that the later cars of 77 and 78 have more power than the earlier 75 and 76 cars ( 170bhp v 150bhp ) and performance much closer to the early 240Z. .
Sorry - B.S.
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Old 21-02-2017, 08:59 PM
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Not BS
Factual on power outputs and what I said too about similar performance but let's hear your argument why you think otherwise.
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