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Old 19-05-2017, 06:37 PM
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What a nightmare from FB Datsun page :(

Be very aware import Z buyers not always able to see your cars in the buff! The car that is, not you in the buff around a Z, Sean!!!












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Old 19-05-2017, 06:43 PM
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What a nightmare from FB Datsun page :(











Wanna cry for the guy! He got totally punked!!

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Old 19-05-2017, 06:52 PM
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I bet it cost next to nothing to buy. You can't win them all.
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Old 19-05-2017, 07:41 PM
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You buy blind - s*it happens, happened to me once and I know of others.

But that car is just 'ripe' for the boring, current trend of ZG arches, Romas makes new floors so back on the road in a few weeks.
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Old 19-05-2017, 08:00 PM
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Well - i bought around 30+ Z's from states over the years, and to be honest - this one is worst of all Even so i knew what i was getting - i wasnt expecting it to be so bad In pics it even looked OK! This was a package deal of 2x series 1 cars, and only at the port i knew there will be a problem when i got customs declaration papers telling me it was 73' car (even so both are 70')

I knew that im gonna kill it for parts worst case, but now i see that the only body parts that i can use are Hood / fenders and roof as Side sills, rear fenders are totally out from bondo

Best part - seller really told me that BOTH cars are great project cars, and that they are BOTH solid Yea right
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Old 19-05-2017, 08:01 PM
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I bet it cost next to nothing to buy. You can't win them all.
4000$ Yea, 'next to nothing' 3 years ago it was 'next to nothing' days Not now mate, not now...
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Old 19-05-2017, 09:52 PM
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Ouch, bet there's some weight in al that filler 😳


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Old 19-05-2017, 10:41 PM
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What a nightmare from FB Datsun page :(

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Well - i bought around 30+ Z's from states over the years, and to be honest - this one is worst of all Even so i knew what i was getting - i wasnt expecting it to be so bad In pics it even looked OK! This was a package deal of 2x series 1 cars, and only at the port i knew there will be a problem when i got customs declaration papers telling me it was 73' car (even so both are 70')



I knew that im gonna kill it for parts worst case, but now i see that the only body parts that i can use are Hood / fenders and roof as Side sills, rear fenders are totally out from bondo



Best part - seller really told me that BOTH cars are great project cars, and that they are BOTH solid Yea right


Well, I admire your approach and attitude. Hope the other car is "solid" and what you hoped for!
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Old 20-05-2017, 11:27 PM
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4000$ Yea, 'next to nothing' 3 years ago it was 'next to nothing' days Not now mate, not now...
What would be your expectation for a £3K car?
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Old 20-05-2017, 11:33 PM
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What would be your expectation for a £3K car?
Not something as bad as this.
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Old 21-05-2017, 12:04 AM
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Not something as bad as this.
For £3K I wouldn't expect a lot.
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Old 21-05-2017, 12:11 AM
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How much would an advertised basket case early 240z go for £1k ,£2k, £k?
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Old 21-05-2017, 07:47 AM
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You could probably buy an OK'ish car that still required panel work, floors and chassis rails, with an average amount of filler and rust for $5k. Then you have to add on around $400 to get it to the port(if its close, I've paid $800 for 1 of them), $1000 shipping, £300 UK port fees, plus duty/VAT on the costs. There's never a cheap import but if you can find a true rust free, untouched 240 from a dry state then you cant beat them.
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Old 21-05-2017, 08:24 AM
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Thing is, it's a business, it's not for us to know actual prices. We've all seen what they cost in the states and what they're being sold for here.
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Old 21-05-2017, 08:26 AM
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4000$ Yea, 'next to nothing' 3 years ago it was 'next to nothing' days Not now mate, not now...
If you knew it was not great I can't see why you'd have paid 4K for it. even from exterior pics. There's lots of decent cars, well no where near this for the same money!?

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