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Old 11-04-2010, 10:46 PM
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Spotted!

I saw this kind of thread on another post and thought it was a good idea to have one for all the older Z cars spotted on the road. It would be kind of cool to know who has spotted you while you're out driving!

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:25 PM
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Great idea, but you might have a wait before you see the next "classic Zed" out on the road
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:45 PM
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Spotted In Hedge End

My Wife and kids said they saw a car like Daddys near their school two days on the trot a couple of weeks ago - Berrywood School in Hedge End near Southampton.

Not sure if it was a 240 or a 260. My wife said it was brown/red colour , I said what rusty? My kids said it was same colour as mine - sky blue, so could have been any colour who knows. I have kept my eyes open but not seen it.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:52 PM
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if anyone is near sandtoft they will see me in mine tomorrow,its a yellow 240z
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:54 PM
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I was on the Oxford ring road this afternoon and saw an Orange 240/260Z. Was nice, guy waved at me too! Maybe a member?
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:46 PM
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Hi there, not sure what time your family saw the z jackz432r, but my wife drives her 260Z nearly everyday from Botley to Winchester at about 7am, and I was driving it down to Hedge End station a couple of weeks ago passing the school, its the brown/red colour.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:20 AM
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Awesome, case closed!
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:26 PM
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I've never spotted an S30 on the road!

How sad is that?
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:40 PM
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Just means that our cars are one of the rarest in britain I guess! Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:17 AM
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I've never spotted an S30 on the road!

How sad is that?
I can't say I rem too many either

1 on the way back from Scotty land some years back maybe

I also rem giving chase to what looked like a rally preped Z out of Aylesbury yrs back, in my mk2 Escort

I didn't catch it, but stayed pretty close ..... ish
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:22 AM
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I've never spotted an S30 on the road!

How sad is that?
Maybe slightly off topic, but does anyone know how many cars are actually still in the UK on the road??

Just curious.

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:22 PM
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I started a thread about this exact query some months ago. The answer I got back was:

The DVLA had 150 odd 240Z's in Britain including those registered off-the-road or SORN'd.

Presumably some would have never been registered as scrapped or have just been lost under the radar.

Not sure how acurate this is but it was the answer I recieved.

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Old 11-05-2010, 01:33 PM
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For a brief period the DVLA were supplying excellent and detailed data on car numbers under the "freedom of information" act. They quickly realised it was costing too much money and now you have to pay one of a number of specialist firms appointed to supply the data. The cost is, unfortunately, prohibitive for a small club to do on a yearly basis.

The last results I had (January 2006) showed about 135 240Zs on the road and licensed and another 83 SORNed. Doesn't tell us how many rusting hulks are lurking in barns and garages without official status.

The real concern was the 280ZX which in total across all models had fallen to 61 cars on the road and licensed and another 216 on SORN.

The Z31 also showed diminishing numbers but they do get confused at the DVLA between Z31 and Z32.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:16 PM
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:41 PM
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I done a search (paid for) and came back with 73 Z31's licenced and legal ! Can this be true ?? I sure hope not !!
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