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Old 16-06-2004, 07:38 AM
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Not spoke to the owner yet,but the chap looking after it!!!?
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I wouldn't call that "looked after"! ....What a shame it wasn't parked under cover...I can't understand why someone would let an obviously interesting car like that, just decay away in the open air!
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Old 16-06-2004, 11:32 AM
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Do you have a reg number that might jog someones memory?
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Old 16-06-2004, 11:56 AM
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Old 16-06-2004, 06:48 PM
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Well I'd be interested in it as a project, that will give me one year to clean it and start sourcing parts, and then I can get stuck into it, I promise to give it all the love it needs, and working at a classic car restorers who really can do anything helps. They make model Ts from just the chassis and most of the engine...

Let me know what we think it might be worth as is, its rotted right out no doubt but then it might have history. 2000???? Anyone?
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Old 16-06-2004, 10:55 PM
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Being a 'Z Club' member I think we should be concerned about this car's destiny. Jim if you are going to take care of it then great, power to your elbow, but let us know your intentions please because I would hate it to go to the crusher!

What can we do as a club? We should be saving 240's, especially something that appears to be special. Many vintage and classic sports cars would be lost for good if not saved from situations like this.

I'm not interested in a bus tour Pete, but if it was reasonably close I would like to evaluate it for myself.

Looking at it I suspect it is 'beyond economical repair' but it may have more 'value' than that and as a club we may be able to save it.

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Old 16-06-2004, 11:49 PM
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Sorry to be Devil's Advocate, but...............

Maybe that car would have been better saved before "Samuri" got hold of it

That thing perched on the rear hatch is a 'Spoiler'. Literally.......






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Old 16-06-2004, 11:49 PM
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Alas I fear you are all too late with your incessant pleadings. Jim has just called me and asked to borrow the 9" angle grinder and a few cutting discs for the weekend.
Pity about that, cos I always lend tools to mates, so couldnt really turn him down.
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Old 17-06-2004, 12:00 AM
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I totally agree!
The story so far;
At the tatton show with my own 240, a chap,out of the blue,told me about a car similar to mine that had been outside some garages since the early nineties. I vaguely knew the area but thought it was worth a look as I sometimes pass near when working.It took me ages to find, but eventually down a dust track there she stood! What a sad sight!This car needs rescuing!but if the owner won,t sell what can we do?Still no answer back.
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Old 17-06-2004, 06:24 AM
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Maybe that car would have been better saved before "Samuri" got hold of it
LOL It seems Peter, you are not the only one to have made me laugh during this thread.


Give the car to me, I'll chop it up into bits and help rescue more than one 240Z by doing so.

History ?? It's a modified Z car !! I bet my car's got more bloody history.
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Old 17-06-2004, 08:53 AM
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Most important observation, none of the bit,s are in Zedhead,s possesion secondly, note! no angle grinder marks,which signifies that the car has remained wholesome for a reason! The owner doesnt seem to want to part with it , so unless he,s under it! he feels it worthy to keep, to the extent of that extra touch and care around the sunroof area.!Bring on the debate!.......................DJZ 60.
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Old 17-06-2004, 10:20 AM
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I would have thought that if the owner really cared he would have put it under cover somewhere, or at least put a cover over it. I would think it likely he would sell at the right price but if he's under no pressure to sell - he won't. Jim is obviously not going to disclose the location of the car as he doesn't want any interested parties trying to buy the car before him.

Those who view original Samurais as collectible will undoubtedly want it to be saved. I think it should be saved if possible as I don't want to see any more z's going to the scrapyard, cos I might want another one one day
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Old 17-06-2004, 12:46 PM
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Well said Abas. All Z,s should be valued! & Not ,taken for granted.Is it no wonder people like Clarkeson take the ****! If this Samurai were a Ferrari or any other classic car ,would their club take it for granted? The owner or guardian,possibly took it in as an p/ex or it came in for restoration or repair but it never happened.whatever happen,s to it is up to its possesser .
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Old 17-06-2004, 02:24 PM
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of course it should be saved...
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Old 17-06-2004, 10:17 PM
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Well I know where in the country it is, and it's about four hours from me, but I have a nice warm spot in one of the units that would suit it.... no one dare take an angle grinder to it!

Let me at it!
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Old 17-06-2004, 11:00 PM
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of course it should be saved...
I honestly beleive this car should end up to someone willing to resurect it and not to the angle grinder! It deserves better after the life it,s had.
If the owner agrees to sell I,ll post location to anyone genuinely interseted but until then,Russ, you,re right ,about 4 hours from you.(but then again so,s France!)
In the wind screen there,s a classic Z register sticker,I was hoping,from original post someone knew some history?
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