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Old 12-11-2017, 12:07 AM
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Gas Monkey 280z 2+2

I found this, looks quite tame and nicely done apart from changing the engine.

What's your view on the colour.
http://www.speedhunters.com/2017/11/...ddy-mcgrath-5/
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:33 AM
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No, even the engine's been nicely done - tasteful work.

Not MY engine choice either though.
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Old 14-11-2017, 11:11 AM
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The 2+2 is gaining a following.

I like the one Chris has for sale:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1977-Dats...MAAOSwzppZ8IZ4
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Old 14-11-2017, 12:19 PM
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Thanks Rob, I love the orange 2+2, super retro cool Drives really well and a great car but not had a single call on it yet although always slow at this time of year.

2+2 may not look quite as attractive as 2 seater but has a charm of it's own and arguably more interesting due to rarity, especially in this colour scheme with later model 280Z refinements.

Reduced the price and if anyone is seriously interested let's talk, deal to be done.
Same goes for the other two 240Zs that are both road tested and on the button.

http://www.vegaclassics.co.uk/car/19...sun-240z-auto/
This is damn cheap already, is no-one awake ? So it's an Auto but may as well be a 4 speed US car as that would also need swapping out.

http://www.vegaclassics.co.uk/car/1973-datsun-240z-3/
Genuinely 99% rust free, super solid, L28 with 5 speed upgrade already done, just needs paint and interior, so for total outlay of less than £ 20k you can have a near perfect car to your own paint and interior spec. What am I missing ? I'd be all over this if I was in the market. Do have interest on this car but no-one yet made an offer
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Old 14-11-2017, 12:26 PM
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Looking at the GM 2+2 maybe I should have removed the rear bumper instead of halfway house fudging around with the originals, smoothed out the rear end and put a spoiler on. Black alloys and really looks the part. Anyway, that detail can be left for the next owner as we all have different tastes and guarantee when you do one thing someone wants the other.
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Old 14-11-2017, 12:35 PM
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I love all zeds
But 2+2 are family z car so you can go as a family to meets
I like it that they did a 280z 2+2 should still have good performance and it's fuel injection
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Old 14-11-2017, 12:45 PM
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Just to add - I've been around Spa as a passenger in Andrew Muir's 260 2+2 and it's not a lot different than a 2 seater if you don't turn around.

Weight - about the same as a Toyota GT86 and about 200kg lighter than a 370Z.
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Old 21-11-2017, 09:07 PM
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fullsizeoutput_7ce by Chris Vega
IMG_1587 by Chris Vega, on Flickr

Had a closer inspection of the boot floor area on the 2+2 and amazed to find it looking exactly as it did when it left the showroom all those years ago not only with original space saver spare, jack and tool kit in place (looking like never been used) but also the original Datsun branded tyre (not tire you silly Americans) inflator can. Wonder if it would still work ? Never seen one of these before, superb detail and a really nice touch.
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Old 21-11-2017, 09:14 PM
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Lovely Alfa Chris. Great to see all the original bits left in the 2+2.
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Old 21-11-2017, 09:21 PM
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I've found the same thing with the 280Z I have over here for sale Chris !

Time warp - SO original, OEM radio works as does aeriel.
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Old 21-11-2017, 09:43 PM
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I've found the same thing with the 280Z I have over here for sale Chris !

Time warp - SO original, OEM radio works as does aeriel.
Damn, out originalled, your can looks in better nick than mine.
Get it sold then Monsieur, should fly out with that level of detail

Looking like the 2+2 will be sold by the weekend
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Old 21-11-2017, 09:52 PM
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Lovely Alfa Chris. Great to see all the original bits left in the 2+2.
Alfa has a lot going for it. One previous owner from new, ex-model, Miss.South Africa late 1960s or early 70s

Love the 105 Bertone Alfa coupes almost as much as the Z, have a 65 Sprint GT stood in the corner of the unit. Analysis paralysis with it at the moment as can't decide whether to keep it original or go the restomod Alfaholics GTA type route. Similar first world problem/question that many Z owners also go through.

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Old 21-11-2017, 10:23 PM
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Alfa has a lot going for it. One previous owner from new, ex-model, Miss.South Africa late 1960s or early 70s

Love the 105 Bertone Alfa coupes almost as much as the Z, have a 65 Sprint GT stood in the corner of the unit. Analysis paralysis with it at the moment as can't decide whether to keep it original or go the restomod Alfaholics GTA type route. Similar third world problem/question that many Z owners also go through.
I'm off to SA next year.... can I go car shopping for you?
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Gas Monkey 280z 2+2

I was surprised when I saw the GM crew had gone with the SR20, really thought they’d have gone LS or other V8. It does make sense though, a forged sr20 with decent turbo will make a reliable 500+ bhp and save a load of weight. Just don’t think my heart would let me waste that big engine bag on a 4 pot lump, even though my head says it’s a wise choice


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I think I've lost all track of zed prices lately! Had always considered my 280z as being a sub £10k car but may have to rethink. I offered my very solid 2 seater 260 to someone for 7k recently but looks like that's now going in for painting in a couple of weeks.

Back on track. GMG 2+2 looks really good and the attention it's bringing to S30, along with the MZR cars will really bring these cars to the top of everyone's shopping list next year. My prediction is buy them while you can. The 2+2's are not my favourite but always look good with arches IMO.
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