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How Many 240z & 260z Are Left

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by samuri-240, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    Was wandering how many 240z's there are in the uk, I have heard figures ranging from 100 to 200 in the past but do these figures include the ones that seem to appear from nowhere ? Would be great to know how many there are in the country, it would also be very interesting to learn how many still exist world wide !!! Also does anyone know how many 260z 2 seaters are left in the uk ? oh & go on then while we are at it figures for the now ultra rare 2+2 260z :D. Am I right in thinking the 260 2 seater is the thinest on the ground now ?
    Any info on the above would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    More interesting is to know how many 240Zs have been imported and deduct that figure from the total left to see REALLY how many genuine UK cars remain !!!
     
  3. Wyn

    Wyn
    Z Club Member

    How many are left original and untampered with :smash:

    Everyone likes a fiddle ;)
     
  4. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    They've all been fiddled and tampered with - there isn't one completely standard in original condition 240Z in the British Isles and Ireland.

    There however restored cars kept or put back into original condition of which I'd say there remain less than 10 'cos I can count 5 off the top of my head.

    There many more over here for various reasons.
     
  5. ben240z

    ben240z
    Z Club Member

    Ive got 2 that are definately fiddled with
     
  6. Bantambunny

    Bantambunny New Forum User

    If pmac keeps exporting the buggers there'll be none! :D lol
     
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Too much detail Ben - we'll take your word for it !:D

    But Pmac has imported almost as many (well, nearly) as he's 'exported' - you seen his garage lately ?
     
  8. Bantambunny

    Bantambunny New Forum User

    I was up there last week and he's got another one coming to him, i wish he'd just finish off his z32! :D lol
     
  9. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER Committee Member

    my last 3 cars have been imports as most english Z's in very good condition are very rare !!!!!! and do not come up for sale very often
     
  10. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    How many 240's are actually in the uk that we know of please, someone must know surely. I know the world wide total was abit of a tall order, it would be very interesting to know the answer to that one.
     
  11. Zed-the-red

    Zed-the-red New Forum User

    The 240Z car I bought from ebay.. the blue one. Besides having lots of welding done in the past which is to be expected in a car of the 70's. Is quite standard as far as I can see. Its a genuine UK car. I dont think there can be many around. I have not seen one on the road in sheffield.. am I the only one in Sheffield? ..Am I alone.. Any Sheffield Z's out there?

    I found more holes today.. no doubt I will find more later.
     
  12. pmac

    pmac Active Forum User

    No Gwyn there is no "someone" with a definitive answer.. Never has been and there never will be.
    We only have estimates and guesstimates.
    The only thing we do know with any certainty is the fact that they are rare.
     
  13. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    Is your Z religious ? it sounds rather holy ;).
     
  14. samuri-240

    samuri-240 New Forum User

    What is the estimate please Pete.
     
  15. malcolmpaul

    malcolmpaul Forum User

    The DVLA must know how many are taxed and how many are SORNED
     
  16. Zed-the-red

    Zed-the-red New Forum User

    Is it Holy

    Darn right it's Holy... it's starting to crucify my wallet!
     
  17. pmac

    pmac Active Forum User

    they may well know but they wont tell you and me.
    plus there are cars that are not registered at all.
    plus cars that are useable but have been off the road from before SORN began.
    then there will be cars that are shown as registeded but have subsequently been scrapped..
    etc etc.

    My best guesstimate is a figure below 200. thats all 240Zs here in the UK. Taxed, sorned, and unregistered.
     
  18. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    And I reckon there are between 100 and 200 cars in similar states over here with perhaps less than 100-150 on the roads. Note that there were half as many 240Zs imported in France 800+so abigger percentage of cars have survived and this effect is repeated up until at least the 280ZX (no 260Z 2 seaters officially imported into France).
     
  19. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    So, take those +/- 200 UK 240Zs and subtract the quantity of imported 240Zs and be alarmed at how many orginal UK cars are left.......and left on the road atm.
     
  20. Mr.F

    Mr.F
    Z Club Committee
    Committee Member

    The last official figure we had was about 160 240Zs either taxed or SORN'd. The number had been growing by a few a year as imports resurrected otherwise dead shells...

    260Zs probably less than this now.

    280ZXs probably down to the last 20 or so...:devil: :eek:
     

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