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How to spot if a S30 shell matches the VIN

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Mr Tenno, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Mr Tenno

    Mr Tenno
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Committee Member

    This seems like it would be a useful resource to potential members and Z buyers, to know what you can easily look at, that's not easy to cover up, to tell if the shell matches the VIN / Model.

    To start off:

    From my very basic knowledge, an early 240z shell (Up to 1970) should look like this:

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    With holes behind the seats and holes in the rear shelf. VINs for these cars are usually up to around HS30 001500 / HLS30 020000.

    A later (1971 on) 240z shell will look like this:

    [​IMG]

    With hatches in the flat area and no holes behind the seats. VINs for these cars are usually up to around HS30 100000 / HLS30 170000

    If anyone can add to this for the other models / correct me, please do!

    Please note, the purpose of this thread is to help buyers identify mismatches not to discuss the morality/legality of VIN mismatches.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 27, 2017
  2. Dougs260z

    Dougs260z
    Z Club Member

    Great idea of posting photos to educate any potential purchaser what to look for. Can I ask that this gets extended to cover all years for 1st generation UK cars.
     
  3. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    Hear, hear!

    I think it's a great idea :thumbs:

    (where's a 'Like' button when you need one?!)
     

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