It has been a while since I wanted a 2nd Z, closer to stock for country-runs, even with the family (there are four of us). I looked at the 2 + 2s and 2x seaters because even with two adults behind the wheels, we are going to carry our 2x children and frankly they are already tall… sitting behind for a while in a 2 + 2 will not be comfortable. On Craigs ’List, I found a 1977 280Z 2x seater, gold, 5speed with a white interior for which advertised at £12k which the owner bought at a recent auction. It transpires that the owner has since developed a heart condition for which he now has a pace-maker and can't drive the Z. I paid $ 12,500 (£9,900) then £1,600 for transport, insurance, customs, unloading, appraisal, etc. and delivery to VAR south of Paris for certain works. (list below). This year before Christmas, I will have my 2x Zs and not before time as President of Club Datsun-France. Planned works: BC Racing suspension and improved anti-roll bars New bushes (and if necessary) weather-seals everywhere Remove bumpers and replace with 240Z chrome style without rubber corners Mount a tall grid from Skillard keeping the indicators inside but transparent as on the 4x wings. Mount one of my exhaust lines with the ‘Fast-Road’ and ‘JDM’ silencer Replacement of the diff with a R180 3.9 Subaru torsion European headlights and rear lights Installation of plexi headlight covers with metal fittings Replacement of the dashboard with a new one Installation of a kit of ventilated brakes (with or without 4x piston caliper) at the front New new windshield and seal Complete overhaul, engine oil changes, axle, gearbox, ball joint control, rear brakes, etc. The engine will remain in stock, possibly with a better fresh air intake…. Romas carpet and keep the hatch louvres along with the body stripes New wheels - see poll - please help me choose. It will arrive in mid-August and I hope to drive with it in November at the latest according to my finances for the work to be done (most of the parts are already purchased!). For under $ 20k (£16k) I aim to have a nice, slightly different S30, registered in France.