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Lovely looking red 260Z 2x seater

Discussion in 'Classifieds discussion' started by SeanDezart, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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  2. toon_herit

    toon_herit
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    Even better in the flesh apparently.
     
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  3. atomman

    atomman
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    Has the owner fitted the US spec over riders ? or did we get them on 260z over here and I have just never seen them ?
     
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  4. toon_herit

    toon_herit
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    I don’t know enough about these cars. It has 240z carbs, so could they be 240z bumpers?
     
  5. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

  6. status

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    Most 260zs over here have had the carbs changed to the 240 z carbs and the 289 zx electronic ignition,was standard practice back in the 80 s and 90 s as it was a cheap and tried and trusted upgrade in the 260 Z as for the over riders I think they was mainly for the us market but you could put them on a Uk car,I’ve actually got a pair of front ones that I’ll probably sell .The 260 in question is up for strong money in my opinion as it would have to be absolutely mint plus it’s a dealer trying to offload it by the looks of it posibly on a commision basis so depending how perfect you want it I’d say there is room for a decent bit of negotiation,looks a nice car
     
  7. status

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    I’d put that sort of price on it now Rob but then in the flesh it’s totally different probably
     
  8. Paul_S

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    I see what you did there ;)
     
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  9. toon_herit

    toon_herit
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    In the interest of following guidelines at this moment, I had a friend in the trade go down and look it over and a test drive this week. Everything seems as genuine as can be determined for a car over 40 years old. Obviously a couple of things need detailing, and a professional body/paint expert to get the best out of the existing paint and preserve as is. It helps that it’s been stored for many years and also having been rustproofed from new (I had a 1976 TR7 which had been ziebarted from new and was surprisingly rust free for 40 years old as well when I sold it).
     
  10. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

  11. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    So is this yours now then toon?
     
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  12. status

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    Did your mate get it up in the air and on the ramps to have a proper look and sitting there all this time doesn’t do it much good as things like water pump might need changing which is no deal breaker brakes might need attention and that’s just a starter for ten really,not mega expensive but all those little jobs all add up and cost money and when you start talking paint you are talking a lot of money to have it sorted properly so the 25 k it sold at auction was probably a little overpriced then I think if we think real world,it’ll still be there in six months time if things stay the way they are unless someone comes up with the asking price I’d go and make a bid 20k from wot I see and hear about it And I don’t think that’s out of the way considering it’s not perfect
     
  13. toon_herit

    toon_herit
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    I’ve purchased it and will be getting collected next week. A company I’ve dealt with for many years, and are just completing a restoration of my 1954 Triumph TR2, will be giving it a detailed going over and I’ll get whatever sorted.
    Probably cheaper ones will come around, but ticked all the right boxes for me and come at the right time; and one which will be a keeper, but get some use.
     
  14. toon_herit

    toon_herit
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    It’s got a 1978 vin so could have been sat a while before being sold/registered.
     
  15. status

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    Looks a nice car and as I said the bits that might need attention ie brakes and water pump are not deal breakers but I would change the pump because if it’s been standing for a long time it will let go on you while your out and about in it for an hours worth of labour it’s a job worth doing
     
  16. status

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    Last made in 78 there are a couple in the club on v reg plates
     
  17. toon_herit

    toon_herit
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    Brakes have been done, but will check everything properly when back in the garage. All the rubber seems good as well, so hopefully that means it’s been stored in the right conditions, but will take note of changing the pump, cheers.
     
  18. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
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    Looks very nice to me toon - would be interested to see some detailed pics of it when you get it home ... I prefer the original look cars.
     
  19. status

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    Yeah it’s only an hours work and for wot it costs it’s well worth it as it rots from the inside out rather than the other way,another good upgrade is the bushes,all the little things all add up to make it just that little bit better
    Enjoy
     
  20. toon_herit

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    Hopefully no surprises.

    Cheers, Paul.
     

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