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New member..... now with datsun 140z

Discussion in 'New to the website!' started by CRAIG2001, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. CRAIG2001

    CRAIG2001 New Forum User

    Hi guys, new to the forum, I recently picked up a 140z.
    It is not my first Datsun as I also own a Datsun 620 pick-up truck that I coined the Datsun 620z due to building a custom chassis and it now running a full 350z running gear.

    Look forward to what the forum has to offer.
     
  2. jonbills

    jonbills
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    What's a 140z?
     
  3. CRAIG2001

    CRAIG2001 New Forum User

    It is basically a datsun B210, it was only produced in tiny numbers for south Africa for race homologation, it got some factory modifications to the body and engine

    [​IMG]
     
  4. CRAIG2001

    CRAIG2001 New Forum User

    I actually have no UK documentation for it so will be no doubt attempting to get a dating letter etc some point soon.
     
  5. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Welcome then. That looks rather cool.
     
  6. datsfun

    datsfun
    Z Club Member

    Welcome. Was it the white one off ebay ?

    Not much. :reddevil:This place is principally focused on zed cars, not much focus for other Nissans \ Datsuns.EXTRA;)
     
  7. jonbills

    jonbills
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    But this is a Z car!
     
  8. datsfun

    datsfun
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    In which case he is right @ home and there will be a tsunami of helpers with information and support :conf2::EXTRArolleyes:
     
  9. MaximG

    MaximG
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    I like it, something different.
     
  10. jonbills

    jonbills
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    Well you're here, that's a good start
     
  11. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Have you bought the actual Silver 140Z pictured above or just used that picture as a nice example to show ?
    Fairly sure that car is/was part of the huge Freek de Kock collection.
     
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  12. chrisvega

    chrisvega
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  13. Woody928

    Woody928
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    Everyday is a school day, looking forward to learning more from this thread!
     
  14. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
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    I agree Woody, looking forward to this thread progressing.
     
  15. MaximG

    MaximG
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    Could it be registered on a Q plate?
     
  16. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    No.

    Once a car has been imported to the UK an application is lodged with HMRC and car is placed on their NOVA database and a certificate issued.
    This is confirmation the correct duties and import VAT have been paid.
    DVLA cross-check against the NOVA reference on all new ' first registration' applications.
    No NOVA = No registration

    A 'Q' plate is only issued for vehicles on which the date of manufacture or first registration cannot be proven, sometimes the overseas registration document is incorrect or missing, hence the occasional need for a 'club dating letter'.

    Another point to be careful with on South African imports, occasionally it may say on their registration certificates ' Built Up '.
    This may just mean the car was off their registration system for a period of time (quite common with old cars as may have been taken off road for restoration or laid up etc) but DVLA in their wisdom automatically assume this means the car was previously written off and must therefore be dodgy. They will flag it up and then you have a real battle to prove otherwise, club letters mean nothing in this scenario. If you're lucky and you get a nice clerk looking at your papers they may send an inspector out, if you get a jobsworth whose cat has just been run over, you face an uphill fight to avoid a 'Q' plate.

    Here endeth today's lesson Woody, no charge ;)
    Homework over Easter - What do I do if my car was manufactured outside South Africa and sent over CKD for local assembly ?
     
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  17. chrisvega

    chrisvega
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    For those interested in the Sunny 140Z here is a link to video with the car shown above briefly tested, part of Mr. de Kock's collection as I thought.
     
  18. datsfun

    datsfun
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    It's a great example indeed. I suspect many cars would have lost their original L14 engines to bigger capacity L18 or L20b's.

    OP could always turn it into a track weapon. The 140z\ 160z are still very competitive in their respective classes Robb-Pritchard-Datsun-140Z-5-1200x628-2.jpg dsc_0632-edit-2.jpg 160z-race-car-20120818.jpg 359fdfe8366831eb0747fa5f80cf53ab.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019
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  19. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
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    It could be imported here and then re-exported to the UK with (currently) Euro plates and docs.
     
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  20. chrisvega

    chrisvega
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    So you can register cars in France with no original registration docs or paperwork to prove the year of manufacture/registration ?
    You mean the country who invented the word 'bureaucrat' and whose civil servants pride themselves on their willingness to help, co-operation and smiling faces have a laissez faire approach to registration ? Interesting.......

    How come whenever I sell a car to France, the buyer ALWAYS insists the car is registered in UK prior to export and they often relate horror stories of huge bureaucracy problems and mega long waiting times to get imported cars registered. I think you know all about that from recent experience non ?

    I would imagine some countries may have slightly more lax requirements but France would not be top of the list ;)
     
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