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New purchase, first Z, seeking history

Discussion in 'General' started by Mark Flower, Oct 7, 2018.

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  1. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Great news Mark. I think you did the right thing by uncovering it so there is no doubt over the car. Peace of mind and a major thing in case you ever wanted to sell the car.
     
  2. richiep

    richiep
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    The membership database of the club used to list car details, regs, VINs etc. Not sure what the current situation is with that.

    In general, if I remember rightly, the U.K. RHD figure on the road used to hover in the 200-250 region for 240Zs at any one time, 100 or so for 260Z 2-seaters, fewer for 2+2s. The overall numbers including LHDs are of course rising.
     
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  3. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    I think those figures are high Rich, I'll check tomorrow.
     
  4. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Of course, the database doesn’t cover all Zs in existence- only ones known to the club via membership.

    Either way, the majority of Zs on the road in th U.K. are still original RHD cars in my estimation. The imports won’t have tipped the scales yet. The boom in imports is still a relatively recent thing. 5-10 years ago, there were a lot less.
     
  5. Mark Flower

    Mark Flower
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    DVLA data shows total of 226 registered 240z of which 141 are SORN and 85 are taxed and presumably on the road. That’s all cars registered as 240z. The total has been increasing (imports!) for about 15 years suggesting the original UK survivors are more like 100-125 of which more than half SORN?
     
  6. Mark Flower

    Mark Flower
    Z Club Member

    HowManyLeft....
     

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  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    This was the last time I did a full report:
     

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  8. richiep

    richiep
    Z Club Member

    Looks like my guesses/memory is well out!

    Anyway, there’s a few strays that won’t be captured in the data. For example my 71 Japanese market FairladyZ (along with the sprinkling of other Japanese S30s in the country) won’t come up when searching Datsun 240Z, 260Z etc. My car’s been in the U.K. since 73, so although not a U.K. market car, it’s a survivor!
     
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