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Photoshoot 70s 2.4 litre sports cars at Brocket hall

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by tjrvp, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    Datsun Series 1 240z
    Porche 911 2.4s
    Ferrari Dino gt240

    Part of a one day photo shoot. Theme what 2.4 sports car could you buy in 72 73 comparing exotic, expensive and cheap.
    The 240z was the only car to make it under it's own steam there and back
     

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  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    Lovely - so is this appearing in a magazine soon?
     
  3. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    yes one classic mag in the UK and a load in Europe apparently. Not sure when though.
     
  4. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

     

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  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Classic and Sportscar then ?

    Because the others daren't be driven for fear of upping the mileage and lowering the value - pointless to own such a car !
     
  6. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

     
  7. Mr.G

    Mr.G
    Z Club Member

    Your car looks great, as do the others, please give us a heads up when the mag is out, will be an interesting read I'm sure.
     
  8. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    The z drew a lot of attention. Mind you the Dino was beautiful to look at.
    Personally I thought the Z held it's own throughout the day including the test drive by the professional driver.
    I really don't know where and when the article will appear
     
  9. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    Soon as I do I will let you know
     
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  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Mid, front and rear engined - nice article and looking forward to reading it - well done.
     
  11. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    Didn't think of thatgood point. I wonder if that was part of the rationelle.
     
  12. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    That doesn't necessarily follow. It might depend on who/what entity supplied them, and what the logistics were.

    Out and about in (fairly central) London today I saw no less than four early 70s 911s (including one gorgeous orange 911S) and no less than two Dinos (one yellow, one red). Also saw a lovely ALFA Montreal, an SZ and several 80s Ferraris (including a Testarossa with the registration number '512S'). Clearly their owners were not worried about upping mileage or any of the risks that come with tootling around our capital on a Sunday.

    Didn't see a single early Z.
     
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  13. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    Just went and looked at the photo shoot breifing notes .
    It was the 2.4 litre sportscar and the 70s that was common thread.

    Apparently the Porche in the shoot is restored 10 years ago and has barely turned a wheel since.
     
  14. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    Hence no E types or MGs
     
  15. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    That Porsche seems to have done 600-ish miles since 2012, according to the MOT records ... what a waste!

    From Sept 2015-Nov 2016, the Fezza did 14 miles - the MOT on it ran out in November last year ...
     
  16. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    That's a shame. They looked great but niether were running that well and there was a reluctance to rev them that hard. I said to the tester he could nail mine as hard as he saw fit (within reason) The Z kept up with them on the road. Not sure what the Porsche HP is?
     
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  17. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    An early 70s 2.4 911S should easily outrun and outhandle a stock HLS30U. The 2341cc 911/53 engine in 8.5:1 and fuel injected form gave 190bhp DIN at 6.5k rpm and 158lb/ft at 5.2k rpm.

    If the article is worth its salt it should come to the conclusion that the 911S was the best all-round car of the three when new and is still the best all-round car of the three today. However, with current values soaring the 911S is no longer an affordable supercar and the gap in value between it and the HLS30U has widened astronomically. That would make the Z the winner on a bang-for-buck basis.
     
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  18. tjrvp

    tjrvp 70s Collector

    Well that's interesting ... mind you I think that how they look and how they make you feel is what owning a classic is about these days, as dynamically they all don't even compare to a new family car. I have two supercars but the Z gets the comments.
    On the day I thought the car that most floated my boat was the Dino. (Currently for sale at 330k +) achingly beautiful but also very uncomfortable and apparently not easy to drive. The Porsche... well its a Porsche same shape as ever and if you have to explain to people why it is what it is , which i do with my Porsche when I think about it .....well what's the point.
    Looking at the three cars The Datsun just looked the part , a kind of everyman's classic, rarer than the other two but attainable. It drew a lot of favourable comments from people wanting it to be better than it actually is.
    Also I have put a bit of me into the car when I tinker with it and restore a bit of it. I wouldnt even know where to start with my other two.
     
  19. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
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    Here we go again....where's the fun in comparing a tuned-down race homologated car with a (your words) dumbed-down stock, common or garden Z ?


    Maybe you should take yours out more frequently for a run. imho, the people running those cars around can simply afford to. Most of us here are bang for buck winners and drive Zs. We'll have 50 Zs at Le Mans Classic, there'll probably be a 1000 Porsches. I guess that makes them right and us...wrong or merely more exclusive for a lot less bucks fizz.
     
  20. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    '240Z' vs '911S' vs 'Dino' would appear to be the magazine's idea, not mine. Maybe ask them what it all means?

    Here we go again indeed. One minute the 911S and the Dino can't get anywhere under their own steam and the owners are too scared to drive them, and the next their owners are 'too rich' and use too many of them too much...

    Me, I like cars. Almost all of 'em. Some of them go better than others, some of them look better than others, some of them cost more than others. Some of them are proper rubbish, but I probably still like 'em. Liking/owning one doesn't preclude me from appreciating others...
     
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