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Sad Samuri

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by jim mcnab, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. jim mcnab

    jim mcnab Forum User

    Anybody recognise this? Found lying dormant for twelve years. See my gallery




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  2. Zed2k

    Zed2k Well-Known Forum User

    Sad SAM

    Hi are you going to buy it and restore it looks like a bit of a job probably a home for the local wild life!
  3. jim mcnab

    jim mcnab Forum User

    Not spoke to the owner yet,but the chap looking after it!!!? has said he would probaly sell,too big a project for me!
  4. Russ

    Z Club Member

    As a rough guess readers, what do we think its worth, as a guess looking at it externally, imagine the engine hasn't seized but will evetually turn over, the interior is rough but there and the rot doesn't lead to too much chassis work?

  5. zeddsaver

    zeddsaver Active Forum User

    Hi Jim, this looks like a total rust bucket by looking at the pictures
    Are you planning on purchasing it for parts ? If so please email me !! I am interest in the rear tail lamps if you are willing to sell them to me. :) :) Norm.
  6. jim mcnab

    jim mcnab Forum User

    I wasn,t keen on the sunroof looks a bit dodgy!Still not spoke to owner yet,but too big a project for me.
  7. DJZ 60

    DJZ 60 Well-Known Forum User

    I,ve seen one in worse order, quite recently (see Rob Gaskin,s......Looking for 260z Owner thread. That one started up quite easily and ran like a dream. This Samuri, with it,s colour,s etc. could have an interesting history , in which case,worth doing up!Check under the bonnet for Spike Anderson inner wing badge.if it,s just a rust bucket then buy the lights!...........................DJZ 60.
  8. jim mcnab

    jim mcnab Forum User

    Told the engine was still good but missing a core plug,use to eat Renault GT turbo,s in it,s day.History of hill-climbs as well.Can anybody in the club trace the reg?
  9. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    I love pictures like this!! I could spend hours in scrap yards (and often have!), prefer them to showrooms. Just look at the plants around the sills, wheels etc. and that rear wing is awesome, fantastic pictue. It must feature on the cover of our mag one day and what 'provenance'.

    This car must not be left any longer, how about a club sponsored project to bring it back to life and then sold on as a raffle prize?

    Seriously, where is it, I'd love to see the condition for myself.
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  10. moggy240

    moggy240 INSURANCE VALUATIONS OFFICER Staff Member Moderator

    an interesting concept of a club sponsored project,perhaps you could buy some shares in it ???????????
  11. DJZ 60

    DJZ 60 Well-Known Forum User

    Now we,re talking buisness! here,s a trophy for dearest MR.F,for his up,and coming 2000th post,s..........DJZ 60
  12. ben240z

    Z Club Member

    hi there where abouts is this piece of history located , ben
  13. MaximG

    Z Club Member

    If the board over the sun roof (although supprised it has one) is anything to go by its probable been letting in water for quite a few years. So the floors will be totaly nacked. If anyone tryes to restore it, all power to them I hope they a big wallet.

    If some one decides to break it is there anychance of the window door frames and the quater light serounds. One of the previous owners of my car decided to black all the crome out and its proving a nightmare to clean up.

  14. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    Looking back at Jims original post, He seems to be asking if anyone out there KNOWS anything about the car. I dont see any requests for buyers or ideas what to do with it. He's not asking if you would all like a bus trip to see it either.
    Now I know that we are all a bit jealous cos Jim found it and not us (well I certainly am!!!) but knowing Jim as I do there is no way he will be telling us where it is , sharing a joint build with us , or anthing else as silly,so lets just concentrate on trying to find some HISTORY about it and leaveJim to enjoy his new found treasure in peace!!!
  15. zedhead260

    zedhead260 Well-Known Forum User

    LOL :D Peter, you never fail to entertain me.

    It's life Jim, but not as we know it !
  16. JEZ 280ZX

    JEZ 280ZX Well-Known Forum User

    I wouldn't call that "looked after"!:eek: ....What a shame it wasn't parked under cover...I can't understand why someone would let an obviously interesting car like that, just decay away in the open air!
  17. suzy

    Z Club Member

    Do you have a reg number that might jog someones memory?
  18. Black Bug

    Black Bug Well-Known Forum User


  19. Russ

    Z Club Member

    Well I'd be interested in it as a project, that will give me one year to clean it and start sourcing parts, and then I can get stuck into it, I promise to give it all the love it needs, and working at a classic car restorers who really can do anything helps. They make model Ts from just the chassis and most of the engine...

    Let me know what we think it might be worth as is, its rotted right out no doubt but then it might have history. £2000???? Anyone?
  20. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Being a 'Z Club' member I think we should be concerned about this car's destiny. Jim if you are going to take care of it then great, power to your elbow, but let us know your intentions please because I would hate it to go to the crusher!

    What can we do as a club? We should be saving 240's, especially something that appears to be special. Many vintage and classic sports cars would be lost for good if not saved from situations like this.

    I'm not interested in a bus tour Pete, but if it was reasonably close I would like to evaluate it for myself.

    Looking at it I suspect it is 'beyond economical repair' but it may have more 'value' than that and as a club we may be able to save it.
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