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The unmentionable car

Discussion in 'Anything and everything' started by ben240z, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. ben240z

    ben240z
    Z Club Member

    Anyone know if the ultimately restored unmentionable car ever sold. I assume it never made the asking price if it did go
     
  2. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    A guy bought it (well, I think swapped a car in against some/all of it) and then appeared with it on Facebook, after which Albrecht filled in him on a few details, if the unmentionable car is the one I am thinking of.

    He said he was pleased with it ... time will tell.

    Who knows the final financial details? Only the two parties involved.
     
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  3. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    If you're talking about THE brown 2+2, new owner is happy.
     
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  4. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    ...apart from the fact that he can't drive it. He's looking for a new gearbox, I believe.

    Seems a nice chap, but very likely to be discovering more and more problems as time goes on.
     
  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Not the only cars like that, I've known several leave 'professionals' in a poor state and some broken down.
     
  6. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    I'm sure your straw man will be a great comfort to him.
     
  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Hey tough - if this forum has any use, it is to publicise what happens, happened and will happen.

    There is a wealth of experience here, diverses opinions and if someone looking for a Datsun in the UK (or for that matter any country) doesn't check out the national club site and ask a few questions caveat-emptor.
     
  8. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    "Hey tough" is pretty much what the new owner will be getting, seeing as it was a private sale. "Fully restored" description or not.

    In such cases, the 'victim' would - presumably - have recourse to refund/compensation/rectification. Unlikely in a private sale.

    The best way to stop such cars falling into the hands of unsuspecting new owners is - in my opinion at least - to try to stop them being built that way in the first place.
     
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  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    To answer t your second point first - just how do you propose to do that - wear your gilet jaune outside their house and garage to prevent parts arriving and the work progressing ? C'mon....

    As to the first.....you can't be that naive today surely ?

    One specialist declared bankruptcy and then mushroomed up somewhere else, another threatened the owner with a lawsuit, another seemingly washed their hands of the car leaving the owner to solve the issues and Ian Patmore had some strong feelings on the UKs' Z engine builders I remember.

    And this club doesn't want to hear of 'the bad-bits' - even you have commented on the 'happy-slappy' attitude so frankly, it's down to the person opposite be they private or business......the 'law' is an expensive luxury for those who can afford it.
     
  10. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Thinking about it even more, I think I'd prefer buying from a private seller today than most companies - look at Micks' green 240Z recently !
     
  11. Albrecht

    Albrecht Well-Known Forum User

    How about a private seller who is 'forgetting to mention' that his car used to have a sunroof, and has had the hole filled with a welded-in panel?

    ps, the car in question is not green...
     
  12. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Always take a mate with you to see a car, someone not emotional emballed, who can look over a car with a torch, magnet and screwdriver whilst the buyer pumps the seller for the cars' history etc and preferably a mechanic who'd drive it on the test drive and not the buyer.

    Tap a roof and one will hear the difference, better still - register here, present yourself and read up on most of these car within the UK and some beyond.

    That's what clubs are for, forums created and I believe that we all have a responsability to protect the reputable of our Zs.
     

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