Uk RHD 240z Stage 1 of resto complete

Kieronpollock

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Off the road since 1983, my aim is to return her to how she looked in 1972 when bought from Weylands of Weymouth whilst also paying homage to its racing heritage through a full refurb of the ‘Spike touched’ engine mated to modern braking, suspension and exhaust system.

A special thanks to Mike Thomas at Mistyle in Weymouth, an expert on Zs, who has painstakingly and tirelessly restored the body from a rusty shell to the gleaming paintwork you see today.


The car is now off to my local and knowledgeable classic car restorers Griffin Classics in Calne Wiltshire to be mated to its engine and transmission and for the remainder of the restoration work to be completed in time for its 50th birthday in April ‘22. Watch this space for further progress.”


[note white wheels are for rolling purposes only!]
 

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Kieronpollock

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Thats a shame, I really like it. what will you be fitting?
I new one had been bought for the car so I’m putting it on. Using new IKI indicators per JDM market as opposed to the above bumper ones required by UK law at the time
 

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Kieronpollock

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In a nutshell if you can, what is the race history of the car?
In summary (as explained to me by the previous, 3rd owner who bought the car as a shell but was unable to continue with the project) the first owner raced the car with Win Percy, knew Spike and associates and had him do work on the head; comes with a rare R190(2) LSD; both of these points have been confirmed by the guy working on the engine at the mo. Car then passed onto the son who then sold it to the previous owner to me. Other livery’s it was raced in are attached.
 

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Albrecht

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Interesting, thank you. Looks like it was taking part in sprints/hillclimbs in those photos.

Have you spoken to Ben Stapley? Ben owns the ex-Janspeed car, which had (has) a very similar body kit on it.
 

Kieronpollock

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Interesting, thank you. Looks like it was taking part in sprints/hillclimbs in those photos.

Have you spoken to Ben Stapley? Ben owns the ex-Janspeed car, which had (has) a very similar body kit on it.
Yes the previous owner said it had been raced in Janspeed livery along side Ben. I’m awaiting a history write up from the original owner in due course and my plan is to take the finished car to him for hopefully a sign of approval on what I’ll have had done to it!
 

ben240z

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Yes the previous owner said it had been raced in Janspeed livery along side Ben. I’m awaiting a history write up from the original owner in due course and my plan is to take the finished car to him for hopefully a sign of approval on what I’ll have had done to it!

I have never been at a meeting where there was another car with the wide body kit apart from a club day in 2000 at zandvoort.
I recall the original owner had a race car in the barn he was clearing but it was covered over. He knew the car I had.
 

Kieronpollock

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Yes the previous owner said it had been raced in Janspeed livery along side [EDIT] Ben’s car ‘back in the day’. I’m awaiting a history write up from the original owner in due course and my plan is to take the finished car to him for hopefully a sign of approval on what I’ll have had done to it!
 
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