1973 Datsun 240Z matching numbers, 138xxx miles Nissan Zcar unmolested survivor
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1973 Datsun 240Z matching numbers, 138xxx miles Nissan Zcar unmolested survivor for sale
Thank you for looking. My apologies to the previous bidders and watchers. I chose to pull the previous ad after 2 days. and relist the car after receiving so much feedback over the quality of the original photos. I decided to try a different camera. hoping for better results.
I purchased this 240z last fall. with the intent of swapping in a manual transmission and simply enjoying it. I have always liked the Green/Butterscotch color combination in the 240z. It is rare to find an original Z with the body in this good of a condition here in the northeast. Here is what I know about it. This was originally a California car that was brought east maybe 10 years ago. and has not been subjected to winter driving. It was in storage in central PA when I found it. The previous owner had begun disassembly in order to do a full body paint and restoration. and it had not been driven in a few years. I went through the brake system (replacing the master cylinder). refreshed the carburetors. replaced the leaky radiator with an aluminum one. replaced the fan clutch. changed the oil and trans fluid. adjusted the valves. and was planning to register the car and drive it this spring. I had already transferred the title in my name last fall. but I am in the middle of garage/workshop construction. and should not have picked up another project until I had a place to work on it. Having had Z-cars for 20+ years. I want to be completely transparent and go over everything I found with the car.
Drivetrain . stock L24 with E88 head and R180 diff. It runs smooth. doesn't smoke. and revs effortlessly as a Zcar should. The automatic trans shifts smoothly through the gears. and makes no strange noises. etc. I have a set of manual pedals I can include with the sale. incase the winning bidder is of the same mind as I.
Interior . Butterscotch (AKA tan). Seats show some wear on the bolsters. with a tear on the passenger's side bolsters. nbsp;but overall usable condition. The door panels are very nice. with the shiny chrome strips 100% intact. The glove box is in excellent shape (most are torn and falling apart). The dash has 3 cracks across the top center (from sitting out in the California sun no doubt). The carpets are old but not torn. and both door weather strippings need replaced. The factory AM/FM radio. wipers. turn signals. lights. and gauges all work (except for the clock of course). The antenna is stuck in up position. The passengers side interior trim above door. kick plates. and weather stripping were removed by the previous owner in partial preparation for new paint. but all are included.
Body . This is the most important part to us Z-guys :-) The car. I was told. has had one respray of the factory color. I can see no signs of it ever having been in an accident. As you can see from the pictures. the rear deck and hatch area are clean. The wheel arches and dog legs are clean. Rocker panels are clean. Driver's fender is clean. Passenger's fender has 2 quarter size bubbles at the bottom. Passenger's side headlight bucket has some rust in the bucket itself. under the headlight - first time I have seen one rust there. The lower front valance is dinged up. presumably from a curb or something. The battery tray area looks clean. Worst place on the car is the lower edge of the drivers door. I took a specific photo of that area as well. The passenger's side floor and frame rail look clean. The driver's side has had some of the seams treated with some type of hard epoxy that was then painted over. It appears to have held up well (I am assuming this was done to seal the seams so any rust that had developed there would not go any further). I am not going to start digging it out to see what is under there however… I tested the frame rail areas with a magnet to make sure that they were not hiding fiberglass repairs or something and there is definitely metal behind the undercoating. The underside of the car shows cobwebs. and gray dirt from my driveway. but no rust holes and looks solid. The spare tire well is clean as well. All of the body's lines and gaps line up nicely which is rare for these old Z-cars. There are some scratches on the paint. a couple dings on the hood and windshield cowling. as well as dents on the roof. all of which appear to be from items in storage getting knocked over or being placed on the car.
I could not decide what price to ask for the car so. I am starting the bidding at $3000 with NO reserve. and will allow the auction it to run its course. Please keep in mind that this is a nice z for the east coast. but it is an unrestored 40-year old car. and does have some flaws. I have listed what I have found to the best of my ability. It is becoming harder to find a relatively stock. numbers matching 240z as so many have been modified (my highly modified 71 parked next to it in one of the photos as an example). I would suggest having it towed home. as it is not registered. insured. nor tagged. so I do not know how it will do on the roads on a longer trip. I do not know how much shipping will be. as that will be up to the buyer to arrange. local pickup is preferred. Winning bidder. please contact me after auctions end to discuss payment. I request a $200 deposit to be paid within 48 hours of auctions close .
Thanks for looking and Happy Bidding!!!
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