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    PRICE CHECK: Datsun 240z

    checked car sales, but those people seem like dreamers and my car isnt as good condition as those.

    Have a 240z, mostly original (has a bolt in roll cage to be removed) paint/engine/trans stock, not sure if I have the wheels. Has ok paint but there are a couple of rust spots (need to fully check it but) a bit around windshield, rear guard etc. Only 1 or 2 spots bubbling, rest are minor. I see complete shitters on gumtree for over 20k, dreamers on carsales want 50k+.

    Currently registered and driven 1/2 times a fortnight.

    Any suggestions where a price starting point would be? Ill try and get some pics up for reference.

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    With the market as it is, put it at around $35k with some room to move and it will go pretty quickly.

    But pics will help.

    Also advertise on AusZcar forum if not already there. That will help it sell quick as well and bypass most of the dreamers and mouth breathers.

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    Yeah I was thinking the same about mine. Had a surf around the net and spied a few at $60k.

    Does this mean my stock but well sorted minimal rust (none visible) example with cool period mods is worth $40k?
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    You could get lucky, prices are going stupid for them as there are fewer and fewer around.

    The late '80s through to 90s were not all that kind with them being thrashed and beaten on, used as cheap race and rally cars, and generally not appreciated.

    Probably the best thing to happen to the Zed cars was the Devil Z in the Wangan Midnight manga and anime story with the new generation of fanboys.

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    A 240z? $500k in this market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuk1ear View Post
    checked car sales, but those people seem like dreamers
    Considering every Zed owner I have met so far has been a total fucking nut job, I'd say yes. (you might be fine but odds are against you :P )

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    I'd be chasing minimum 40K for my *rust free* 260Z Coupe. By the time you buy a "project" car for 10-15K the costs add up real quick. Problem is, every time I think about selling it I start it up and hear the triple webbers fire up then I just park it again.



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    i'm chasing 48k for my 240z. well under the carsales cars, but i reckon i'll have to wait a bit even so. won't be as easy as selling the E9 or 911 because datsun people.
    no rust/pretty stock with some quality bits.
    got the bumper to go with it etc




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    what a time to be alive.

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    Ill try and get some pics up early this week and see what you guys reckon. Sounds like it greatly varies on the rust condition being the most important part. Clean sorted car should be straight forward. I need to check the rust on it properly.

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    Sold a fully restored 240Z for ~10k about 10 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trent from punchy View Post
    what a time to be alive.

    I paid $2500 for my first 260Z 2 seater.
    Yeah but at that time the price was denominated in pounds and shillings
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    How much for the cage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babalouie View Post
    Yeah but at that time the price was denominated in pounds and shillings
    Ha! It was in the 90s at least.

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    I remember buying a 2 seat 240z for $3500 when i was 17 and selling it 6-9mths later for $4500 & thinking how clever I was. Had new paint and interior and a perfect stock motor!! Based on that, I offer $5k.

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    i think half the reason prices are going up, is to make it worthwhile for the sellers to deal with datsun weirdbeards haha.

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    Yup, they are even more special than valiant owners......

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    When i was 17 i toyed with the idea of buying a 240 that was rough for 1k. Fuck they've gone up in price in 11 years.
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    For their time they were a great car, but for what you need to spend to get into a good one now, there are so many better toys out there.

    I can't see me ever getting another early zed, thankfully scratched that itch when they were cheap.

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    pretty happy that i picked mine up when it was still sensible. because i would like to end up swapping it for an R32 or R33 GTR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PXL265 View Post
    For their time they were a great car, but for what you need to spend to get into a good one now, there are so many better toys out there.
    This^

    I bought my 240Z for $2200 and thrashed it for about 8 years before flogging it off. Took forever to sell at $3500 for what was a daily driver car.

    No real desire to own one again, but would have been good to not sell before the boom.
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    had a look at it, pics here:
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/GD3VZq1OLAaYGi1w1

    3 pictures are of the front right fender. 1 of above the fuel filler cap (bubble) and lower door section (bubble).
    Most of the major rust is there. Bubbles here and there, the under car rust is located on the same beam that the jack is on in this pic below (not this car, just example of location), but towards the rear of the vehicle instead. Its on both sides.



    Also a decently large chunk of rust in in the rear right water gutter under the rear hatch (not pictured).

    Has an aftermarket bonnet which is standard shape i think but fibreglass. some surface rust here and there but that stuff didnt bother me much. Mostly the bubbles are hiding some more heavy damage I guess. Engine runs really well, aftermarket cam but everything engine wise is fine, not worries there.

    What do u guys think? Hes a friend, wants 15k.

    At the end of the day, i figure these cars are a complete strip, repair and repaint job either way. But never seen how much that shit can cost so uncharted territory for me.
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    Throw it up on auszcar and gumtree for 18k so he has some room to move, someone will pay the 15k for it if it is represented honestly and he doesn't try to hide anything regarding the rust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PXL265 View Post
    Throw it up on auszcar and gumtree for 18k so he has some room to move, someone will pay the 15k for it if it is represented honestly and he doesn't try to hide anything regarding the rust.

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    Thanks,
    I was considering buying it myself, but not sure if I want to take on such a large level of restoration.

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