My New Car : Classic Car Goodness Inside

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Kirbwah, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. Kirbwah

    Kirbwah Guest

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    12 Months ago I was in the process of geting my provisional liscence and was looking for a car that appealed to me I found none.

    That was until I saw a Datsun Z when I was out driving with my sisters boyfriend (who is a car expert) and so taken back by its sporty, but classic look I asked him what the hall it was. He explained it was a Datsun 260z one of the very few 6-cylinder cars Datsun had produced while they were still called Datsun. And from that moment on it was love.

    12 months passed (while i drove my 1991 Nissan Pintara, Stanza to you yanks)and I earnt and earnt and looked at shitty Datsun rust bucket after rust bucket.

    There was one that constantly popped up in my city, though, for a price which was not warranted, and out of my range. Then by fluke one day while searching on ebay it came up on an auction for $4000AUD, this was odd, becuase the owner had only ever advertised in enthusiast channels.

    Well I emailed him asking if I could come inspect the car, I did with a friend and for $4000 it was looking for a good buy. However, after talking to him he stated that he would settle out of ebay for $5k.

    I went again to go check it out with another friend who knows old cars and he was also very impressed, he agreed with me anything under $5k would be a bargain, but if its $5k firm then to keep looking.

    I called up the seller and offered $4200 in cash (keep in mind my limit was $4500), he declined saying $5k minimum. The Auction closed that evening on $4150, later I learned that he had declined to sell via ebay for that price.

    I waited a few days, I knew he was not keen to sell the car, it had been on the market for months now, only recently due to the purchase of a second Z had the motive to sell been piked.

    I emailed him 4 days after the auction close breifley "I'm offering $4500 cash. easy sale."

    He replied quickly, he would take it for that price, but without the Sub and Amp (which were shit anyway, I was going to sell them probably could have got $250AUD) I agreed, however my parents were in japan and he would be interstate until the next week, so i would have to wait. Finally my parents were back, he was back and I had the money. So my dad, my mate and I went to pick up the car.

    So now it is sitting in my yard, It needs a few things done before i can drive it, and I cant work on it till I finish my exams for yr12.

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    The paint was done 2 years ago. It is candy apple gold shot on silver.

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    I got alot of pieces with the car, including front grille and bumper, which will go on as soon as i finish exams.

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    Specs:
    Datsun 1976 260z 2-Seater
    L28 EFI (est. 170hp at the fly)
    *Upgraded to 85mm Throttle body off nissan rb30
    *New Head & Valves
    *Full rebuild 50,000km ago
    *Mild Polish
    R200 open diff
    New 2 1/4" Exhaust, done with engine rebuild.
    L28 5-Speed
    Sports clutch
    Push Button Start :coal:
    Alarm & Central Locking
    Kenwood HeadUnit with Pioneer 2-ways and 6x9's
    H4 Halogen Light Upgrade
    15" Maxima Wheels

    Price:
    $4500AUD or $3350USD
    inc.
    *Quater Tank of PULP
    *2 Months Rego

    Problems:
    Electrical:
    Heater fan turns on with headlights
    Washer Jets blow fuses when used
    Rear brake globe broken
    Reversing lights relay not connected to trans
    Speedo-cable not connected
    Tacho not connected to coil
    Indicator lever needs clean/adjustment.


    Rust:
    There is very little, the respray and repairs were done well, rewelded floorpans and fiberglassed door panels.

    There is a hole punched into the chassis rail which has started to rust, will be cut and repaired very soon.

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    I'm itching to drive it, but i have to wait 3-weeks, at the moment it is sitting outside my window mocking me.
     
  2. GuiltySparc

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    nice, the classic Zs are awesome
     
  3. IntheWorks

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    Firggin bad. I like the color.
     
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