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  1. grahamc

    Datsun 240z restored

    Yeah, nice place.... food got a little boring after 3 weeks though. Hope you had a good time.... Paint was done by Village Garage in East Grinstead
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    Datsun 240z restored

    Thanks all Im in Jordan till the end of the month and in no rush to sell.
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    3D Printed Wheels Anyone?

    Had a manifold on my supercharged MX5 3D printed, more airflow, more efficient, cheaper, lighter and could take more heat.... If the wheels are that much lighter, why not - just not that design.
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    Datsun 240z restored

    I will have another one, once this is sold, but it will be LHD as I am living in France now. So oddly, really excited to get this sold......... so that I can buy another one Will happily consider swapping for a LHD 240/260/280
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    Toyota taking orders for 300.....

    GTR R36 (if it is realised) will be over £100k, so the R37 will be even more!!! Any idea on the final price of the Toyota or is it still just guessing?
  6. WOW - someone has been busy
  7. In for the updates! Good luck with it!
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    Another "what cars" question.... for £70k

    See the link to my 240z in my signature its got flared arches and 17" wheels So yes, I will happily reproduce that in LHD! With the future idea being to maybe replace the engine with a RB25, just to save the standard engine for resale value of course
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    Another "what cars" question.... for £70k

    No doubt.... Z4 coupe is still on the list, needs to be compared. 3l coupe sounds pretty good to me!
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    Another "what cars" question.... for £70k

    Yeah, the Z3 coupe They are lovely and the M sport ones are a bit on the mental side! But they are almost collectors cars now, so not really worth buying. 2nd car would be something alongs the lines of a 240z or an old 911. Im leaning towards the 240z and pocketing the remainder of the cash for later. Maybe get an old mustang in a few years time....
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    Another "what cars" question.... for £70k

    Yes £65k is the budget for 2 cars to do it all.... What the coupe?? I remember them when they first came out in South Africa, loved it back then. Then was reminded about them a few years ago when I saw one at a Thruxton track day....
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    Datsun 240z restored

    Hahaa, you dont want to know the state of it a year ago..... Yeah, they are quite rare and becoming difficult to find. Still needs the finishing touches, but gives the new owner a chance to personalise it - otherwise its solid!
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    Datsun 240z restored

    Thanks for approving
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    Datsun 240z restored

    The Datsun 240Z was the first Japanese sports car to be commercially successful internationally. It was the demonstration that Japan could build a fast, reliable and enjoyable car to drive and that Japan had become serious competition for European and American vehicles. This car is an UK original, RHD original Datsun 240z. Its 1 of about 125 in the UK with about 50% of them being declared SORN. The car was originally silver (see pictures for original condition) and was in need of restoration. I bought the car from a gentleman in the 240z club (Z Club) and continued to drive the car for 6-8 weeks, before deciding to take it off the road and complete a shell up restoration. This was a much longer process than original anticipated, taking a little over 3 years and sadly during that time circumstances changed quite drastically, hence the car being up for sale. The restoration is completely documented with over 250 photos. The car has been completely stripped down, media blasted to reveal ALL the rust and everything was repaired, rewired, everything. The car itself:- * 2.4 Straight 6 Petrol Engine 150bhp * 5 Speed Manual Transmission from a 280ZX * Brand new Mishimoto radiator * All new window rubbers * All new rubbers and bushings * Hilux brakes * Flared arches * 17" black Rota wheels to fill the arches with brand new tyres * New black fender mirrors * New black bumpers * New black front spoiler * Front strut brace * Rear strut brace * Clear front indicators * Clear side indicators * New front windscreen * Brand new headlamps The exterior is painted to a very high quality in Nissan GTR red! Unfortunately due to the change in circumstances the car cannot be completed, however it is roadlegal and has a valid/current MOT. The bad points:- * the interior needs some work to complete the restoration (the seats need a refurb and the dash has a missing component) * the doorcards need attention * the front suspension has not settled to the correct height after being rebuilt (it sits high at the front) I am sure I have forgotten stuff on the car, there was no expense spared on this restoration! The car is currently in storage in Horsham and the price is £25,000
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    Another "what cars" question.... for £70k

    Just found out that with access to the LHD market, there is a Z3 3.0l coupe which seems like a winner! https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=260933088&damageUnrepaired=NO_DAMAGE_UNREPAIRED&isSearchRequest=true&makeModelVariant1.makeId=3500&makeModelVariant1.modelDescription=coupe&makeModelVariant1.modelId=51&pageNumber=1&scopeId=C&action=topInCategory&searchId=e57471ff-0b3e-ea83-f858-44fe6689a132