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#1 Willdatsun

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 04:07 AM

I have a question for our USA members..

 

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If a '73 - '77 Right hand drive Datsun Laurel 200L like this in good condition were to be in an auction in USA perhaps alongside other JDM models such as C10 / C110, how well do you think it would do? Not everyone can afford $175,000 for  C10 GT-R or whatever the last one just sold for so what do you realistically think an original unmolested Laurel 4 door sedan with no issues would sell for , and are there any other known Laurels residing in USA ? As you may know the 200L is similar in styling and shares a lot of parts with the 240K GT Skyline.

 

Are there any restrictions to registering imported cars in USA, if so are there year cutoffs that make it easier /harder or does it depend on what state  you are registering in?

 

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 05:45 AM

between 5-10 k for that at most

 

pigs butt coupe well that'd be another story

 

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 11:25 AM

I dont think it would be worth it.
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#4 Willdatsun

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 09:54 AM

I have seen very nice low mile 1 owner 620s etc sell for 10-15K, would this not be worth at least that , being rarer than a 620, possibly no other ones in USA? I have one of these cars which I'm debating sending to one of the big auctions.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 06:37 AM

Post something on line for buyers in the states and see what offers you get. A private sale to a collector would eliminate auction fees. Try Jay Leno. He probably has a whole office that fields questions like this and look for cars he would like.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 06:47 AM

Frank had one in back of his shop when I was there a few years ago
He got rid of it or was a customers to fix.
Nobody was really interested in it when it was there

4door cars for the 70s was not the in thing in USA. Maybe the 510 and the Mercedes w115s

There was a mint datsun 521 pick up on Barret Jackson auction on TV and sold only for 4 k
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Posted 03 September 2015 - 06:52 AM

To me, not an iconic car, but admittedly I'm not really much into Japanese car history as much as simply liking certain cars.  I don't see a lot of value based on looks alone - not a very attractive looking car IMO.


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 09:34 AM

quite surprised by that, its one of my favorite styled Datsuns. Didnt see the 521 but saw a 220 truck that fetched $28,000.

 

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:50 AM

Sorry, don't take it personally - just my opinion and I don't care for a lot of cars other Datsun guys drool over. For instance, I'd much rather have a 2 door sedan 510 than a coupe.
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Posted 29 September 2015 - 02:33 PM

Laural is my favorite JDM car. Get it!

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 02:34 PM

Can you get Laural coupes?

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 02:35 AM

No there is now only one coupe in England, there were two but the other was sold last year for equivalent $13,000 US requiring restoration to a buyer in the Netherlands.

There are only around six sedans, including the one I will be selling , just considering what the markets might be like in other countries since I've seen many cars fetch very good prices in USA. I have imported cars from USA that are worth more in the UK than in USA, for example pickup trucks.


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