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#1 Ketcher521

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 11:18 AM

So What is one of these worth? It is a little rough but it looks solid. No rust though spots. Solid frame. Solid rockers. etc. Needs motor rebuilt. but has a straight body. would clean up pretty well. It is automatic. seems pretty good. Only been setting up for like a year. thoughts? Sorry for the junky pics. Just wanted to talk to guys that actually know Datsuns ... all my friends are Honda or Mopar people. I am the lone datsun person.

 

 

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 11:29 AM

240z? What is it?


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 12:42 PM

Wew that's some rough ass interior. Obviously the first thing you'd have to do is make sure it's actually a RHD and not a conversion. Check the VIN and make sure it's HS30-XXXXX and not HLS30-XXXXX.

 

That being said even if it's a real RHD car it's not gonna be worth much. 99% of the stuff that is different between RHD and LHD is in the interior and it's completely trashed. I've only seen 1 RHD dash for sale and it was around $3,000 IIRC.



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:20 PM

you can get the dash re done at just dashes 

the car is a 2plus2 which kinda sucks 

but if its true right hand drive is cool 



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:31 AM

Looks like a 260 or 280 since it's a 2+2. Not very valuable as a restoration/rebuild project. Unless you don't mind sinking money in a hole. Better option would be robbing the RHD stuff and installing in a better car.



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Posted 16 October 2016 - 10:41 PM

There are very few of those around so some people who have one put it up for sale for a ridiculously high price but it never sells. (at least not for that price)

 

A 280Z 2+2 in rough shape just setting around in someone's yard I'd say is worth at least $1200 but maybe upwards of $2500. That's a rough guess but realistic.

 

If you don't want it and its low enough of a price maybe I'd drive out and tow it home. :D


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 05:51 PM

Cut the car in half just behind the seats and graft on a 280z back end. Instantly worth more $ :devil:

 

You can get dash covers on yahoo japan auctions, and yes, buy this car. It's a cooler car than a hounda.

 

 

Edit: just found a hybridz for sale post trying to sell a rhd fairlady back in 09. He ended up parting it and crushing.  I hope the market has changed since then.

http://forums.hybrid...-z-mississippi/



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:08 AM

well, that is what I would do. Not sure its worth it for me though. $900 to ship a car, $1000+ for the Z. And then all I'm using is the RHD dash and steering? Still have to buy a LHD 240Z

probably not...


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:55 AM

http://sanangelo.cra...5823225325.htmlRHD 280ZX in Texas

 

So it turns out there is a company called RHD Specialties right here in WA state. They sell mostly 1990s+ cars in good condition.

 

http://charlotte.cra...5777965585.htmlRHD 1980 280ZX ... SOLD!

 

http://cnj.craigslis...822986664.html 80 datsun rhd 280z SOLD!

 

http://tampa.craigsl...5809582399.htmlRHD 350Z

 

http://puertorico.cr...5753786063.html  1978 Datsun 1200 Sunny UTE B120 LHD - $3000 (Miami)


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