1974 Datsun Z-Series
1974 DATSUN 260Z. Early year model has the slightly smaller bumpers. Odometer showing 7,XXX miles, o I am guessing it is 107,XXX. I have documentation showing this was a California car - purchased March 25, 974 from a Datsun dealer in Riverside, alifornia. PAINT AND BODY: It appears to have had one repaint. I have receipts from the repaint in 2006 which indicate that the body was “refinished” and repainted. They did a good job except there are three spots that did not seem to get prepped properly and are bubbling/cracking. Two are smaller than a dime and one in the center of the hood is about two inches long. Photos of those areas are included. I do not know if the silver that was used is identical to the original factory silver. There is no evidence of accidents, xcept I was rear-ended while I owned it. That resulted only in a crumpled bumper which I replaced with a NOS part. No sheet metal was damaged on that occasion. I appears that the weatherstripping was removed during the repaint process. I do not know if they original weatherstripping was replaced after that or the now-existing weatherstripping was new after the painting. There is no evidence of rust on the body. There is some surface rust on the exhaust pipe. ENGINE/MECHANICAL: I added Webers (I still have the original carbs and they go with the car if the buyer wants them; please make that specific request before the car is shipped or picked up), eader pipe and new exhaust. Except for the underhood light, echanically everything works on this car. I replaced most of the seals. There is no evidence of leaks on the garage floor. The car has power brakes (disc front / drum rear) but does not have power steering. The air conditioning, think, as a dealer-installed option. It does work, nlike a lot of older cars. The car shifts correctly (clutch and shifter). Starting when cold is typical of this era of cars – you need to use the choke and pump the gas appropriately. I use Carb Defender to counter the effects of the crappy gas we have to use. INTERIOR: It is a good driver-quality car. The original interior shows wear with a split in the seat upholstery. The dash is crack-free. I would replace the carpet (frayed) and leave the rest as-is to keep it as original as possible. All of the instruments on the dash work. SUSPENSION: I replaced all of the rubber bushings and various small suspension parts (see photos) and most of the seals. The wheels and tires were replaced last year. HISTORY OF THE CAR: I have the original owner’s manual, he warranty card, nd maintenance records dating back to the mid-70’s. I do not know if they are comprehensive but there are a lot of them. I also have a complete ownership history. I do not know if this is a “matching numbers” car as I don’t know how to authenticate that. However, y mechanic asserts that the engine appears to have never been out of the car. I am a car enthusiast and took very good care of this car while I had it. Never in the rain while I owned it and always in a climate-controlled garage. I spent a lot of money making everything mechanically right on this car. I have receipts for all of the work I had performed on the car during my ownership. It is easy to find inexpensive classic cars on the Internet and then spend many thousands of dollars making them right after purchase. Except for the few issues I disclosed above, already made it right on this one. My reserve is considerably less than I have in it. Contact me with questions. THIS IS A 45 YEAR OLD VEHICLE AND IS BEING SOLD AS-IS WITHOUT WARRANTY. Please note that the mileage is UNKNOWN, nd Ebay does not give the option to enter MILEAGE EXEMPT, o the mileage stated in the ad is not correct. Please look at the photos. I’ve tried to photograph as best as I can so you can see the condition. If you want more photos or have questions, lease email me. I’ve sold classic bikes and cars on eBay and never had a dissatisfied customer. I can help load the car with the shipper of your choice. CONDITION OF BIDDING AND PURCHASE NOTICE: Please do not let the following turn you off, ut I have been defrauded before on eBay and would rather not have it happen again. I will do my best to describe this vehicle and answer any questions you have. I’ve owned and sold over 80 vehicles/bikes in my life, love cars and motorcycles and do not want you to be unhappy with your purchase. I REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO ASK ALL QUESTIONS FIRST AND OPTIMALLY, OME TO INSPECT THE CAR PERSONALLY. NEW BIDDERS, r (0 ) FEEDBACK BIDDERS, lease e-mail me FIRST, o have your bids approved AS A NEW BIDDER by the Seller,to show your full intent & understandingto purchase& follow through with payment. BIDDING AND WINNING IS NOT A CHANCE TO COME LOOK AT THE VEHICLE. Please DO NOT BID, NLESS YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I’VE WRITTEN HERE AS THE TERMS OFTHE SALE. Please do not bid in this auction unless you are a serious buyer. Do not bid unless you intend to pay and fulfill your obligations. If you bid and you are the high bidder and the reserve is met, ou bought the car. No Bid Retractions please. Ask all questions before bidding. Make certain and ask any and all questions before you place your bid! Please email me & inquire with any and all questions prior to bidding, ot after! Once the reserve is metthis will be considered a legal and binding contract. I require aNON-REFUNDABLE deposit (wire transfer or PayPal) within 48 hours after a successful bid. The vehicle is being advertised locally and I reserve the right to end this auction early. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, LEASE EMAIL ME. I TRAVEL SOMETIMES SO PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS FOR A RESPONSE TO YOUR QUESTIONS. 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