This comes in from my buddy Leslie (of Daily Dapper fame) – she spotted a Datsun 240z sunk in deep ocean blue with an interior swathed in white recently at a Menlo Park car show.
Thanks for zpotting, Leslie!
I was home from travel for a brief day, and rolled up to pick up some food. Here’s this guy wavin me into the parking spot…
280z, huh? lookin’ nice. yeah yeah i got a 240 myself…
Meet Steve. Owner of a 1973 240z. Here’s his story:
He bought it at Downtown Datsun in downtown San Jose. They had it priced in the paper, but quickly realized it was just an advertisement car, one of those discounted cars just to get customers in and sell them on another car for which the salesman can “get you a better value on”. You see, he went in just as the ’74’s were coming out, so no one wanted this ’73. More over, the 240z was the test driver so seats were worn… And according to Steve, the sales guy was a big dude.
He walked out that door with that ’73 240z for only $2700. Didn’t need much: a tune up, clean up the interior.
It’s been a while since then, but he’s been taking his time restoring it.
Now all it needs is paint. :]
haha i’m sure i could’ve talked to this guy for an afternoon about the Z’s. And then the evening about his El Camino.
haha actually – we zpotted each other 😛 enjoy the drive buddy!
Running down Lafayette, right alongside Santa Clara University, catches a red Z… who?
Of course it’s our friend Jonathan Tong’s mean 240z!
Haha i was in the truck so you didn’t know it was me.. but hey buddy, sup?!
Z is lookin’ good!
If you haven’t seen already, check out his and his buddy’s blog over at http://lawsonmahoney.com/
Got some great things going on over there! When are we going for a ride?!
Part of the daily routine? Hop onto to craigslist and if warranted, shout out the latest Datsun deals to my wife (not that she cares, but she’s the only one around listening).
Man, the price on this gem is soooo hard to pass up… READ: $1500. Yes, $1500.
$1500 for a 240z. Just going by the pics, probably some body rust, but doesn’t look like body damage. Front bumper looks aligned. Enkei rims. Body panels straight. And judging by the black truck in the garage, probably coming from someone who knows something about cars.
Maybe I’ll take a look…just a look.
In case the post is gone, direct from Craigslist:
1972 datsun 240z manual transmission
reg just expired but will be cheap.
the car will drive bu the rear coilovers need to be installed.the fronts were already done.i havent touched the car since i got it, only drove it a little but i dont have any time to work on it.
please call me at …
price is firm and well worth it.
thank you for your time..