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AaronBalto
AaronBalto Reader
6/10/19 8:21 p.m.

@BobPink I think I drove that car at a GRM test day where they were doing some sort of shoot out. What a nice ride! It was my first time driving anything earlier than the 300zx and I was really impressed. This was something like 15 years ago?

NickD
NickD PowerDork
6/11/19 5:33 a.m.

Guess it's a good thing that I never had the desire to own one of these.

nimblemotorsports
nimblemotorsports New Reader
6/14/19 1:47 a.m.

That really isn't that much, $125k for a stock classic.  Heck to totally restore any car can cost that much if you do all the nitty details.

  If it was $1.25M that would be big news.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
6/14/19 6:22 a.m.
nimblemotorsports said:

That really isn't that much, $125k for a stock classic.  Heck to totally restore any car can cost that much if you do all the nitty details.

  If it was $1.25M that would be big news.

What it costs to do something to a car and what it's worth after the fact are two very different things, and until you get into the millions of dollars category, it's always a losing proposition.

 

Notice that restoration specialists don't buy up cars and sell them for profit.  They restore other peoples' cars.  If they restore a car for themselves, it's a demonstration of skills.

TGMF
TGMF Reader
6/14/19 10:56 a.m.

There's a pretty clean 73 at  the midwest car exchange in Alsip IL right now for 35,900.  does have 90k on it though.  They aren't THAT expensive.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
6/14/19 12:25 p.m.

People line up to have Jags and Healeys  and E-types restored for that kind of money, same thing as "Buying it" as far as I am concerned.

The 240z is a car who's time has come for a generation of people who wanted them when new but could not afford them. As a bonus, unlike the Healeys and Jags, you can actually drive a 240z as if it were a real car. I do think this one was an anomaly much like the P1800 ES that sold for near 100k. I would think  sweet spot for a  really nice 240z  that you could keep forever, is in the low ot mid 30's right now.

Modified cars will be much lower even if well done.

 

Pete

robertauclair
robertauclair None
7/5/19 10:14 a.m.

I wish I had to funds to bring mine to that kind of condition. Since it's non-original with a 280Z Engine, 240Z Carbs, 280Z 5 Speed seems better to just enjoy the ride.

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