Datsun: z-Series

Sale price: $2500,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:Black
Engine:Straight Six
Number of Cylinders:6
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I bought this car new in Sept. 1970 in the San Francisco Bay Area. I was 20 years old at the time. My Father cosigned for the car so I could get it. He warned me about being able to afford the car. "Of course I can afford the Z", I said. "NO PROBLEM. I got this". Hell, I was 20 years old. The Z, without a doubt, was one of the coolest cars of the day. Had to have it.
4 months later my plan fell apart. I couldn't pay for it. My Father took the Z over. I'm pretty sure he knew that was going to happen and it was his sneaky way to get the car via the back door. I think he really wanted the Z to begin with but my Mom wouldn't hear it. So he cosigned my loan knowing I couldn't afford it. Sneaky. As it turned out, he gave the Z to my mom a few months later and she & she alone drove it for the next 20 years. Alas, the Z fell out of favor and was parked for the next 20 years. Unfortunately for the Z, it was not garaged. It was parked under a carport. It was exposed to the elements and things kinda went to hell as happens when cars are neglected.
5 years ago my Father gave the Z back.
I worked on it and got it running and road worthy.
The good:
* Z runs pretty good. Still has power and pulls great.
*Original engine, tranny and running gear.
*Rear drums turned. Front disc turned. New brakes all around.
*New tires. (Because the slotted mags ((original to the car)) are corroded from age the beads do not seal to the tires. I put in inner tubes. The tubes work great but the rims should be machined to original or replaced.)
*New aluminum radiator.
*New clutch.
*Carburetors rebuilt.
*New water pump.
*New Starter.
*New Alternator.
*Gas tank flushed. New tank vent line. New gas lines.
*New muffler and pipes to the tip.
*New Battery.
* Speedo works but milage numbers do not turn.
*Tach works.
*Clock works some of the time.
*Wipers work
* Headlights and taillights work.
*Original Steering Wheel
*Has original tire jack.
*All original interior.

The bad:
*Paint is shot. The Z was repainted once but it's all bad.
*Mileage numbers on speedo do not turn. Actual mileage is somewhat higher but not by much.
*This Z has factory AIR. However it does not work. Probably needs another evaporator box.
*Heater nor defroster work.
*No radio. It's missing.
*Cigarette lighter/ashtray cover is broken.
*Manual choke lever handle is missing.
*Turn signals do not work.
*Top of dash has cracked.
*Head gasket bad. Leaking oil. (The head has never been off the engine)
*Driver side door is dented.
*Driver side front fender behind tire is dented in.
*Passenger side rear quarter panel at bottom in front of tire has a few spots of cancer.
*Rear hatch support shock does not work. Piece of wood holds the hatch up. And for those who don't know - those hatches way a ton. You DO NOT want the hatch to drop onto you.
So that's pretty much the history of the car. It's been a California car all it's life except for the last 2 years when I moved to Texas. As much as I love the car, it's time to let it go. I'm downsizing and there's just no room anymore.
This auction is "No Reserve". Highest bid wins.
Note: Buyer is responsible for freight. There are plenty of car haulers to do the deed. I will work will the car hauler to make the transition as smooth as possible.

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