1971 240Z Help!

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1971 240Z Help!

Postby wigginsman32 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:10 pm

Hey guys, I just purchased what I think might be a rare 240Z series 1 car. I have known this car since it was new and it is in un-restored condition however it was disassembled back probably 30 years ago and freshly painted. Never left the shop after that so I now have an original with absolutely no rust and all of the parts with 67K on it. The question I have is vin number 3010562 indicates that it might be the last of the original 531 series 1 cars of Oct. 1969. However the title says it is a 71. Am I just confused or is this for real? And what would be the value of this car, and where to go with it. Thanks so much, any help will be appreciated......

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Re: 1971 240Z Help!

Postby evildky » Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:35 pm

if the vin reads HLS3010562 then it was production number 10,562, not 562. The plate on the door should indicate month and year of manufacture.

A large number of 70's have been titled as 71's mine included. Many cars were left on the boat during a shipping embargo and not offloaded until after the changeover of model year and sold as 71 models. Also Nissan/Datsun did not allow dealers to sell for above sticker, but they did raise the sticker price a few hundred dollars for 71 models. Some unscrupulous dealers held some cars over and sold them as 71 models.

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Re: 1971 240Z Help!

Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:03 pm

Yep. And 'series one' doesn't mean it was a 69/70, as S1 cars carried into 71.

If it's the car I'm thinking of (orange), it's a true 71. It's no longer 'original' as it's been painted, and I think it had triple carbs (not original).

The side markers are installed backwards, the C-pillar emblems were removed and filled, the interior is pretty roached, and it's missing some Series One parts.

I'd say (again, if it's the car I am thinking of) it's a very, very nice example of an early Z, but I wouldn't get too worked up over any additional rarity. It's rare as it is, and worthy of being brought back to original condition. Welcome aboard!!

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