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Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« : Lokakuu 09, 2011, 18:52:05 »
Hi friends!

Yesterday I’ve completed my Datsun collection…for now!
My trilogy…the 1200, SSS and now the 240Z!
I bought a 240Z…eheheh!
It’s a 1971 car, and it has 96.000 km’s, and it has a curious story.
The car was bought in 1971 by a soccer player, Fernando Gomes from FC Porto, a 1st league player. He is much known, he had won 2 times the golden boot here in Portugal!
He bought the car and then after a superficial crash near the stadium on the middle 80’s the car went into a repair on a Nissan dealer. After a year the car was trade for another Nissan. The principal mechanic bought the car and made a mechanic repair, only the usual components.
His son was 16 by the time and offered it.
In his garage, together they dismantle the car and a restoration was made! The car was all restored with the exception on the interiors that were amazing in that time!
When he made 18, takes the license and after a few months the car was ready to go back the road again!
He kept it in garage for over 15 years, and every week the car was putting to work.
He made almost 30.000 km’s with the car, and the sell happened because he didn’t use it!
Then I talked to a friend, because I already know that a 240z was for selling, he entered in contact with the seller. On the 1st October I went to see the car and got astonished. On the 3rd October I close the deal and yesterday I got him in my garage!
One curious fact, the car was grey, and when Fernando Gomes bought the car he changed the cars colors to blue, because the FC Porto colors were blue and white…eheheh!
About the journey, magnificent, I made 350 km’s with average speed of 110 km’s/H. Consume rounded 10 l/100, I think the normal.
Now I will make him a big cleaning, and proceed to the reparation of some parts, such as clutch, all oils and several water tubes.
Hope you like the story and like the car…I will only change the back of the car painted in black and the wheel to the dark grey.
Then road again…
Here are the photos…
Me trying the car on the 1st October, before the buy…


The interior…

1st stop way home.
 
2nd stop…

Home…


Me and My father…he drove it, and take a ride with my mum…I loved the sensation! It was funny and even sensational to me.


After the tryp…resting…


I hope you liked it!
Regards
Mário

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Re: Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« Vastaus #1 : Lokakuu 09, 2011, 18:54:06 »
Nice Z! :)
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Re: Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« Vastaus #2 : Lokakuu 10, 2011, 12:28:00 »
Oh lala. That is a nice Z! Do you have many Z's around there? European S30:s are quite rare compared to american brothers, where it is one of the most common sport cars.
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Re: Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« Vastaus #3 : Lokakuu 10, 2011, 23:14:15 »
Hi frinds!

Thanks for the comments!

The Z is an excellent machine! And this one is great, just some little details ans get back to roas on the maximum power.

About the Z's in Europe.
In Portugal, between 1970 and 1973 just 191 Z's were sold. It was an expensive car by the time, and as a matter of fact, the year with most sellings was the last one, 1973.
Mine is one of the 21 sold in 1971!
There are some differences between american and european models, even the gearbox was different.

I could give lots of examples, but you will be bored with so many words!

Just anoter, the rear side light, only the Us's had it!

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Mário
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Re: Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« Vastaus #4 : Lokakuu 12, 2011, 13:20:48 »
191, thats a lot compared what we got. Max 50 pieces, in years 1971-1978.  I know about the differences, there is a lot of discussion about it in US forums, for example classiczcars.com and zcar.com. Those are valuable sites and full of info.  Yankees seem to brag about the fact that we Europeans got 5 speed before they did  ::) Otherwise the gearbox is the same.
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Re: Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« Vastaus #5 : Lokakuu 19, 2011, 17:11:41 »
Hi!

Last weekend I drove the car...and everytime It happens I don't want to park the car...man is completely addictive...ehehhee!
I love the gearbox and steering...

I'll post more photos later...

Pastori: Only 50? So, 191 is a lot! Thanks for the information! And the differences from the ones here in Portugal? You got 5 speed gearbox, right?

In US the cars were a little bit different, even the equipment. For example, here in Portugal, they all have the rims I've got on mine, even the spoiler was series...

Right now I'm searching fr some parts, because my car has parts from the 3rd series, and it happens because the car crashed on the 80's and the parts available were just from the 3rd serie...now I'll have to make I'm new...

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Re: Trilogy completed - 1st 1200, 2nd 510 SSS and now
« Vastaus #6 : Lokakuu 22, 2011, 22:31:04 »
As far as i know, all the european S30 models are the same. 5 speed gearbox was an factory option yes. I wish the summer was still here, i know what you mean. These cars are SO addictive to drive, especially on little narrow roads.

If youre searching for parts, check out these sites

motorsportauto.com
and blackdragon auto
also rockauto.com has tons of Z parts
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