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Well I have my 78z as you all know, it does look very nice but when I bought it at age of 14 it had some major rust going on . I replaced all 4 fenders gouged out a ton on rust and painted it and it looked fabulous the frame was still bad . The car still looks very good a little rust spot on trunk after 8 years held out way better than I thought it would . My dad's old 75 2+2 is up for sale, body is excellent soda blasted painted Jaguar green very nice . I have a chance to get it for a steal of a price $6000 cdn, I could easily sell my old Z for $2500 with frame rot . I will switch my custom uphostery MSD, SS supertrapp, 3.7LSD, white faced guages . My only hestitation is the extra weight . Now a turbo engine that will probably run in 13's is going in it if I buy it . It is pretty heavy for slalom though . How much heavier is the 2+2 ?? It handles very good but low speed steering is pretty stiff . I am just going to slalom for fun . My other option is to go to Arizona and find a rust free 240 but I think that route will cost too much $$$ and time .I will be driving the 2+2 this weekend I think I'll put it through its paces once again .
 

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RE: Should I buy a 2+2 280z?? Need guidance guys&l

The 2+2 is....oh ****, i'm thinking of the 280ZX.
ANyway, if it is close, there is about 300 - 400 pounds difference. 3300 vs 3600 give or take a few.
6000 bucks sounds like a lot though to me, but i haven't seen the car.

Good luck!

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<b>RE: Should I buy a 2+2 280z?? Need guidance guy

$6000 is Canadian dollars probably $3500 to $4000 states price . A good Z sells for $6000 and above $5000 and it needs work done to it my dad paid $5000 8 years ago which was a little steep but in good condition . He sold it to my roomate for $5000 and then my roomate spent $3,800 for a paint job last year .
 

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RE: Want to know more about the model.

Hello
You says you have a 280 2+2 for sale and your fther as a'75 280 2+2.
I have a 1978 280Z, the only one in my country (Sweden) and I have only heard from uncertain sources that the 280 was mad as a 2+2 seater as the 260 2+2.
Would really like to have some more info about this model.


Thanks in advace.
Marten Carlsson
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RE: Want to know more about the model.

Hi all,
As far as I know, the 2+2 Z was first produced in Nov. 1973. In compare to the 2seater Z version, these are the numbers:
240Z ( 2 seater) 2+2

length 165 in. 181 in.
width 64 in. 64.9 in.
height 50.5 in. 50.8 in.
wheelbase 91 in. 102.6 in.
weight(manual) 2350 lbs 2669 lbs
weight(auto) 2400 lbs 2679 lbs
In term of performance, the 2+2 was comparable to the 2seater version in spite of its additional weight and a longer body.
Hope this will help you.
Huy 260Z
 

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RE:Do you know more, Huy?

I've only been aware of the 1974 260Z 2+2
Do you know any production figures for these 2+2 cars?
Would be glad to know.

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RE: RE:Do you know more, Huy?

Hi Marten,
I cant remember how many 2+2 Zs were produced, once I find out I will let you know. Here in the States, the 2+2 version were produced along with the 2seater version starting in 1973 and ended in 1978 together with the 280Z. The early 260Z 2+2 came with the 240Z-style bumpers. The later 260Z 2+2, and all 280Z 2+2 came with huge crash bumpers (like 280Z 2seater). Many dont like 2+2 Zs because they are bigger, heavier, and have "humps" on their backs to acommodate 2 more seats. In the Bluebook, they actually SUBTRACT $500 from the price of the car if it is a 2+2. Almost every thing in the 2+2 is interchangable with its 2seater version ( except the rear seats, rear quater pannels, quater windows and such). If you are looking for a Z to restore and not driving it everywhere with more than 1 friend, than the 2seater Z is hard to beat. But if you are thinking about taking your whole family out for a drive in your Z on a good summer day, well the 2+2 is the choice. I have a NORDSKOG build 350Z 2+2 and I love it. I often take my parents and girlfriend out for a drive and keep on braging about the car. It is fun when you brag about something and have more than 1 person listen to. hehehe.
Huy 260Z
 

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If You Like It--Buy It

There are far fewer 2+2 models out there for one thing which makes them rare (pre-79's). You can still make them go like a bat out of H---... If you like it then buy it. I would like to have my 78 and a 78 2+2 but wife would move out...... Yeah!!! That's it...Move out!!! More Z's.....
 
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