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How rare is a canvas sunroof Z? I have located one but have not gotten close enough to tell if it is a 240 or 260. The owner claims it is original and that he is the original owner.
 

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I have seen the car. They must have made some - it appears to be factory original. Who do I talk to to check on production #s.
 

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Nope....

If by canvas roof you mean convertible, they never made canvas roof Z's until the Z32 I think. People have transformed first gen Z's into a convertible, but it is a totally custom job.

If you mean a landau roof, I think they were offered as an accessory by the dealer, but I don't know who in their right minds would do that to a Z.
 

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Re: Nope....

This car had an area in the front center of the roof, approx the size and same location as a metal slider or glass sunroof, but was made of canvas. it folded back like an accordian. An older fellow owns it and bought it new - as is off of the lot.
 

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oohhhh.......

Sorry, I should have read more carefully. I'm pretty sure sunroofs were never factory installed, but they could have been a dealer installed option.
 

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I have one on mine...

They aren't original in terms of original from the factory, they were mostly a dealer installed option. Mine has a British canvas roof just like they installed on some MG GT6s. It is bigger than a sunroof and way cooler. It folds back like an accordian (as per previous post).

My 2 cents? I nearly didn't buy the car when I seen it. Then I figured, well, I can always replace it with a sunroof. First couple of sunny days and I was sold. It works great and is way better than a sunroof - it opens the car up completely! As for the looks? Well I personally think it suits the vintage of the car, it closes tight to the roof so it doesn't screw up the body lines. Mine is only the second Z I have ever seen with it (the other Z had an indentical roof) so like or not, it is definitely a conversation piece!

I think you'll come to like it so I wouldn't let it put you off. Mine isn't in bad shape but I intend on having it recovered when I completely redo the bodywork on my car.
 

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Re: I have one on mine...

Yhea I've seen a couple of 260Z here in Oz with those...

Personally, i dont like the look of it, plus I'm sure they would be much more prone to leaking. I looked at one with a roof like that and I didnt buy it because of that.

Similar setup to the Mazda 121 FunTop a few years back (if they sold that in the US)
 
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