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It's a 73

Engine/drivetrain:
2.4
e-88
tripple webbers
header
mod. cam- don't know the specs
fresh 5-speed tranny

Suspension:
sway bars front-rear
euro-springs
struts??
eurothane bushings everywhere
strut tower brace in engine bay

Body:
very straight
one repaint
light rust around wheel wells

Interior:
rough
it's all there but pretty sun rotted

The guy who has it is a former z racer. It's been parked for almost four years. The odo reads 45,000 and he says he knows the car's original owner and those are the only miles on it. He put the tranny in it and drove it about twenty miles before he parked it. He said he knows the builder that modified the engine and that it's done right.

Tires are flat, no battery-- didn't drive it.

He is not trying to sell the car, could care less, so I'm not suspect of what he's telling me. In fact, I had to practically beg him to consider selling it to me.

So, considering all the mechanical is good..... what should I pay? This car needs a complete resto in body and interior. But it's all there, so maybe it just looks worse than it is after four years of sun and dust.

I just redid my 280 and it was in great condition compared to this car, so I know how much time &$$ this will take for body and interior. What really interests me here is the motor and suspension set-up. How much is this worth?

Give me some feedback, please.

Thanks

240 wanabe
 

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> It's a 73

> Engine/drivetrain:
> 2.4
> e-88
> tripple webbers
> header
> mod. cam- don't know the specs
> fresh 5-speed tranny

> Suspension:
> sway bars front-rear
> euro-springs
> struts??
> eurothane bushings everywhere
> strut tower brace in engine bay

> Body:
> very straight
> one repaint
> light rust around wheel wells

> Interior:
> rough
> it's all there but pretty sun rotted

> The guy who has it is a former z racer. It's
> been parked for almost four years. The odo
> reads 45,000 and he says he knows the car's
> original owner and those are the only miles
> on it. He put the tranny in it and drove it
> about twenty miles before he parked it. He
> said he knows the builder that modified the
> engine and that it's done right.

> Tires are flat, no battery-- didn't drive
> it.

> He is not trying to sell the car, could care
> less, so I'm not suspect of what he's
> telling me. In fact, I had to practically
> beg him to consider selling it to me.

> So, considering all the mechanical is
> good..... what should I pay? This car needs
> a complete resto in body and interior. But
> it's all there, so maybe it just looks worse
> than it is after four years of sun and dust.

> I just redid my 280 and it was in great
> condition compared to this car, so I know
> how much time &$$ this will take for body
> and interior. What really interests me here
> is the motor and suspension set-up. How much
> is this worth?

> Give me some feedback, please.

> Thanks

> 240 wanabe
My car collector price guide says this
with 6 being a parts car and a 1 being an award winning cream puff (although cream puff is not the right word for a Z)

6 = 450
5 = 900
4 = 1900
3 = 3500
2 = 4750
1 = 5400

From your discription to me it's a 4-5.
However, Its only worth what your willing to pay for it.
Watch out for rust on the floors, you usually have to lift the carpet to see the horid rust creep.Yuk!
Tom
 

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> My car collector price guide says this
> with 6 being a parts car and a
> 1 being an award winning cream
> puff (although cream puff is not the right
> word for a Z)

> 6 = 450
> 5 = 900
> 4 = 1900
> 3 = 3500
> 2 = 4750
> 1 = 5400

> From your discription to me it's a
> 4-5.
> However, Its only worth what your willing to
> pay for it.
> Watch out for rust on the floors, you
> usually have to lift the carpet to see the
> horid rust creep.Yuk!
> Tom
 

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> My car collector price guide says this
> with 6 being a parts car and a
> 1 being an award winning cream
> puff (although cream puff is not the right
> word for a Z)

> 6 = 450
> 5 = 900
> 4 = 1900
> 3 = 3500
> 2 = 4750
> 1 = 5400

> From your discription to me it's a
> 4-5.
> However, Its only worth what your willing to
> pay for it.
> Watch out for rust on the floors, you
> usually have to lift the carpet to see the
> horid rust creep.Yuk!
> Tom

240 wanabe: If you've already done a restoration you KNOW what you have to spend on appearance - mucho dinero! Are you more interested in racing or appearance? Where are you located? Reason I ask is I've got a good looking, solid '70 for sale in Ohio which might be a better buy for you. I've got $7300 in it and I'd like to get that out of it. It's got the original L24 engine which was rebuilt about 37,000 miles ago, it runs like a dream! Selling price includes the two-volume service manual which I'm told you MUST HAVE if you want to race in SCCA events. I can provide you with full details if you want to contact me by e-mail at [email protected]. I can send you photos.
Dave70ZOhio
 

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Sounds like a decent project if the floors and frame in intact. if it's sitting up that long you can count on replacing most of the rubber, break hydraulics, fuel system etc.. I just bought one in similar condition...maybe a little better for 1500 bucks. make him an offer, if you want to part with the triple carbs let me know. TIM
 

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It all depends on Rust.

> It's a 73

> Engine/drivetrain:
> 2.4
> e-88
> tripple webbers
> header
> mod. cam- don't know the specs
> fresh 5-speed tranny

> Suspension:
> sway bars front-rear
> euro-springs
> struts??
> eurothane bushings everywhere
> strut tower brace in engine bay

> Body:
> very straight
> one repaint
> light rust around wheel wells

> Interior:
> rough
> it's all there but pretty sun rotted

> The guy who has it is a former z racer. It's
> been parked for almost four years. The odo
> reads 45,000 and he says he knows the car's
> original owner and those are the only miles
> on it. He put the tranny in it and drove it
> about twenty miles before he parked it. He
> said he knows the builder that modified the
> engine and that it's done right.

> Tires are flat, no battery-- didn't drive
> it.

> He is not trying to sell the car, could care
> less, so I'm not suspect of what he's
> telling me. In fact, I had to practically
> beg him to consider selling it to me.

> So, considering all the mechanical is
> good..... what should I pay? This car needs
> a complete resto in body and interior. But
> it's all there, so maybe it just looks worse
> than it is after four years of sun and dust.

> I just redid my 280 and it was in great
> condition compared to this car, so I know
> how much time &$$ this will take for body
> and interior. What really interests me here
> is the motor and suspension set-up. How much
> is this worth?

> Give me some feedback, please.

> Thanks

> 240 wanabe
The extra goodies are worth $500-$1000. As to the rest of the car, it all depends on the rust or lack of rust
 

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Re: Thanks for the posts ($500, and it's mine)

> The extra goodies are worth $500-$1000. As
> to the rest of the car, it all depends on
> the rust or lack of rust

I still haven't made up my mind. But the car isn't going anywhere, so it's mine when I'm ready. The problem is I don't need another project right now.

Thanks for all your comments. I'll keep you posted if I decide anytime soon to dig in to it.

240wanabe
 
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