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I had the privilege this morning of seeing 240Z number 000015 this a.m. The car originally went to a dealer in Texas and was part of a demonstration program of 25 cars sent to the U.S. by Nissan. All 25 were supposed to be shipped back to Japan after the program ended, but a couple dissappeared. This is supposed to be the lowest V.I.N. number 240 in existence in the U.S. Out of respect to the owner (the sencond owner), I cannot disclose his identity or the location of the car.
 

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> I had the privilege this morning of seeing
> 240Z number 000015 this a.m. The car
> originally went to a dealer in Texas and was
> part of a demonstration program of 25 cars
> sent to the U.S. by Nissan. All 25 were
> supposed to be shipped back to Japan after
> the program ended, but a couple
> dissappeared. This is supposed
> to be the lowest V.I.N. number 240 in
> existence in the U.S. Out of respect to the
> owner (the sencond owner), I cannot disclose
> his identity or the location of the car.
OK I'm salivating. Now you have to tell us the whole story. And don't forget to descibe every detail.
 

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coop,

he must be in texas!! or he must live somewhere near coop someoen follow him, if you follow him, you'll see the Z:)
we're not worthy! we're not worthy ehhehe
Zya
yuichi
 

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#15 Not Lowest, Not So Valuable

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#15 is not the lowest, #6,7 & 8 have been found.

About 200 240's had 10/69 production dates, at least 30 are accounted for.

About 500 were built in 69.

Rare yes, valuable, not really.

Classic auto guides put a differential value of
+$300 for one of the first 300 made.

Not something I would exactly go into hiding over.

A rare Ferrari, maybe.
 

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Back away from the keyboard Mike, we're all craZy

> #15 is not the lowest, #6,7 & 8 have
> been found.

> About 200 240's had 10/69 production dates,
> at least 30 are accounted for.

> About 500 were built in 69.

> Rare yes, valuable, not really.

> Classic auto guides put a differential value
> of
> +$300 for one of the first 300 made.

> Not something I would exactly go into hiding
> over.

> A rare Ferrari, maybe.

Look around in here Mike not too many of us have old Ferrari's, old Z's yes.
 

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Re: #15 Not Lowest, Not So Valuable

> #15 is not the lowest, #6,7 & 8 have
> been found.

> About 200 240's had 10/69 production dates,
> at least 30 are accounted for.

> About 500 were built in 69.

> Rare yes, valuable, not really.

> Classic auto guides put a differential value
> of
> +$300 for one of the first 300 made.

> Not something I would exactly go into hiding
> over.

> A rare Ferrari, maybe.
Hey, everything's relative. Are #'s 6, 7 and 8 in the United States? If so, how do you know? Have you seen them personaly? I'm just curious. I sure got a kick out of seeing #15. I don't know how much the current owner paid, nor do I really car. It's just really unique to have any car with a V.I.N. number that low, especially one as historically significant as the 240, and especially, since it is a car that was not even supposed to be for sale.
 

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Re: #15 Not Lowest, Not So Valuable

> Hey, everything's relative. Are #'s 6, 7 and
> 8 in the United States?

Also I thought the really low numbers weren't in the hands of the public. ie: owned for racing.
 

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Re: #15 Not Lowest, Not So Valuable

> Also I thought the really low numbers
> weren't in the hands of the public. ie:
> owned for racing.
Like I said back at the begining, the first 25 were not supposed to be sold to the public, but were supposed to be sent back to Nissan. All but a few were sent back. I personally saw #15 last Sunday in Central Florida in a private owners's garage, under a cover, and I doubt it was a counterfeit knowing the guy who owns it. He told me there are one or two of the other first 25 here in the States, the rest are in Japan., most probably owned by Nissan or Japanese collectors I suppose. The interesting thing is that I met the owner while we were both at the same Texaco station; he gassing up another Z that he drives, and me stopping to look at a rusty old 240 broken down on the side of the road next to the Texaco station. I got the guy's name and I stopped by his house two days later because he said he had half a dozen or so Z's he is restoring, including a 240 body he has for sale. He almost didn't show me the 240 under the cover in the garage. It was not until we talked Z's for close to an hour, and I guess he sensed my honesty and sincerety, that he decided to show me number 15. It was I that looked at the V.I.N. number and my eyes popped out of my head. I did not ask him how much he paid, I just asked him what he does for a living to be able to afford a Z like that. It was sure fun seeing that car.
 
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