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Hey is it just me or is there not many Z's around anymore. I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and i know of only about 5 in my life here. 1 72' 240z (mine) another 72, white, but has been in a body shop for 5 years. a 280ZX 2+2 with a turbo hood (they never had turbo 2+2...right) a 10th aniversay two tone ZX, and an ealry Z thats been under a car cover for about a year. So what ever happened. Weren't these the best selling sports cars of all time? just curious.

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Considering the ammount of cars we have here where i live ( Tampa FL area ) there are VERY few Z's....especially pre 300zx's.....i have the only 280 that i have EVER seen in this area....and there are about 3 or 4 80's 300zx's in the area...the newer models we have lots of....but older ones...are few and far between


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Hay Ed

Yes they did make Turbo 280 2+2s.
As for the hood, all hoods took this style in 82 and 83 even the non turbos.

I have not seen but one other 280 in Broward for a couple years.
In the last month I have seen 3 ZX cars driving down my street.
I'm not sure if someone is out to rip my car off again or they just live close by,
Well I put a fresh LOJACK battery in both my better Z cars and since placed a killer ear damaging alarm in place. I even placed 2 lowd chirpers in the cars cab to make them crazy if they try it again. The less Zs the better.

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Few Z's

This is the 'warehousing' phenomenon. What happens is that the marginal cars work their way down the chain to disappear as scrap. The really good ones get pampered and 'warehoused' to only be seen on special occassions, club events, etc.
If you checked, there would be quite a few cars out there, just not driven on a regular basis, so not seen.
Southern California is a great place to Z spot.They are driven all the time and great ones can be seen daily.
 

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then find one for me ;)

They're too expensive in Texas. BTW, 300zx turbo 2+2's were only sold in Canada, maybe the same for 280zxt 2+2 ???
 

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Ed, im from the uk and there are definatly not that many here. My car is a 280zx coupe with t-tops it has been imported from the USA.Its one of only 2 that i know of over here because they never sold 280 coupes with targa tops which is great but ive got a damaged t-top and just carnt get hold of another one so my girlfriend keeps gettin her arse wet everytime it rains !!!
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Here in Portland Ore the 240s are getting scarce but I still see a few I would guess that there must be 50 daily drivers I dont think more than that but still quite a few 80s and newer and the early 240 parts are starting to get harder to find at the local bone yard .Gary
 

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Here in the MA / NH area I see maybe 1 or 2 280's a year. Never a 240 or 260, and I commute 100 mi a day. Except for my near perfect '72 or course, and my '71 that is pretty rusty and last saw the road at least 10 years ago. With all the salt around here in the winter you can only drive 8 months of the year or a Z will only last 6-8 years. Anyways, it sure turns some heads when I drive it...
 

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Hey Ed its awesome to see that you are in regina. i'm in Moose Jaw and i own a 1980 280zx, i've seen about 5 z's here in mj. Mine, a VERY sweet '84 300zx 25th aniversary ed. about a block from me. A '85 300zx that i looked at buying, its sold now and i've seen it around a couple times. There's a black one that i've only seen once, its a 300 not sure on the year. I saw a early 80's 300zxT driving around one day. They are very rare.
Cool to find someone close to me on here, we should get as many z owners together sometime.
 

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I'm in Staten Island, New York. I've only seen a couple around, two in excellent shape. They were notorious for rusting, that could be a reason.
 

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I live in Washington state (GO HUSKIES!) and there are hardly any 240 or 260z driving around (unless they are on the way to the scrapyard). 280Zs are much more common. First gen 300zx are a dime a dozen. My 240Z is in the garage under a cover waiting for a sunny day. There is one 240Z that I know of in my town that is sitting under a tree just rotting away. I talked to the owner, but he wont sell for less than $2500 (it is severly rusted). It is still under the tree.
 

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Yep, I'd agree that there is'nt manny around, but I just took mine with me to Alberta from Saskatoon... one less around. In saskatoon there is a couple of nice v8-jobbers (mabee there gone now) and my freinds turbo2+2 280 zx, his 280 zx, soon to get the engine from the ugly 2+2. I've seen the odd nice one every once in a while around toon town, and the usual multicoulor frankencars or sixteen year olds driving peices of rust with stereos attached. I hope to move back to saskatoon this year if the oilfeild gets going again and I get into the cash again. I think that our winters take a toll on these cars, in a way the southerners could'nt understand!!!
 

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Re: then find one for me ;) Just look

I've seen maybe 5 1st gen Z's in Pittsburgh over the past 20 years. They basically have all just rotted away, afterall, they were originally built to be recycled after 5 years anyway.

I found mine by accident; went up to the guys front door, knocked, asked to buy his car. I have not been warehousing mine, just never driven in rain or certainly snow!

As for finding a 1st gen Z for sale, they are on the "marketplace" list of this very board.

I've had mine for sale over there for at least 2 years. I'm only asking a fair price. But it hasn't moved 'cause everyone wants that 1-owner, low-mile, all-original, rust-free Cali-Zona car for $500.00... Good luck.
 

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A lot of the excess of the z population seem to be in the Mississippi area. These cars are just around a bout. You will see them on the road, at some of the local dealers, sitting up rusting away, destroying someone's lawn. They are not a big deal in this part of neverland. Finding one here is not that difficult, one thing that you do have to consider is rust though. Sometimes it rain frequently and some times it will get cold enough to snow. It haven't done that in awhile though.
 
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