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I first saw a 240Z in 1970 when a neighbor purchased one. I was 6 yr. old. I thought WoW that is cool. All the neighbors were gathered around checking it out.

Fast forward to 19 yr. old and my mom had a friend that had a 240Z that had been garaged at home and work through the 1970. Then the car was only driven to church on Sundays when the weather was good. In 1987 I was contacted and asked if I wanted the car, it only had 73000 miles on it with an Auto trans and air conditioning. I drove the heck out of that car on the mountain roads for years. I had Koni struts, Tokico touring springs and Enkie 92 15x7 -0 off set. At one point I had a 240 block with tripple webers and a 5 speed. The car was orange with gold centered wheels. I do not have any digital pictures of the car in its original form or first modified form, but here is the rest of the story in pictures. Starting with the day I got it back from the bead blaster.

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BBS magneisum race wheels 16x8 -0 offset. According to BBS America these wheels were never imported into America. They are between 25 and 30 years old. The wheels did not have the proper bolt pattern for a Z. Prior to me purchasing them the wheels were drilled for a Z. They were Gold. I spent 13 Hr. bead blasting them. They were then sealed and painted with BBS silver, which is "Wurth", Silver Wheel Paint.

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Original Fairlady fender mirrors customized to fit on the doors.

Original optional equiptment new out of the box headlamp covers Riv Nutted to the fenders priot to paint.

Carbon fiber bumpers from MSA

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My Mom who found the car and arranged the purchase.

Builder Steve Pettersen The Z GURU himself of Pettersen Motorworks and me Jim Daniels owner.

The first showing Saturday, The Solvang Roadster show 2009. Then on to The West Coast Z Nationals in Orange on Sunday.

Then some other Z car at Steves shop.

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Gorgeous. Why did you switch to the other airdam though? In older pictures, you have a CF BRE airdam.

 

I had both front ends painted originally and wanted to use the BRE. The other one is a back up incase the BRE got torn off or something. Then I purchased the BBS Wheels and they came with a set of new 225-50-16. The tires when turning came aproximatly 0.030 in. from rubbing the lower front valence. So, I had the other front end and just put it on. Some day I may trim the lower front valence and re paint it then reinstall it. I do like the BRE.

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Question. What Recaro seats are those? I was planning on buying a pair that look very similar to those but the guy sold em to someone else. Just curious, perhaps I can find another pair somewhere. I love the size of the side bolsters.

 

BTW, great looking car. I love how the carbon bumpers look on that thing. And the wheels.....drooooool

 

I bet you have some crazy sounds coming out of that car too. This gives me hope with regards to my Z project.

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Question. What Recaro seats are those? I was planning on buying a pair that look very similar to those but the guy sold em to someone else. Just curious, perhaps I can find another pair somewhere. I love the size of the side bolsters.

 

BTW, great looking car. I love how the carbon bumpers look on that thing. And the wheels.....drooooool

 

I bet you have some crazy sounds coming out of that car too. This gives me hope with regards to my Z project.

 

They are Recaro XL they came as an option in BMW M3 and some other cars. There is one model higher that has an adjustable shoulder support. They are hard to find and can look really ugly prior to refinishing. Make sure the seats are complete, ugly can be fixed and BMW dealers can order parts. Yes these seats are comfortable and supportive. I have driven for hours in the mountains, Navada boarder to the Pacific Ocean and I do not want to get out of them.

 

The stereo does make amazingly clear and loud sounds 1900 watts, I am partial to classic rock. But the sounds that I cant get enough of is the sound of the motor, there is a resinator prior to the Borla muffler. The motor can almost dround out the stereo while in the drivers seat and the two togather will flat out hurt your head.

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