Road Kill: What Would You Offer? 1972 Datsun 240Z

 Last week I attended the local Redondo Beach Car Show located near Ruby’s diner on Friday.  This car show is located just a few feet from the Hotel Portofino — finish line for the infamous Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash and is usually populated by a combination of classics and late model oddballs.  This week I stumbled upon a 1972 Datsun 240Z offered for sale by owner with no asking price.  What would you pay?

This Datsun Z-car is covered in what looks like a decent coat of white paint but it is showing some signs of bubbling in several spots.  Paint preparation is difficult and even the best body shops cant get the same paint quality and adhesion as the factory (with some notable factory issues notwithstanding).  Fix those few bubbles and suddenly this Z looks mighty nice.  A peak on the inside shows a 4 speed manual shifter and an interior that looks good — but was impossible to photograph clearly with my iPhone in the diminishing sunlight. 

A simple for sale sign made from a manila folder gives a phone number and the always dubious “make offer” request.  It could be a good deal, or it could be an insane seller…only one way to find out.  If you are reading this in the year 2020, please do not call Ken and ask to buy his car as it is long gone and you should be able to pickup a flying car now anyway.

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