Z31 California Edition - Any Special Appeal??

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Roland S. Inman, Jan 8, 2020.


Is the California Edition worth paying extra money for?

Poll closed Jan 22, 2020.
  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Roland S. Inman

    Roland S. Inman New Member

    Hello Zed Cars,

    I have junkyard dealer telling me that the California edition is somehow special. As far as I can tell it's digital dash, my TX5 Ghia one fucked up and leather seats. He is also looking for huge money for an registered car. What are your thoughts?

    Cheers Roland
  2. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

    Depends on the price really, yes the later Californian facelift is probably more desirable but only to the right person and in the right condition.

    Just because it's registered doesn't mean anything.
  3. Chrispy

    Chrispy Pretentious Upstart

    How much extra are we talking? I can't see the best Z31 in the world being much more than $25k. And you'd want to love it for that much!
  4. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Well-Known Member

    Junkyard dealers NEVER pay much for anything. There has to be a reason why it is in a junkyard! just because they have got roadworthy and registered it does not mean its perfect The Z31 suffered from rust especially around the hatch and t tops. Is it turbo? what year is it. I had a 50th Anniversary Z31, digital dash and that was 1984. If you are serious get it inspected prior to making any bid on it.
  5. geron

    geron National Petroleum Equipm

    The last generation Z31s are gorgeous.
    I'm amazed that I hardly ever see any Z31s around, they are beautiful cars.
    They were called bloated and floaty by the reviewers back in the day but nothing a set of King springs can't fix IMO.
  6. Roland S. Inman

    Roland S. Inman New Member

    I like the last generation as there had been three rounds of continuous improvement in play. But $4,000 from a junkyard - PLEASE!!!
  7. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

    $4k isn't unreasonable, any pics of the overall condition?
  8. Roland S. Inman

    Roland S. Inman New Member

    No. I think I will go and see if I can look at it next weekend on the way to or from Elton John Concert.
  9. Martin Williams

    Martin Williams Well-Known Member

    Its all about condition. If its got a good body, I mean no corrosion or filler then it will be worth 4k. Take a magnet with you. Lets hope you remember the weekend for buying a really great car not just EJ concert
  10. rob260

    rob260 Administrator Staff Member

    ...if the concert is anything like Pokolbin last weekend it'll be pretty hard to top!
  11. Roland S. Inman

    Roland S. Inman New Member

    Word is that he is excellent in his swansong.

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