Proud new owner of the "Blue Beast"

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by bobert, May 10, 2014.

  1. bobert

    bobert New Member

    Hey everyone back in February I regrettably sold my Z , 3 months later I am back! Ben's a top bloke and I'm sure he's going to miss his Z but it is in good hands, its abit rough at the moment but I will try to have it back to its former glory as soon as I can! :D :zlove:

  2. gmbrezzo

    gmbrezzo Moderator

    You bought Benny_C car. wow. He will miss it.
    Good to see its gone to a good home.
  3. mungyz

    mungyz Well-Known Member

    Yeah that thing is a mess

    Good luck with the restoration :eek:


    Nice buy!!
  4. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

    Congrats on the buy. Doesn't look rough in the pics !! What needs to be done to it? I wonder if Benny will chime in as to why he sold it.... But anyway, have fun with the new toy.
  5. bobert

    bobert New Member

    needs a new front bar and some other things fixed up, does look good in photos and thanks i will have fun with her haha
  6. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

    wow, didn't see that coming! Congrats on a great pick-up!
  7. ed300zx

    ed300zx Active Member

    Me neither Tim. Good pick up.

    QLDZDR ID=David

    Doesn't look rough :)
  9. K-zed

    K-zed Secret Squirrel

    Have a look under at the muffs ... scraped over every speed bump in QLD/NSW ...:rofl:

    It's a solid beast though, you'll have fun with it. :br:

    Methinks BennyC must be getting married, having a baby ... ??? :eek:
  10. tassuperkart

    tassuperkart Its a lie I tell you!

    Lost his marbles more like it...............................
  11. Mitch

    Mitch Has one gear: GO

    That Z can tow a car float + 4wd no worries!

    That is undoubtedly the toughest Z in all of Aus!
  12. bobert

    bobert New Member

    haha the tow bar is impressive, hopefully getting rego tomorrow , cant wait to drive it around
  13. gmbrezzo

    gmbrezzo Moderator

    Will be good to see it back on the road where it belongs.
  14. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

    Yeah guys, the Blue Beast has gone to a better home now :(

    I've had a wonderful and rewarding time having my Zed for over 10 years now, bringing it up from stock condition to what it is recently.
    During the bulk of that time, i've had pretty much every weekend available to spend time and money on upgrading things, fixing things when needed, adding beneficial aftermarket items and basically having the whole car gone over from top to bottom with the best of everything.

    Since about 2-3 years ago when i had a new A2Zed engine built and installed in it, new gearbox, etc... and spent another X-amount of thousands of dollars on it, i think i started running out of puff, i had done some minor damage to my back at the time during the engine install, and since then i had started not having as much ambition or enthusiasm in doing further work to it.
    So from there, i concentrated on finishing another side project i was holding off on, which is my 4x4 fix-up! (Yes, the Toyota Surf that i towed up from near Sydney all the way up to Qld in that epic Zed towing thread years ago!).
    So i finished that off and registered, so now i parked the Zed in the shed over 6 months ago now as a break from travelling to work and back every day thinking i would fall back in love with it again soon, and get in and fix a few little things that were accumulating over the last year. But no. Hasn't happened. I'm getting too busy on my weekends working on my new house and yard, or getting drunk with friends, or enjoying life. haha.

    So at this time, i just kind of want a car that i can just jump in and go for a drive and enjoy it - instead of constantly having it up on stands and doing upgrades and work on. That's the only reason it's gone now.

    BUT, it's gone to a really great bloke! He's enthusiastic and passionate about Zeds! I think he'll have it ship-shape and winning more trophies again!

    While i haven't been on this forum much over the last couple of years, i'll still pop in every now and then to have a look around. I'm still the Administrator on the FB Aus300ZX community, so i'm always on that. But I've gained so many memories and life-long friends from this very forum and it's gatherings! That's not something that disappears when you sell a car. That stays. :)

    Love you all peeps!

    Benny_C :zlove:
  15. black baz

    black baz black 'n blue Bazemy

    In so many ways, a sad, sad day Nephew Benny ......
  16. Benny_C

    Benny_C About as subtle as...

    It was a good time while it lasted hey Unki Baz?!
    So many fond memories! :zlove:
  17. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    Lynn & I are SHOCKED Benny.:eek::eek:
    One more Good Guy gone from the ranks. You will be sorely missed old friend(what did we do to deserve this)?:confused::(:zlove::zlove:
  18. 3clipse

    3clipse #TEAMROB

    Wow. Didn't see that coming.
    One of the nicer zeds getting around :(

    At least it has gone to a good home :zlove:
  19. Sanouske

    Sanouske Retired Moderator

    Yeap. Read this (now yesterday) while at work and I was shocked.

    Always loved seeing this car in photos. Even the debate back when you were deciding on replacement rims.

    Onwards and upwards I guess though. At least the 4b is always good cheap thrills. :)
  20. bobert

    bobert New Member

    Got her registered yesterday :D, already been turning heads!

    Time to get the injector fixed!

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