Sad Story

Discussion in 'Non Technical' started by Gunwarm, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Gunwarm

    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

  2. harty

    harty Member

    Forgive my ignorance but what is the background story? i'm guessing an old members much loved Zed has been run into the ground?
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  3. Gunwarm

    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

    This is all there is
    Selling my Nissan 300ZX.

    Reason for sale:

    Purchased the car about 2-3weeks ago (now waiting for my company car) . Unfortunately I had a dishonest RWC, whether the seller knew of the situation or not I have no idea. The car has been serviced as of 10/08/2017 and mechanics were in disbelief that it even got cleared for a RWC. Sucks on my end because I'm now stuck with a car that has issues which I cannot afford to fix and/or deal with and loss of cash because of it.

    Some of the issues (not all listed) are:
    - insufficient radiator mounting
    - radiator leaking
    - bottom radiator hose bent and Restricting flow
    - power steering leak (hose clamps and hoses require replacement)
    - front and rear engine oil leaks
    - fan belt loose
    - LH steering rack boot split
    - no bonnet stay
    - no battery clamp/retainer
    - no fan shroud
    - AC does not work
    - AC compressor remarkably noisey
    - aftermarket seats fitted and have excessive movement
    - aftermarket seats are not legal does not have modification plates
    - no horn button
    - subwoofer speaker not mounted
    - coolant leaks in multiple places

    Other issues (not part of RWC):
    - paint faded in areas
    - interior needs work
    - small rust piece back right (as per photo)
    - sat Nav has errors

    Only thing that's legit with this car is probably the radio and 4 brand new tyres (definitely a win)

    Car still drives, starts fine, drives fine.

    Will be sold unregistered for obvious reasons.

    Any questions happy to answer them. Cheers
  4. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Mate we could all speculate heaps, I'm speculating that an up-and-comer with zero idea of Zeds wanted a hot looking ride at a bargain price;
    " Purchased the car about 2-3weeks ago (now waiting for my company car) " is a possible clue.
    If he couldn't find let alone fix about half of the things on that RWC list then he's not a serious player.
    And if he couldn't spot that bogged patch falling out of the RHS quarter panel for himself, and he likes rims that look like Gumby doing a star jump, then we can't help him. But I'm just speculating :D
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
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  5. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

    Those rims would have been enough for any normal person to turn and run lol
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  6. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Yep. I get that people's aesthetic tastes differ a lot but if you paint butterflies on your B-double Kenworth's cabin or put fake dog turds on your wedding cake you'll be outside the boundaries a bit. Other people will notice but they'll mostly be too polite to pull you up about it.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  7. Instamatic

    Instamatic Active Member

    I don't get it. Are we supposed to feel sorry for this guy? What's the point of this thread?
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  8. MickW

    MickW Carntry member...

    Be patient mate, we're all waiting and speculating.
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  9. harty

    harty Member

    The suspense is killing me!!!
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  10. Gunwarm

    Gunwarm Kamikazee Special Corps

    Pray for him lol ;)
  11. CHILI

    CHILI Indestructable Target

    Based solely on the Pics provided, this car 'looks' to be in quite reasonable condition(and could be a reasonable basis for a good "Keeper"). Worth a second look, IMHO.
  12. Bob Lloyd-Jones

    Bob Lloyd-Jones Oldreverbob

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