LeMons Update: the Fox Moves Aside for a Fairlady
I think the Pistonhead's natural enemy is the home owner's association. There's no overnight curbside parking, no car covers and zero chance of enjoying the suburban lifestyle while keeping your toys. Then again, their rules and egos worked to our favor: our team, Mad Cow Motorsportz, now has a power player in the 24 hours of LeMons. Troy Hogan, our [s]chief[/s] [s]PIT[/s][s]A[/s] fearless leader, got smacked with a home owner's complaint letter, forcing him to remove his (hidden in the weeds) 1973 Datsun 240Z. Troy is attached to that rotting hulk of crap, so we dashed the Lincoln LSC's racing dreams. Now the Z goes in for major cancer resection (with a mandatory roll cage) and we get another Craigslist sweetheart: a 1983 Datsun 280ZX for the tidy sum of $150. The 240Z shall be healthier with the ZX's bigger long block and beefier brakes. Amazingly, the switch to a basket-case 240Z made fiscal sense: we underestimated the ZX's valuable componentry and astounding $118 crush value at the local scrap-heap. So don't worry Capt. Mike, we'll do you proud in H-town.
I always loved the 240Z. Beautiful. You guys could always just buy this one: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Datsun-Z-Series-240Z-1971-Datsun-Nissan-240Z-w-SR20DET_W0QQitemZ350087522216QQihZ022QQcategoryZ6187QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Yep, that's a nice car, but its not worth the lap penalties. I'll offer him $500 cash, take it or leave it. :)
If there is a chance of saving that body don't sacrifice it to the "LeMons". Crush the 180zx instead. 240Zs are to pretty to waste. Bunter
We already crushed the shell of that 280ZX and got $118 for it. The 240Z is definitely LeMons worthy, the rust damage makes it too far gone for anything but this event.