One thing that was not mentioned about the on line sites such as Bring A Trailer is their process of deciding whether your vehicle is worthy of their site. I had the recent experience of being turned down by them and another site to list my car a 1997 Jaguar XJ6. They replied to me that they did not think the car ( a 2 time concourse d'Elegance winner at the local Jaguar club ) was of interest to the buyer. Didn't know they curated potential sellers. I subsequently listed it on a site that thought I was asking too much. Sold it for more than the asking price in a week to a buyer who knew the model quite well and declared it to one of the finest examples he had ever seen after searching for months. My take away? Don't listen to the jerks that run these sites. They're only interested in listed what they know will appeal the unwashed masses and move through the buying process quickly to make room for another mediocre crowd pleaser
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I loved my 280Z 2 + 2 T Top from the day I picked it up at the dealer in 1981. Mechanically it never failed, and the manual tranny was joy to run through the gears.But the handling was shall we say, a bit quirky. I learned it's limits and we had some great adventures It's worst issue? You could hear the rust eating it up. My choice at the time when I bought it was a Porsche. No regrets. I hope the ones being harvested and restored by this generation appreciate the role the Z cars played in keeping the world of autos from being defined by the likes of Chevy Citations and Mustang II's. We move on and a retro electric Z would be a wonder to behold.
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