Vintage Zs- Nissans attempt to restore interest in the Z

In 1998, To keep Z-car interest alive, Nissan launched a restoration program for which they purchased original 240Zs, professionally restored them, and sold them at dealerships for roughly $24,000 - $28,000. On 10/31/98, Nissan officially ended the Z Store project after only 37 were completed with a total of 40 cars documented.

Three museum-grade restoration shops in the Southern California area were commissioned to perform ground-up restorations on the cars and to bring them to better-than-new condition. The engines, 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic transmissions, and differentials are remanufactured by specialty shops using new Nissan parts while such items as suspension and other ancillary parts are also as-original but upgraded with more modern materials and technology. Since the cars are literally like new, they carried the same factory guarantee as modern Nissan products. The one drawback is that the demand was so great for these hand-crafted cars that there was a 30-day wait on delivery through the 10 Nissan dealerships that were franchised to sell them.

Below is a listing of the 10 dealers that were part of this program.

Dealers

1500 East Airport Fwy.
Irving, TX 75062
(972) 438-4300
1100 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22030
?(703) 591-8009
10600 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 642-7900
1777 N. Central Express Way
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 231-2600
16725 NW 57th Ave.
Miami, FL 33055
(305) 626-2600
Jake Sutherlin Nissan
302 W. Fletcher Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 933-6641
1434 Buena Vista St.
Duarte, CA 91010
(818) 305-3000
4855 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 983-5900
811 Thornton
Lithia Springs, GA 30057
(770) 739-2005
3550 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(310) 271-3476

The Cars

Here is a listing of all the Vin Numbers that are known at this time as True Vintage Z Resotrations.

Vin Number
Information
HLS30 00222
Production Date:? 11 / 69
Color Body /Int:? Silver/Black
Owner: Universal Nissan
Comments:Found, Purchased and Restored For Universal Nissan Founder by His Son's
Reported by:? Nissan Motors/Mike Sage
HLS30 00630
Production Date: 01 / 70
Color Body /Int: Red/Black
Owner: Auto Garage Motoyama
City/State/Cntry: Japan
Sold By Z Store: Nissan Charity Auction
Comments: Offered For Sale At $50K US
Reported by:? Kats {Katsuhiko Endo} in Japan
HLS30 01499
No Information
HLS30 03924?
Production Date:? 04 / 70?
Color Body /Int:? Gold / Black?
Owner:? Mr. Oba?
City/State/Cntry:? Japan?
Sold By Z Store:? Performance Nissan?
Comments:? 5spd and Mags added by owner?
Date Registered:
Reported by:? Kats {Katsuhiko Endo} in Japan?
HLS30 04295
No Information
HLS30 05041?
Production Date:? 06 / 70?
Color Body /Int:? Gold / black?
Owner:? John Gallicchio??
City/State/Cntry:? Silver Spring, MD?
Sold By Z Store:? Sutherlin Nissan?
e-mail:? jgallicchio@hrsa.gov?
Date Registered:16 Jan.03
Reported by: owner and e-bay auction?
HLS30 05811?
Production Date:? 06 / 70??
Color Body /Int:? Gold/Black?
Owner:? Daisuke Hashimoto?
City/State/Cntry:? Japan?
Sold By Z Store:? Universal City Nissan?
Date Registered:? 11 April 05?
Reported by:? Joseph.Gauci?
HLS30 08808
No Information
HLS30 09965
No Information
HLS30 11553?
Production Date:? 10 / 70?
Color Body /Int:? Red / black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-15666?
Owner:? Bob Coleman?
City/State/Cntry:? Orange, California, USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Courtesy Nissan?
Comments:?
e-mail:? bccal@msn.com?
Date Registered: 13 June 07?
Reported by:? owner?
HLS30 13018?
Production Date:? 10 / 70?
Color Body /Int:? Silver / Black?
City/State/Cntry:? In Japan?
Sold By Z Store:? Universal City Nissan?
Date Registered:? 10/07/05?
Reported by:? Kats {Katsuhiko Endo} in Japan
HLS30 15189
Production Date:? 11 / 70?
Color Body /Int:? 918 Orange?
City/State/Cntry:? Laguna Beach, CA?
Sold By Z Store:? Universal City Nissan 1997?
Comments:? Automatic Transmission, on ebay 14Mar05?
Date Registered:? 14 March 2005?
Reported by:? Bob Berke???
HLS30 23537
No Information
HLS30 23732
Production Date:? 20 / 71??
Color Body /Int:? Gold/Black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-030319?
Owner:? Alan Wiley?
City/State/Cntry:? Dallas, TX USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Bankston Nissan?
Date Registered:? 19 June 07?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30 28392
Production Date:? 04/ 71??
Color Body /Int:? 903 Blue / Black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-035743?
Eng. Number:? L24-61320??
Owner:? Jim Frederick?
City/State/Cntry:? Lutz, Florida USA??
Sold By Z Store:? Courtesy Nissan?
e-mail:? Jim240z@aol.com
Date Registered:? 09 March 07?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30 28527?
Production Date:? 04 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? 918 Orange/Black?
Owner:? Andy Halliday?
City/State/Cntry:? Oklahoma City , OK?
Sold By Z Store:? Performance Nissan, May 4, 1999?
Date Registered:? 28 March 05?
Reported by: Owner
HLS30 29247?
Production Date:? 04 / 71??
Color Body /Int:? 919 Yellow?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-037290?
Eng. Number:? L24-054597??
Owner:? Keith Crain?
City/State/Cntry:? Chicago, IL USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Nissan Motors?
Date Registered:? 23 July 07?
Reported by:? owner?
HLS30 32089?
Production Date:? 05 / 71??
Color Body /Int:? Silver / Black?
Owner:? Nissan Motors USA?
Comments:? Nissan Press Car/Nissan Museum USA?
Reported by:? Carl Beck??
HLS30 40904?
Production Date:? 08 / 71??
Color Body /Int:? Red/black?
Owner:? Jay Herbst
City/State/Cntry:? Ft. Myers, FL USA
Sold By Z Store:? Coggin Nissan?
Comments:? 52,299 miles :reSold by Peak Nissan, Co?
Date Registered:? 27 July 09
Reported by:? Owner???
HLS30 41797?
Production Date:? 08 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? Green/Black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-050891?
Owner:? Jim Frederick
City/State/Cntry:? Lutz, Florida
Sold By Z Store:? Coggin Nissan?
Comments:? Automatic Transmission?
e-mail:? Jim240z@aol.com
Date Registered:? 02 July 05?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30 41857?
Production Date:? 02 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? Gold / black?
Eng. Number:? L24 139041??
Owner:? Jim Frederick?
City/State/Cntry:? Lutz, Florida?
Sold By Z Store:? Esserman Nissan?
Comments:? Automatic Transmission?
e-mail:? Jim240z@aol.com
Date Registered:? 14 Dec. 03?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30 49110?
Production Date:? 10 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? White / Red&Black??
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-060311?
Eng. Number:? #2 L24-1800094?
Owner:? Jim Frederick
City/State/Cntry:? Lutz, Florida USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Courtesy Nissan?
e-mail:? Jim240z@aol.com
Date Registered:? 26/July/06?
Reported by:? Owner?
HLS30 53543
Production Date:? 11 / 71
Color Body /Int:? Orange/Black
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-66510
Current Eng.?? :? now 3.1 Rebello?
City/State/Cntry:?
Sold By Z Store:? Stevens Creek Nissan
Comments:? On E-Bay 25April-5May
Date Registered:? 25 April 09
Reported by:? Mike Brame?
HLS30 55472
No Information
HLS30 56609?
Production Date:? 12 / 71??
Color Body /Int:? Silver/Black?
Owner:? Daisuke Hashimoto??
City/State/Cntry: Japan??
Sold By Z Store:? Universal City Nissan?
Date Registered:? 11 Apr. 05?
Reported by:? Joseph.Gauci?
HLS30 57300?
Production Date: 01 / 72?
Color Body /Int:? 112 Yellow/Black?
Owner:? Mike Sage?
City/State/Cntry:? L.A., CA, USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Universal Nissan?
Date Registered: 22 March 07?
Reported by: Randy Jaffe??
HLS30 60354
Production Date:? 12 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? White/Black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? 073297?
Owner:? Jeffrey Mader?
City/State/Cntry:? Sudbury, MA USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Ferman Nissan, Tampa, FL?
e-mail: jmader@bunce.com
Dates Registered:? 02 Jun. 07?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30 62850?
Production Date:? 01 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? Gold/Black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24 077429?
Owner:?? Nissan Motor Corp. in Guam
City/State/Cntry:? Tamuning, GU 96913?
Sold By Z Store:? Held by Nissan Guam?
e-mail:? bdowney@nissanguam.com?
Date Registered:? 18 July 05?
Reported by:? Brian Downey, Gen. Sales. Mrg.
HLS30 66068
No Information
HLS30 68727?
Production Date:? 02 / 71?
Color Body /Int:? Red/black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24 86793?
Sold By Z Store:? Courtesy Nissan?
Reported by:? Jim Lucius?
HLS30 73891
No Information
HLS30 79852
Production Date:? 04 / 72?
Color Body /Int:? Yellow / Black
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24-101231
Eng. Number:? #2 L24-136260?
Owner:? Jim Frederick
City/State/Cntry:? Lutz, FL USA
Sold By Z Store:? Universal City Nissan
e-mail:? Jim240z@aol.com?
Date Registered:? 2 July 06
Reported by:? Owner??
HLS30 80067?
Production Date:? 04 / 72??
Color Body /Int:? 110 Persimmon Red?
Orig.Eng.Number:
Eng. Number:? L24-05915??
Owner:? Not known at this point?
City/State/Cntry:?
Sold By Z Store:? Brown's Fairfax Nissan?
Date Registered:? 24 July 07?
Reported by:? Chris Wenzel??
HLS30 80428?
Production Date:? 05 / 72??
Color Body /Int:? 112 Lime Yellow / black?
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24 101739?
Eng. Number:? L24 103419??
Owner:? Jeffrey Mader?
City/State/Cntry:? Sudbury, MA USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Ferman Nissan, Tampa, Fl?
e-mail:? jmader@bunce.com
Date Registered:? 05 June 2000,19Apr.07?
Reported by:? Owner?
HLS30 87567?
Production Date:? 06 / 72?
Color Body /Int:? Silver / Black?
Owner:? Jim Frederick?
City/State/Cntry:? Lutz, FL USA?
Sold By Z Store:? Brown' Fairfax Nissan??
e-mail:? Jim240z@aol.com
Date Registered:? 08 Sept. 06?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30-96203?
Production Date:? 08 / 72??
Color Body /Int:? 918 Orange??
Orig.Eng.Number:? L24 121145??
Eng. Number:? L24 123143???
Owner:? Todd Miller??
City/State/Cntry:? Laguna Beach, CA, USA.??
Sold By Z Store:? Coggin Nissan in Jacksonville?
Comments:? On ebay 7 March 2005?
e-mail:? americanrambo@cox.net?
Date Registered: 7 March 2005, update:27 Apr 05?
Reported by:? Owner
HLS30 96713?
Production Date:? 08 / 72??
Color Body /Int:? 112 Lime Yellow?
Eng. Number:? L28 121482(installed by Nissan)
Owner:? Stan McPartland??
City/State/Cntry:? Minden, NV??
Sold By Z Store:? Stevens Creek Nissan, Santa Clara, CA 11/99??
Reported by:?? Owner

Documentation

p>Every Vintage Z sold though one of the 10 Factory Authorized "Z Stores" was delivered with the following documentation.
WINDOW STICKER
This was a recreation of the original 70's Moroney label aka Window Sticker
VINTAGE Z PLAQUE
QUARTER WINDOW DECAL
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
WARRANTY BOOKLET
OWNER'S MANUAL
Owners manuals were up-dated reproductions of the originals.

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