So a neighbor up the street from my parents has had a 240z sitting in the garage for the last ~7 years (since we moved to the neighborhood). I've driven by and rubbernecked into the garage anytime it's open to see it. It's owned by the neighbor's son, it was his first car (and I believe he bought it new, so one owner).
For the those last 7 years, I've always seen it with blankets draped over it and miscellaneous stuff piled up on top of it. I don't believe it's running and hasn't been. The neighbor's son apparently wants to fix it up, but according to the neighbor, it's been sitting for far longer than the 7 years I've known about it. The son may not want to sell it however, from the sentimental attachment. Nobody has ever worked on it as far as I'm aware.
It's definitely a 240z, it's that deep red, and I believe it's all stock. I'm under the assumption it's a manual (4-spd I think). I have never gotten to talk to the son directly because he works a ton, but I really wanna make an offer and take it off his hands to fix up and mess around with. I know basic engine crap and I know very little about carburetors. I can only hope that it's needing some new parts like battery, plugs, gas, etc to get running again. Not having an ECU and a ton of electrical stuff I'm sure is a plus.
So tell me TCL, what do you know about the 240z, the L24 motor, the trans, the interior, etc? And what would be a good number to offer him to take it off his hands? What would you offer if you were in my shoes?
(Not the car but visual aid):