Welcome to the Connecticut Z Car Club Forums




Username:  
Password:  
Log me on automatically each visit
Register 
It is currently Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Welcome to the Connecticut Z Car Club Discussion Forums   
If you have trouble logging in or encounter any issues, please send an email to webmaster@ctzcc.com.

All times are UTC - 5 hours





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
  Print view Previous topic | Next topic 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 10:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 12731
Location: CT
I think this is absolutely cool. Had to share.

Our new PA member, Joel, posted a picture in our MEMBER RIDES gallery of his Sep/70 240Z as it sat new on the lot in the fall of 1970.

http://www.ctzcc.com/cgi-bin/album.pl?p ... height=500

Enlarge the photo and check out all the excellent (NO RUST!!!) 1970 Datsun trucks and sedans for sale around it!

Thanks Joel ~ this brought a smile to my face!

Frank

_________________
1970 240Z


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: re:
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 23, 2008 9:34 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Hamden, CT
Great photo, reeks of 1970. Where exactly was this taken?

_________________
Bryan Little
Datsunzgarage.com

1970 240Z - enhanced F54 L28 w/P90, Weber DCOEs, 4:11 R200, Nissan T5 5-speed


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:08 am 
let me help to show the picture

Image

pictures are cool, when you take it?


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 12731
Location: CT
(Thanks Nizar ~ I couldn't make the photo post on the forum).

The picture was taken in Pennsylvania USA in 1970, when Joel's 1970 240Z was for sale by his local Datsun dealer.

Many of us have pictures of our new Datsuns when we bought them and got them home, but very very few members ever show pictures of their 240Z *BEFORE* they bought it!

Frank

_________________
1970 240Z


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Fantastic!!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:32 am
Posts: 558
Location: Germany
How cool is that!! :D

I have never seen a pic like that. Are there more pics of Datsun dealerships from the Seventies?

Wonderful!

_________________
T. Link
Germany
1971 240z (HLS30-16506)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:19 pm
Posts: 1301
Location: 5 mi. from Frank
Going down the line from the Z I see an LB110, a KLB110, and a bunch
of PL510s. Behind the Z is a PL521 pickup (maybe a 520, this was 1970).

But the question I have, knowing what I know about the demand for Zs
in the early days, is: how can a dealership possibly have a Z sitting on
its new car line?-- by Oct/70, the waiting list at an average dealership
would have been about 15-20 deep, whereupon the car would have gone
to its new home virtually as soon as it came down off the transporter.

All Z Best,................................Kathy & Rick

_________________
All Z Best,.......Kathy & Rick

1969 Z.CAR (#00013 10/69) 8/30/76
1969 ITSA.Z (#00171 11/69) 8/24/73
1970 OLD.Z (#06289 6/70) original owner
1971 510 2dr since 12/31/75
1969 1600 rdstr (our 160-Z)
1971 (#19851 1/71) sold
1975 75.Z (#01343 1/75)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 12731
Location: CT
I'll bet I know, Rick.
Like you said before, the number of 240Zs each dealership received depended upon their sales volume history.
This dinky little Datsun dealership, in Chambersburg, PA, probably only rated ONE 240Z in 1970(?). And there it sat, probably fresh off the carrier, while young Pennsylvania farm boys drove past and caught their first glimpse of a 240Z :shock:
We know that Joel (at least) was stricken enough to snap a picture of it, even before it became his!
TALK ABOUT LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! :lol:

By the way, Joel's 1970 240Z hasn't changed much since the day it was sold:

http://forums.ctzcc.com/viewtopic.php?t=5984

_________________
1970 240Z


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:19 pm
Posts: 1301
Location: 5 mi. from Frank
Well, all I can tell you is that if I drove by and saw a Color Code 919
Sunshine Yellow 1970 240Z just sitting there begging to be bought, it
wouldn't have been sitting there for long.

I would have closed a deal in about 6 microseconds or less, as that
has always been my favorite color on a 240Z.

All Z Best,...........................Kathy & Rick

_________________
All Z Best,.......Kathy & Rick

1969 Z.CAR (#00013 10/69) 8/30/76
1969 ITSA.Z (#00171 11/69) 8/24/73
1970 OLD.Z (#06289 6/70) original owner
1971 510 2dr since 12/31/75
1969 1600 rdstr (our 160-Z)
1971 (#19851 1/71) sold
1975 75.Z (#01343 1/75)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 12731
Location: CT
We transferred this interesting post to THE Z PHOTO GALLERY, since I feel it deserves a place here.

I also found that if you click on the photo, then click again to enlarge it, you can get a real close-up of some of the carz. I zee used 1960s cars on either side of the new Datsun cars, all sold by A-1 Motors.

Very cool.

Frank

_________________
1970 240Z


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 6:45 am
Posts: 11
Location: Chambersburg Pa
hi everyone ----haven't visited ctzcc for a while ----found discussion of my z on the lot for sale----have become friend with charlie west (his dad started a-1 motors) he found this picture --another friend restored it and made several copies for me---best we know is picture was taken fall of 1970 --my z was sold to dave goodman in december '70-- it was the 2nd z sold from this dearlship ---i "bumped " into dave at a-1 on a saturday when i was picking up parts for my '76 2+2 280z --dave just bought new '78z(which he sold to my 6' 7" best friend a couple of years later)i said it must be nice to have 2 z's-- he said he was selling the '70 z---i closed the deal with dave that afternoon------as you might have guessed, chambersburg isn't "big city"---------joel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:11 am
Posts: 596
Location: Finland
Nice picture and nice story, more like this!

_________________
240zgoldie.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Datsun dealerships
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:32 am
Posts: 558
Location: Germany
»In the early days of British sales, Datsuns were advertised heavily in the motoring media. Combined with a excellent value and reliability offered by the cars, this promotion led to the staggering success of Datsun UK in the early 1970’s. The level of their achievement can be seen if you consider the sales statistics. Datsun UK sold 6900 cars in the UK in 1971 and by the end following year that number had hit 30,000 only to be more than doubled in 1973 to 60,500! By 1976 Datsun UK held 6% of the entire UK market, representing more than 60% of all Japanese imports and outselling Toyota by nearly three to one. In fact the UK was the only market in the world at that time where Nissan outsold Toyota.

If an agreement between the British Government and the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) hadn’t introduced import quotas, fixing imports at their 1976 level, who knows how big Datsun’s market share would have become? A lot of this success was down to Datsun UK’s founder Octav Botnar, who believed that it was the dealers themselves who were the key to success when it came to sales promotion. With the right financial motivation and a simple management structure, the company’s success would be brought about on the showroom floor. In fact Datsun UK probably had one of the smallest management teams of any importer at the time and operated on a single tiered principle where every dealer in the country had direct contact with the management at Datsun UK’s head office. Datsun UK was actually started with a very small staff of only twenty people and very little work was sent to outside contactors. Even their sales literature was designed and printed in-house (in a converted ladies toilet no less!). Dealers were encouraged to advertise in local media and take an active role in the promotion of the company and the marque. Most were very keen to do so having seen their sales double year on year. Collected together here are a selection of these dealer adverts which would often appear together in large promotional features in the motoring press at the time…«


Attachments:
4156735176_fdddb6d2f4_z.jpg
4156735176_fdddb6d2f4_z.jpg [ 109.24 KiB | Viewed 3983 times ]
2242318372_dbc617d14f.jpg
2242318372_dbc617d14f.jpg [ 40.65 KiB | Viewed 3983 times ]
2241527429_86537c0824_o.jpg
2241527429_86537c0824_o.jpg [ 57.89 KiB | Viewed 3983 times ]
chilliwack-datsun-01.jpg
chilliwack-datsun-01.jpg [ 41.74 KiB | Viewed 3983 times ]
aftann.jpg
aftann.jpg [ 43.09 KiB | Viewed 3983 times ]

_________________
T. Link
Germany
1971 240z (HLS30-16506)
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:53 pm
Posts: 12731
Location: CT
And I'll bet each of those were RHD "HS30" cars, too.

I think it's pretty significant that the total 1971 Datsun sales in England matched the 1971 Z sales (alone) in the USA! Considering the problems the Brits were having with their sports cars of that period (wonderful cars, nonetheless), the Z was a wonderful option for sports car enthusiasts on both sides of the ocean.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:11 am
Posts: 596
Location: Finland
I see many Datsuns, that were popular here. 120 AF, B210 Sunny, B310 Cherry/Sunny, Datsun 1000. I remember one episode from Top Gear, where they challenged 3 british made cars against Datsun 120Y. They all failed :P Jeremy Clarkson said that Datsun is so reliable, that it is boring.

_________________
240zgoldie.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 2:38 pm
Posts: 395
Location: Poughkeepsie,ny
It's neat that the A1 dealership also sells Wheel Horse products, snow blowers, tillers etc... Looks like the first car in the used car line to the right of the pic is a 66 Chrysler, the owner must have wanted to opt for a little better mpg........ Image Cool pics :)

_________________
Now on my 15th/update/16th Zcar, Z's4vr....


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron









Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
mile200 v1.0.1 designed by Team -Programming forum- .