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Post by Jet » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 09:38

Very Interesting Z1 review by youtuber Doug DeMuro.
Pay close attention to the car itself, being US based parts are scarce, which might explain it, but how many 'anomalies' can you spot?
I counted 7.

https://youtu.be/ssbSc0gaI04

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Post by blue_and_white » Wed 01 Nov, 2017 11:42

For a roadster I disagree about the scuttle shake, makes me think this car might have been accident damaged at some point what with the condition of it etc


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Post by Jet » Thu 02 Nov, 2017 09:38

It does raise some queries, the mirror switch bezel is an odd colour.

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Post by Green Genie » Sat 04 Nov, 2017 00:11

Jet wrote:
Wed 01 Nov, 2017 09:38

how many 'anomalies' can you spot?
I counted 7.
How's this:

1.O/S door belt/brush cover broken and missing.

2. Red headlights! Has the car been resprayed? Previously Red?

3. Inside of bonnet/boot lid looks like it's in primer or undercoat, further evidence of a respray?

4. Roll bar leather covering missing.

5. Roll bar metal drain channel covers missing.

6. Cigarette lighter-no picture of a cigarette on knob.

7. Boot lid gas struts laughably wrong.

8. Replacement fuel cap (no stickers tyres/fuel)

9. In some shots it appears that the centre console has an extra piece by the handbrake, but not in others!
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Post by Pat Slade » Sun 05 Nov, 2017 15:51

Keith,

You must be really bored!!

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Post by Green Genie » Sun 05 Nov, 2017 18:51

Pat Slade wrote:
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 15:51
Keith,

You must be really bored!!

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You know me too well, the car is in it's P.J's and I wasn't looking forward to the long winter nights :(
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Post by Jet » Mon 06 Nov, 2017 09:14

Green Genie wrote:
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 18:51
Pat Slade wrote:
Sun 05 Nov, 2017 15:51
Keith,

You must be really bored!!

Pat
You know me too well, the car is in it's P.J's and I wasn't looking forward to the long winter nights :(
Take no notice GG, Pat probably didn't spot quite as many :D

I imagine this is a restoration project, the panel cracks, switch bezel colour, roof cover and fuel cap are a different green, the interior was yellow at some point in its life (green dash?). Really like the matt black leather retrim, including centre console and gaitor? Nicely done.

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Post by felix » Tue 14 Nov, 2017 18:19

I agree with the scuttle shake - the Z1 is nothing special when it comes to chassis stiffness. Probably not bad in its day though.

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