Every now and then, a thought comes to me. If there were X amounts of a certain car sold in a particular country 30 years ago… Where are they all now? In the case of the 240Z, it’s not a difficult guess – they’re sitting on someone’s farm, or in someone’s back yard, rusted and virtually unrecognisable or unrecoverable. If not that, they’ve been bought up as parts cars. It’s not unusual these days for it to take three beatup Zeds to make one good example. Sure, there’s quite a few still on the roads, in varying states of care, but that’s definitely a fraction of the original amount.
So when I stumbled across this old article this morning about a farmer in rural Victoria (Australia) with nearly 20 examples – mostly in need of a lot of work, but not remotely beyond saving – sitting in a few sheds on his property, my heart skipped a beat. It’s a great read, so check it out!