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 Post subject: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:54 am 
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First off, I know nothing about this car other than what's in the following link, but damn it's a badass looking Zed.

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Here's the post http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2010/10/26/thethrottle-wants-to-show-off-your-photos-klaus-kindors-photos-of-clint-eastwoods-z-16-photos/

It appears to be a celebrity race car. Why can't celeb support races have proper sports cars like this, the last celebrity race I saw here in Australia had Lexus CT200h's :roll:

Anyone know anything else?

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 Post subject: Re: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Okay, I can see why there are Clint Eastwood movie posters in there, but why Josh Brolin and Barbra Streisand?

I'd love to know what celebrity race this was from. I like what's painted over the passenger door: Crew chief: Gene Hackman. Hopefully the other cars that were in the race have all been saved, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:12 pm 
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get off my zed


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 Post subject: Re: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:50 pm 
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HAH!

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 Post subject: Re: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:46 pm 
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That car is now owned by Bob Clucas and is raced several times a year. Its a beautiful car.
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Bob is down in Southern California.

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 Post subject: Re: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:26 am 
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Awesome!!!!! Thanks for that.
Any idea how close it is in those photos to how it would have raced originally?

It looks like a pretty seriously set up bit of kit :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Clint Eastwood's 240Z?!?!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:24 am 
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Its a really cool car. I don't know that Clint Eastwood ever owned the car however. I guess I could email Bob himself and the full story from him (I'll have to find his email, I have it here someplace.) I don't have any more pics of the car posted online, but I do have a few more on the computer.

I'm pretty sure the car is close to "As Raced" on the IMSA Circuit at some point. Its had several different paint jobs.

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