Trust me, I'm not that stupid. I'm aware I'm looking at a huge mess and that if I wanted one of these I'd be better off waiting and finding a nicer one. But as something to practice welding on and just toss back together, it's not a big issue. I don't have grandiose dreams of this becoming any more than a haggard beater, if it even ran again. It's been indoors the past 6 years, the guy who owns it, his mother is moving and he had to disperse his remaining cars. He has a '69 Lotus Europa that's 10x worse than this he's having shipped to Sacramento because his father bought it new, but obviously the Z was left behind. If I don't get it, it's likely being scrapped.
The reasonable part of my head just says run as far away from this as you possibly can. But there's another part that keeps saying I should just take it and try messing with it, and if it doesn't work just part it out or sell it on. But I don't know. It was a Pac-NW car until 1999, supposedly all it needs are floor patches. The outdoor shot was from when it still ran. I have some pics from before it was dismantled too-
It also comes with a NOS Nissan quarter for the side that got hit. :shrug:
There's several Zs near me for a few hundred, one in my city that was a really clean, also brown car that got hit hard in front. It was a turbo car as well. I've considered making one out of the two, but it's an awful lot of effort, and I'd really just rather buy a Celica. :shrug: