1971 Datsun 240Z Series 1
w/ 21.743 original miles 'Survivor"




  • One of best 240Z survivors known to exist.
  • Family owned until 2019.
  • Tons of documentation.
  • Beautiful original condition.
  • Rare color combination of Racing Green and Tan.
  • Stunning exterior.
  • Two sets of wheels/tires.
  • Like-new interior w/ plastic still on some trim.
  • Amazing engine bay.
  • Original matching numbers 2.4L Inline 6-cylinder.
  • Original matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission.
  • Clean undercarriage w/ factory paint marks.
  • GREAT OPPORTUNITY!


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Marc Shiliro's Classic Cars
You're looking at another beautiful classic car listed by MS CLASSIC CARS!
1971 Datsun Datsun 240Z Series 1 w/ 21,743 original miles "Survivor"
Hello, I’m Marc Schiliro the owner of MS CLASSIC CARS.  You might recognize my name or my business name from beautiful classic cars, trucks and motorcycles I’ve collected and sold nationally.  I’ve got over 20 years of classic vehicle experience.  I’d like to put that experience to work for you.  I’ve learned a lot and I’m educated in many different makes and models ranging from the early 1900’s to current.  Over the years I’ve collected and sold over 400 classic vehicles which I’m very proud of.  I sell a large percentage of my inventory from networking and from the various websites I advertise on.  I sell a small percentage of my inventory at various auctions such as Barrett Jackson.  I’ve set over 15 world record prices on various makes and models.  I’ve also featured many classic vehicles at different auctions across the United States. I’ve had many vehicles that have been featured in multiple magazines and multiple websites.  I specialize in beautiful classic vehicles that are at a higher level of quality than most being advertised for sale. I collect classic vehicles that are already completed and slightly redesign them, service them and detail them. I have also coordinated restorations from start to finish.
 
The MS CLASSIC CARS showroom is located in Seekonk, Massachusetts and was established in 2012.  The MS CLASSIC CARS service department and multiple storage facilities are also located in Seekonk, Massachusetts.  The MS CLASSIC CARS operations are closed to the public.  A private viewing of a vehicle can be made scheduled by appointment Monday through Friday.  The MS CLASSIC CARS inventory consists of roughly 40 classic cars and trucks that we own, service and detail.  We’re one of the only dealerships who document the service work we do to every vehicle with an invoice.  Each vehicle is presented with detailed descriptions and multiple photos.  We offer no consignment inventory.  When you call you deal directly with me. I know each vehicle well and will go over the vehicle of your interest in full detail.  I’ll also assist you with any other needs such as trades, financing, insurance or shipping.  I promise to make the process from start to finish easy and enjoyable.  I take a lot of pride in my business and my reputation reflects that.  I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.  “MS CLASSIC CARS isn’t just another dealer.  MS CLASSIC CARS is a brand.”

I've been collecting classic cars and trucks for over 15 years now and have seen a lot happen. I've seen the hobby continue to grow not only on the internet and auctions but also with the amount of television shows, magazines and websites that are related to classic cars in some form or another. I strongly believe the classic car market is a great place to invest in. When the economy is strong, the classic car market is extremely strong. When the economy isn't so strong the classic car market holds its own. I've sold classic cars and trucks in both economic conditions. The reason classic cars make such a great investment is because people are crazy about cars, especially classic cars.  These people aren’t just one age group but all different ages ranging from very young to very old.  It’s a much diversified market.  I've learned it's not just people in the United States but its people all over the world.  Roughly 20% of my sales are from people who live outside of the United States.  Some examples would be Canada, Australia, Mexico and Europe.  Also from what I’ve learned roughly 20% of bidders at auctions are also  people who live outside the United States. 

  Over the years I've noticed that the higher quality classic cars have always commanded a higher price. Even people who don't have any classic car experience can recognize and appreciate attention to detail. Over the last 10 years the overall market has been very strong and I believe it will continue to grow.  Certain classic cars prices are on the rise and others are on the decline.  It’s all about supply and demand not about a good or bad economy.  The classic cars that are on the rise are the cars that a lot of people want but there aren’t many on the market for sale.  The classic cars that are on the decline are the cars that a lot of people don’t want anymore and there’s many on the market for sale. Of course, if the car is a rare model and spectacular it will command a higher price as I mentioned. Desirable factory correct classic cars that are documented with matching numbers always make solid investments.  Custom cars have remained strong because each car is different from the next one. They each have their own character and there worth what people are willing to pay.

  Prior to this business I was just a blue collar guy who was working full time selling new and used Mercedes Benz.  I was very passionate about classic cars and trucks so I decided to sell them part time.  Although I had my used car dealer’s license I didn’t have my own dealership.  Overall things were going just fine but my dream was to open my own classic car and truck dealership.  I decided to give up my full time job with health insurance and a 401K to open a new classic and truck dealership.  I had to invest a ton of money to make that happen which required using my family’s savings and acquiring loans such as a home equity line of credit.  I also now would have a lot of overhead that I didn’t have before.  The bottom line is I went all in.  Do you think I would’ve done all that if I didn’t think the classic car and truck market wasn’t going to remain strong?  “I’m putting my money where my mouth is”.


Marc Schiliro – The Owner

 

1971 Datsun 240Z Series 1 w/ 21,743 original miles “Survivor”


ONE OF THE BEST 240Z SURVIVORS KNOWN TO EXIST!


THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS BEEN LISTED FOR SALE!


THIS IS THE CAR PEOPLE DREAM OF FINDING!


**THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN CONSIGNED TO AN UPCOMING BRING-A-TRAILER AUCTION. ONCE THE START AND END TIMES HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED IT WILL BE UPDATED HERE.**


**Dedicated to: Ronald J. Munson DDS**


To be clear, this car has never been restored. It retains all the original paint which has been tested and verified with an electric paint meter. It retains the original interior which still has factory plastic on certain pieces. It retains the original matching numbers 2.4L Inline 6-cylinder engine and 4-speed manual transmission. It retains all the original stickers and factory paint marks. This car is at a higher level in quality then most restored Datsun 240Z’s but this car is original.

21,743 original miles!


Show quality throughout!


Father and son owned until 2019!


Original documentation!


Rare color combination!


Extra era correct wheels and tires!


UNBELIEVABLE!


This magnificent 1971 Datsun 240Z Series 1 “Survivor” has 21,743 original miles and is truly unbelievable. It was owned by a father and son until 2019. It’s loaded with original documentation including the import paper and window sticker. It retains the original VIN plate on dash, VIN plate on door jam, glove box number sticker, engine plate on inner fender, paint code sticker on radiator support and all other miscellaneous stickers. This is the best survivor we’ve ever seen!
As the original window sticker documents this 1971 Datsun 240Z serial #HLS30U04684 was imported to the US at the Port of Entry in Baltimore, MD. It was delivered to Munson Datsuns located in Marion, IN on trunk D-51A. The engine number is #L240007463 and the color is #907. The exterior color is Racing Green and the interior is Brown. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price was $3,526.00 which included the following as listed in order on the window sticker: 150HP, 6 cyl, overhead cam engine, 4-speed full-synchromesh transmission, front disc brakes with power assist, full independent front and rear suspension, windows-up fresh air system, approved exhaust emission system, unit body construction, windshield washers, 2-speed electric wipers, alternator, 45 amp 12 volt, carpets, adjustable bucket seats, deluxe vinyl upholstery, deluxe wheel covers, heater and defrosters, safety belts, foam cushion seats, dual horns, backup lights, outside mirror, all transistor signal seeking  AM radio, electric antenna, tachometer, cigarette lighter, console, locking steering column, electric clock and trip meter. The vehicle had the following options with charges: anti-freeze $3.00, tinted glass $30.00 and defroster $40.00. The factory suggested dealer D&H was $75.00 and local freight $83.00. The total suggested retail price was $3,757.00.


The Story


As documented on the original window sticker this car was delivered to Munson Datsuns located in Marion, IN. From the information gathered this car is a rare color combination of Racing Green and brown. It was allocated to the dealership for achieving sales volume. The owner of the dealership James R. Munson decided to keep the car for his son Ronald J. Munson. He told Ronald he would give it to him as graduation gift. It was displayed in the showroom until he graduated. It was occasionally driven on a dealer plate to keep the parts moving. There are two dealer plate registrations from 1971 and 1972 that are included. James R. Munson registered the car personally on October 10th, 1974 which is documented on the personal registrations. The car really belonged to his son Ronald J. Munson but for insurance purposes it made sense to register it in the father’s name. There are seven Certificates of Registrations from 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982 and 1984 that are included. There are four Statement of Inspection receipts from 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1979 that are also included. These inspection receipts document his personal information, mileage on vehicle and the mechanic who performed the inspection. The mechanics name is Jim Mayo who worked at the dealership for 18 years. Ronald was very particular and brought the car to the dealership for service when know body was around so it wouldn’t get damaged when Jim was working on it. It was normally at night or on the weekends. After Jim left the dealership he still worked on the car at Ronald’s house. He’s the only mechanic who has worked on this car since it was new with the exception of one time and the recent work that was done in 2019. Jim Mayo is still alive today and confirms the story about the car and its history. Marc Schiliro the owner of MS CLASSIC CARS has spoken to Jim Mayo personally. Jim Mayo’s information will be passed on the new owner after the sale. Ronald J. Munson registered the car on September 14th, 1984 personally which is documented on the personal registrations. There are four registrations from 1985, 1986, 1988 and 1994 that are included.  In the mid 1980’s Ronald decided to not use the car on a limited basis because he wanted to keep it well preserved. Ronald told everyone he thought this car would be highly collectable one day.  He even left some of the original factory plastic on pieces of the interior. This car was stored at the same residence its entire life in the garage. It was never driven in rain or snow.  Ronald was never married and had no children. His collection of cars, coins and comic books were treated like his family.

**Dedicated to: Ronald J. Munson DDS**

Ronald was born June 23, 1953 in Marion, Indiana the son of the late James and Mary Munsun. He earned his doctorate degree in dentistry at Indiana University. He then opened his own practice Ronald J. Munsun, DDS Family Dentistry in Marion.
Ronald Jay Munsun DDS, age 65 of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Marion, IN.

This 1971 Datsun 240Z Series 1 was part of Ronald’s estate. It was purchased on August 6th, 2019 by long term friend Roger Lee Murphy DDS. Ronald and Roger were friends and both Dentists. Roger also purchased Ronald’s Dentistry practice which is operating today. Once Roger took ownership of the car he had some service work completed and put it on wheel dollies in his garage. His original plan was to keep the car but after a few months he made the decision to sell it.  MS CLASSIC CARS purchased it from Roger Lee Murphy on December 12th, 2019.

The exterior is in great original condition especially considering the car is almost 50 years old. It retains all the original sheet metal and paint. The original paint was tested and verified with an electric paint meter. The Racing Green color is very European and fits this car perfectly. The paint surprisingly only has a few minor chips which is hard to believe. The paint was detailed to a nice shine but was not compounded or color sanded to preserve it. The Racing Green paint is complemented with white 240Z rocker stripes which were a dealer added option. All of the glass is in excellent condition and each piece still has the original factory stamps. The front windshield has an original inspection sticker from 1980. All of the exterior trim, rubber seals, drivers mirror, door handles, headlights, front bumper, taillights, rear bumper and emblems are also in excellent original condition. This car looks better than most cars that have been restored!

The car sits on the original steel wheels which are in excellent condition. One wheel is dated 10-69 and the other three wheels are dated 04-70.  This is correct as they were made prior to the build date of the car. From the information gathered Ronald had the back sides of the wheels were powder coated black to prevent deterioration. The wheels are wrapped with brand new Vredestein Sprint Classic 175 HR 14 tires that were ordered from Coker Tires by MS CLASSIC CARS. The hub caps are authentic but not original to the car. The hub caps are from a 1972-1973 240Z. It’s assumed Ronald didn’t care for the original hub caps and replaced them with these.  A set of vintage Western Wheel Turbine 14” wheels with Dunlop Sport A2 195-70-14 tires are included. From the information gathered these were the wheels were ordered through the Munson Datsuns parts department by Jim Mayo’s brother Gary Mayo. It’s assumed the original spare wheel was changed to somewhat match the size of the Western Wheel Turgine wheels. The spare wheel has a Bridgestone Super Speed Radial 20 175 SR 14 tire on it. A rag was placed on the spare tire under the clamp and left in place.


The original interior is in absolutely spectacular condition especially considering the car is almost 50 years old. Everything in the interior is truly like new such as the headliner, sun visors, rear view mirror, dash pad, dash face, dash hardware, gauges, steering wheel, horn button, center console, shifter, door panels, seats, seat belts, carpeting, etc. It still retains the original factory plastic on the rear panels and seat belt holders. It also still has some of the original factory plastic behind the door arm rests. Everything in the interior is in working order such as the headlights, turn signals, horn, wipers, gauges, dash reading light, glove box light, cigarette lighter, rear window defroster, heat, power antenna and radio with signal seeking. This interior is untouched and in showroom condition!

The engine compartment is in great original condition especially considering the car is almost 50 years old. This engine compartment has never been touched cosmetically other than a good cleaning. All the original paint on the firewall, inner fenders, radiator support and under the hood is beautiful. The car is powered by the original matching numbers 2.4L Inline 6cyl engine that was factory rated with 150HP. This engine has only been serviced but never taken apart. It runs beautiful and still sounds new. Some of the recent service work included tuning the carburetors, fuel filter, oil/filter change and spark plugs. The ignition was upgraded from points to electric in distributor for quicker starting. It retains most of the original parts, stickers and paint marks throughout. The engine is coupled to the original matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission which shifts very smoothly. This engine compartment is truly remarkable!

The undercarriage is in great original condition especially considering the car is almost 50 years old. This undercarriage has never been touched cosmetically other than a good cleaning. It retains most of the original parts and paint marks throughout. Some recent service work included the exhaust and brakes.
An organized binder with all the documentation, owner’s manuals, front end cover “Bra” and miscellaneous parts are included.

THIS IS TRULY A ONCE AND A LIFE TIME OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A 1971 DATSUN 240Z SERIES 1 W/ 21,743 ORIGINAL MILES “SURVIVOR”. AS THEY SAY, “THERE ONLY ORIGINAL ONCE”.

**PLEASE CALL MS CLASSIC CARS OWNER MARC SCHILIRO FOR A VERY ACCURATE VERBAL DESCRIPTION OF THIS VEHICLE**

***MS CLASSIC CARS purchases beautiful classic vehicles that we’ve serviced and detailed unlike most classic vehicles that are currently being advertised for sale.   This is documented with an invoice pictured below.  Please understand every vehicle needs something.  Some vehicles just need a lot more than others.  At MS CLASSIC CARS we take eliminate the surprises.  We’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking. ***

MS CLASSIC CARS invested a total of $1,487.05 servicing this vehicle including the parts and labor.  An invoice is pictured below that documents everything. 



Unfortunately most classic vehicles that are being advertised for sale by dealers, private parties and auctions aren't exactly what are being advertised for sale.  This is an industry with no real guidelines and everyone's opinion is completely different.  The average consumer doesn’t realize classic vehicles weren’t restored at the factory and are being restored by people in their garages.  Everyone’s level of restoration experience is different and it shows in the restoration.  An example would be a classic vehicle that's  being advertised as an original model with matching numbers could be a phony with a reproduction trim tag and re stamped numbers on the engine block, etc.  Another example would be a classic vehicle is being advertised as a full restoration when indeed only a few things have been restored.  There are many classic vehicles listed for sale that have cosmetic and mechanical issues with such items as the body, paint, glass, lights, body hinges, gauges, window components, steering components, upholstery, engine leaks and tuning, radiators, transmission, rear end, brake components and suspension components.  The consumers are spending thousands of dollars repairing the classic vehicles they've purchased after the sale.  A bad purchase could turn into the buyer’s worst nightmare and be extremely costly!

MS CLASSIC CARS specializes in beautiful classic cars and trucks that are at a higher level of quality than most being advertised for sale. I personally have selected these vehicles and take pride in what I represent.  I'm not a classic car dealer who is only looking to make a quick buck.  I’ve seen dealers and private parties purchase classic vehicles at auctions and online and immediately list them for sale.  Most of these vehicles aren’t being advertised correctly and haven’t been serviced or detailed.  This business is my career and reputation which means everything to me.  I do the best of my ability to represent quality classic cars and advertise them honestly.  To be clear I’m not in the restoration business.  I represent classic vehicles that have already been restored.

  This vehicle is owned by MS CLASSIC CARS and is located in Seekonk, MA.  I personally have seen, touched and driven this vehicle.  This vehicle has been through a service and detail process which is documented with an MS CLASSIC CARS invoice.  I write the descriptions, take the photos, advertise them for sale and answer all the calls and emails.  I'll personally go over the entire vehicle and tell you everything I know about it.  I'll also give you my opinion if it’s truly the right vehicle for you. I’ll consider all trades and also offer financing if necessary.   Once you've committed to purchase a classic vehicle from MS CLASSIC CARS, I’ll make it a very easy process from start to finish.  Once the funds have cleared I'll immediately mail the paperwork USPS 2-day air.  A CD with the description and photos of the vehicle you purchased will be included in the package.  I’ll also assist in shipping your vehicle to its new home.

         If you've read the introduction tab or visited my website you’ll probably agree I'm a bit of a perfectionist and represent very detailed classic vehicles. MS CLASSIC CARS has a great reputation and we continue to raise the bar in the classic car and truck world.  I sell our classic cars and trucks very quickly because consumers see the value.  I look forward to working with you.  Please read my website testimonials and eBay positive feedback.  Thank you for the opportunity!
 
Marc Schiliro – the owner
What makes MS CLASSIC CARS different from other classic car dealers and from vehicles being marketed privately on the market for sale?

* Each vehicle has been hand-picked by the owner Marc Schiliro.

* NO CONSIGNMENTS.  We own the MS CLASSIC CARS inventory and know every vehicle well.

* NO SALESPEOPLE.  Deal directly with the owner Marc Schiliro when you call or email.

* Every vehicle goes through a service process unlike most vehicles on the market for sale.  The service work is documented with an invoice that is pictured in the photos.  MS CLASSIC CARS owns its own service and storage facility.

* Every vehicle gets a complete MS CLASSIC CARS Classic car automotive detail which includes the exterior, interior, engine compartment, trunk compartment and undercarriage.  This is valued at $600.00

* Every vehicle has a detailed description with multiple photos including the undercarriage which is done by the owner Marc Schiliro.

* Assistance with financing if necessary.  Competitive rates and terms are available.

* Assistance with transportation once the sale is completed.

* Assistance with insurance once the sale is completed.

* Easy transaction from start to finish.  Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal.

        Classic cars and trucks make great investments and are extremely fun to own.  It’s so exciting to search for a classic, purchase one and watch it come off the trailer, add your own touches, take it for a ride or just look at it sitting in the garage after a hard day at work.  Classic car and truck collectors aren’t just in the United States but worldwide.  The classic car and truck market is growing every day.  It’s seen at car shows and auctions, in magazines and on TV shows.  Get your new classic car or truck today.  You only live once, if you can afford it, do it!
        I do the best I can to represent my classic cars and trucks.  My results, feedback and reputation speak for themselves. Everyone’s opinion of a classic car and truck is different and I encourage questions prior to a purchase. I have a beautiful showroom with excellent lighting and a lift for a complete inspection if requested. Inspections will be scheduled by appointment only.  The closest airport is Providence, RI.  It’s only a 25 minute ride from the dealership.  I can arrange to pick up at the airport.  I also have a dealer plate that would allow for a test drive with a valid driver’s license for a serious buyer.  Please call 508-557-0152 or email for any questions.  Thank you. 

Sincerely,
Marc Shiliro
                                                                                                                             


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1962 Mercedes Benz
190 SL




  • One of the best.
  • Build sheet.
  • Professional rotisserie restoration completed in 2016.
  • Original sheet metal.
  • Beautiful color combination of Mercedes Benz Blue and Parchment.
  • Blue convertible top.
  • Gorgeous exterior.
  • Stunning interior.
  • Detailed engine bay.
  • Original matching numbers 1.9L Inline 4 cylinder.
  • Original matching numbers 4-speed manual transmission.
  • Detailed correct undercarriage.
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