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I almost missed a 300ZX, could this be the one?

I was getting ready to write a post about the need for a “Z Rescue” because of all of the Zs that I’ve come across in my search that are on their last leg.  I was looking for a post on craigslist that I had seen of 2 300ZXs that were pretty ragged out to use some of the pictures from it.  I pulled up craigslist for San Antonio, TX since that is where I thought they were and searched for “300zx”.  I noticed the top post was for a “95 300zx” so I took a look at it.  It was actually a Cherry Red ’94 just like I used to have.  I almost missed this one because my craigslist RSS search that pulls to my Microsoft Outlook was set to look for “1994 or 1995 or 1996” but not “94 or 95 or 96”.  I’ve since added those variables to the search but I feel maybe dumb luck brought me in touch with this car.  It looks to be in OK condition and he’s asking $4500 for it.  It has 180,000 miles on it but if I could get it for around $4000 I would snap it up in a heartbeat.

The best that I can tell from all of the photos it has been sitting out in the sun for a big part of it’s existence because a lot of the black trim and plastic is peeling or fading and the seats are cracked.  I plan on doing quite a bit of work on the interior anyway so that doesn’t bother me. We’ll just have to see how negotiable the price is… the post says “NO LESS” than the $4500 but perhaps I’ll get lucky.

I’ve also located a 1995 2+2 in Orlando, FL with this new craigslist search but I’m not sure yet if it’s an automatic or a 5 speed.  I’ll post an update about it later if it looks promising.