Thanks to Dave Orritt (author of Kawasaki Z1 - Essential Buyer's Guide) for sending us these pics of his latest acquisition from Los Angeles Jan 2013.
This Kawasaki Z1, was no.27 off the production line (from the first hour of production), August 1972.
Dave thinks this is the earliest Z1 currently in the UK and possibly Europe, having had one US owner and covered 134000 miles, with original engine.
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