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#1 Scoota G

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

What makes a japanese car desirable? What about this one? Restore, wreck or just send to the crusher?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:01 PM

Scoot..
I always thought you had good taste.....now Im not so sure.
CRUSH !

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:14 PM

Since I've been considering buying a B10, Datsun 1000.
I've found myself looking at cars I've never rated before.
Like on eBay at the moment, a granny spec 260C. I really like it.
I think these odd old 70's and 80's Jap cars are on the rise.
Yes, even the Toyota's

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

I'd keep it and partially restore it and fit it with some 15x8 wheels and lower... should look good then...for a Toyota

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:21 PM

Sorry man, but my Gran drove one just like it :o so I'am not Voting on this one ;)

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:01 AM

My grandma drove around in a brown 1600 as long as I can remember, so as soon as I inherited it I sold it for $250. :-[

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

We got this one for Katie's boys who at the age of 10 and 13 have started their own wrecking business. The shell has a little rust and no accident damage so after it's parted out i may fix the rust and they can sell that too.
They parted out a 82 Bluebird and have made $440 to date and with the proceeds bought the toyota and a nissan pulsar!

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:16 PM

seems to me like its new enough to be comfortable to drive, with enough luxuries to keep you happy.
Clean up the outside, tidy set of wheels, nice understated paint ect, standard resto and it'd make a good daily.

Its when you go modifying it with lots of silly fun things that it becomes a bit more unreliable and a lot more expensive.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

We got this one for Katie's boys who at the age of 10 and 13 have started their own wrecking business. The shell has a little rust and no accident damage so after it's parted out i may fix the rust and they can sell that too.
They parted out a 82 Bluebird and have made $440 to date and with the proceeds bought the toyota and a nissan pulsar!


Great idea. They'll learn a lot from this, both business and wrecking skills. I was going to do the same with my boys, I buy the cars, they wreck parts, I sell them and they get a cut.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:53 PM

Those Coronas are awesome. A mate of mine swapped an 18RG into his with twin Mikunis and it goes well. Makes for a cool cruiser.

I also like early Cressidas, but you don't see many of those kicking around anymore:
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

That wagon of that corona (1978) was the very car that got me into nostalgics (my father owned one) so I'd be damned if anyone opted to wreck it...although my dad did end up giving it to a wrecker who came in a tow truck not expecting the thing to still be running. Wrecker did take it, but it was seen polished and on the road once again a few weeks later..just can't kill em.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

Even this 240C.
Looks pretty good condition and cheap for what it is.
http://www.ebay.com....=item20c7aad769

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:41 PM

Super sleeper ^^^^^needs more LS1 or 2JZ

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

Are there any first generation GTR's in aus??

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:57 PM

Are there any first generation GTR's in aus??

The first GTR's in Aus were the BNR32's weren't they?
Or are you talking about Hako's? Of which I doubt there are any genuine S20 powered ones.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

There are a handful of C10 skylines... maybe 15 max? There are also earlier skylines poking around still. The Prince register is pretty on top of their game when it comes to that sort of thing.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

Yeah i mean the very very first. I don't know much about them at all. Is there a straight skyline coupe you can get and make into a replica gtr?? They're definitely sexy machines.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 06:59 PM

http://en.wikipedia..../Nissan_Skyline

The C10 was the first Skyline with a model designation GTR, there were however a few performance variants of earlier Skylines without the GTR designation such as the S50 2000 GT-B. Like the C10 they came in 4 cyl and 6 cyl configurations with different body shells to accommodate the larger 6 cylinder engine.




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