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Cars For Sale

April 22, 2009

Initially when I put my S12 up for sale, I pondered putting it on here.  I didn’t really see too much point and so decided against it.  More likely than not, most that read this are far from my tiny hometown of Invercargill, NZ and being it’s at the bottom of the South Island, not that many people are likely or even vaguely keen to want to drive the distance to get such a car unless it was mint.  Which mine is not.  It’s tidy enough and it does it’s job well as a reliable daily driver but it’s certainly not mint.

Then recently when Alistair decided he would be putting his Isuzu Bellett up for sale (a previous feature car on RC, as seen here) I offered for him to put it up here on RC as an entry.  Then the thought occured to me that perhaps I should dedicate a section of the website as a classifieds type area for as the title of this entry says “Cars For Sale”, it seems the done thing on most magazines, to have a dedicated section of cars available to buy.  SO … why not?  It wouldn’t exactly be a hard thing to manage.  However, I wouldn’t want to engage in something if there was little purpose.  So what I will do in this entry, is ask you the reader whether you think it would be a good idea or not.

Just make a comment on this blog entry, letting me know what you think and I’ll weigh it up based on the responses.  Alternatively you can use the RC forum or the RC thread on the forum to let your opinion be known.

…and as to make this entry not an entire wasted breath.  If you’re interested in an S12 or a Bellett, then follow these links… (more…)

OK, so whilst most of you likely went away or did something awesome on your days off over easter, I did very little.  I drove around a very bland looking Audi A4 and although it was very polite and comfortable with it’s ways, it certainly lacked a lot of the character that I’m used to in my own vehicles, perhaps being tip-tronic was of no assistance to it, but that’s beside the point I think.  Mixed in with this driving of a vehicle beyond my means, was the important part.  The sussing out of particulars involved in the purchase made on my behalf of replica 110GT-R flares, in Japan, on YAJ.

The flares themselves, are these ones;

Replica KPGC110 Bolt-on Fibreglass Flares

Replica KPGC110 Bolt-on Fibreglass Flares

Sure, they don’t look like much but they’re specific to the C110 in that they have to cater for the bodylines at the rear of the car and they wrap around the majority of the length of the arch as opposed to the universal type which in general will just crown the wheel-arch.  I managed to win the auction at the starting bid.  Though before any of this even took place, I had emailed the amazing Ewan @ asking for a basic estimate on what it would be to get these suckers to my door.  He replied within the day and his basic estimate turned out to be very close to the final price.  Being the size, composite and fragility of the items it wasn’t the easiest to guess.  His initial estimate coming only 1820JPY shy of the final costing. The discrepancy in price turned out to only really be the weight, 2kg was actually 3kg and so internal Japanese freight and then International freight to NZ rose slightly because of that.  They should arrive to my door within the next 7 days, once they do I’ll let you all know and probably do a little taped onto the car mockup just for shits and giggles.


Pleasant Surprise

April 8, 2009

Yesterday evening I received a phone-call, the man on the other end was the driver of a freight truck.  I informed him of the place to put the freight, knowing well that my brother would be home in a few minutes to make sure everything remained safe and sound.  I got off the phone with a large grin on my face.  You see the freight that had made it’s way to me today (very promptly and very well priced, I might add.  Thanks goes out to EFFICIENT Moving & Storage, MANA Transport & Richard (Snoozin)) was this;

Ooooh, presents!

Ooooh, presents!

What magical things lay inside the wrap?  Well that would be these: (more…)