Car Spotting

It has been an interesting week.  Recently the blue S21D-4 for sale relatively locally took a massive drop in price.  It was then bought by some decent sounding chap who lives on the other island of this tiny country.  This meant it was no longer available for me to some-how get and then decide which one of the two I wanted to complete.  That said, at least it’s going somewhere and likely getting sorted instead of sitting in an old mental asylum.

Then this morning I was browsing the ever wonderful JNC forums and stumbled upon this;

1960 Prince Skyline ALSIE-1

Yep.  New/Recent pictures of a recent purchase of one of only 600 Prince Skylines exported to the United States.  There are survivors!  So cool. (literally, look at that snow!) It really does appear to be in fairly decent condition too…


With Xmas less than a week away (and the new year following not long afterwards) I turn my attention back to this post made shortly after the turn of 2010 involving a certain silver Skyline. It was a rather whimsical entry detailing a list of things which needed to be done in order to gain “400PS+” in said vehicle, and the first steps taken down this path… of glory? destruction? Something like that.

Fast forward nearly twelve months, and the list now looks like this:

COMMITMENT, part 2. Or what actually happened in 2010.

That! was! MADNESS!

So contrary to all expectations at the time, 2010 ended up being the Year of the Banana instead.

One bitter irony: I fixed the Skyline’s alternator with parts from Japan, only to have it shit itself again in exactly the same manner as before. As a result I now plan to fit an alternator from a Subaru in protest. Screw you, Nissan.

But don’t worry, 2011 will more than likely become the Year of the Squid, if the (more…)

Spotted on AMON: one very tidy 1980 series 1 RX-7. I kinda prefer the smoother lines of the updated series 3 fascias, side mouldings and bumpers but SA22Cs have one of the sweetest looking bodystyles in my books regardless.

All panda spec, albeit with a body coloured fibreglass ducktail.


Car Spotting; Bertone Beauty

December 7, 2010

As I was closing the shop yesterday, I lumbered outside to bring in the signs and standing resplendent near the curb was this wonderful example of a motor car;


Car Spotting; AW11

November 29, 2010

I see this Toyota MR2 (AW11) pretty much every day and it only occurred to me today to take a snap of it as I walked by. Keen to own one of these suckers at some stage in all their 80′s doorstop, wedge, wannabe Star Wars glory.

Toyota MR2