Archive for August 17th, 2009

Lately whilst browsing for DR30s on the internerds I’ve noticed a rather startling trend: the majority of ‘em have either Longchamp XR4s, Formula Mesh, Impul G5s, or Watanabe RS-8 wheels fitted. And to be honest I’m guilty of perpetuating this trend myself, as I happen to have a set of meshies on the coupe and some RS-8s lying around which are to one day find themselves on squid…

on a whim I stuck my Work Ewing-IIIs on Tardme the other day – while I’m not expecting them to sell in any big hurry, it got me thinking about what I could purchase from Japan to “fill the void” as alternative rims for either of my Skylines. So off to Yahoo Auctions Japan I went, with the criteria being that the replacement wheels had to be 15″, minimum width 6J, available as a full set of 4 for under 50,000 yen, and NOT any of the styles mentioned above.

In other words, Different!

Option 1: (more…)

Amazing “Barn Find”

August 17, 2009

They just keep coming, you know there’s got to be a metric f**kload of magical cars tucked away places you just don’t get to see them an then when someone stumbles upon them for whatever reason, you’re always just taken aback with their existence.  One such car that’s come to light in Australia recently is this little sucker;

CSP311 Nissan Silvia

CSP311 Nissan Silvia

Just magic.  Such a beautiful car.  The very first Nissan to wear the ‘Silvia’ nameplate.  It’s a shame they stopped for so long afterward and then stopped again more recently.  The first Silvia was a new body ontop of Fairlady Roadster mechanicals.  This particular one has a few bits incorrect but that’s a price to be paid when all of this shape were hand-made so any breaks and such, especially in a place other than it’s country of origin (Japan) would prove difficult to get the required parts to replace.  This fine example of a motor vehicle is in Tasmania.  You can read more about it via the JNC (Japanese Nostalgic Car) forums.


Want to buy a Bug?

August 17, 2009

This little ‘Rat’ Bug, is for sale not too far from me.  It’s in Winton, Southland.  I normally wouldn’t put your average for sale type deal up on here but I think it’s likely to have a potential market in viewers from here and as the guy who owns it is essentially local.  Why the hell not?!  Check it out for yourself;

“Spec” List;

-’enhanced patina’ half fake, half real (looks real)
-pinstriped under patina to look old
-5″ narrowed beam
-dropped spindles
-new king pins
-new link pins
-1600 single port (new cylinders and pistons
- big webber twin barrel carb (needs manifold)
-Near on no rust (i cut and welded almost all of it, bear in mind its a rat so bit rough)
-I think it’s 100% complete
-near new 145/50 tyres, or whatever smart car tyres are

etc. etc.

You can check out some more pictures and the links to perhaps go on to purchase it, by clicking (more…)