Archive for September, 2011

For someone who isn’t much of a diecast fan, I have amassed a small but hearty collection of DR30s…

From 1:18 right down to 1:89 scale.

the level of detail on the 1:18 Autoart is nothing short of breathtaking, especially when you have the Real Thing parked in the garage to compare it with. Check out some detail shots of it here.

A shame that my other 1:89 model, a Seibu Keisatsu Machine-RS, has gone missing. It used to be parked on my desk at the office but mysteriously disappeared one weekend. I blame the cleaners!

Time and a location close to the sea has not been kind on this old soul.

You may recall these earlier snaps from December of 2009.  I drove past it this weekend (almost two years later) on my way to the Waiau River mouth and had the Olympus in the car so decided to take some updated shots.

As you can see, I didn’t quite get the series of pictures correct as it had been a while and I wasn’t sure what shots I had taken the first time, also the difference in time of year is definitely apparent by the lack of Californian thistles in this set.


As of Saturday, the little Sunny Coupe is now legit;

Johnny Law will prove less a hassle

Which then lead to this…

Yeah, the tyre is a bit old and a bit flat, still.. it enjoyed going through the gravel sideways

The hand-brake works surprisingly well on the little bugger.  Obviously those wheels need changed as they’re ghastly and the height and suspension isn’t exactly pretty but the important part is sorted, the remainder can take place over how ever many months all the while it will provide me with adequate daily driving.  It will be interesting to see the consumption.  I hope it’s cheaper than the Cedric.


The listing description describes it as the “Rearest” Datsun in NZ… I think the seller means “rarest”, but point taken – it’s the only KP510 coupe I’m aware of in the country. Michael may be able to shed more light on the subject since he has connections to more local Datsun weirdos than I can even comprehend, lololol.

Those tail lights... drool.

Yours for a cool $22,000 and comes with all the fruit, such as the Watanabe rims, front chin spoiler, sweet L16 engine with twin Mikuni crabs, and aftermarket suspension.

Authentic RS-8s of dish.

One day I shall own a ’70s Datto coupe, but between the Bluebird, Skyline, Laurel and Fairlady there’s so many different ones to choose from.

Not quite a C10, but the '70s Nissan DNA is definitely there.

Now where did I put my secret stash of asian millionaire gambling moneys?

1970 Datsun 1600 coupe for sale on Trademe »

Those who know Richard on or the other forums he’s a member of, are likely to be aware of his KP61 Starlet, the project is in the middle of a rebuild, lots of work has already been done and a lot of parts have been accumulated.   Due to a move up country, it’s no longer receiving the attention it requires and the time has come for it to be sold.  If you’re into Starlet’s and want one that’s not been destroyed by retards then this car is for you.

Buy me!

Yes, it is that car.  That’s not a sample picture and that’s BEFORE it was getting some more things tidied up on it.  For more information on the car you can check out the build thread and to see comes with, the for sale thread on

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