car junkie with commitment issues

the true japanese classic

The GC10 skyline GT-R

If I were to EVER do a full restore of a classic car it would be one of these. they are rear wheel drive, of course, with independant rear suspension, have a 1998cc 160hp straight 6 S20 engine with dohc, and a cross-flow head.

as it turns out these cars are very expensive, I knew they were pricey but wow, a real gtr (kpgc10) can range from $35-$90k by the time it gets here… but you can also go the GT route which will get the you the same body but a different motor L20, very closely related to our 240/260/280z’s, which is nice since parts will be more readily available then the s20 rare dohc. but even these Gt versions will still run you a landed cost of $20k+… maybe less if you import your self and are frugal… but you might end up with a real POS.

maybe a datsun 510 is more up my price range 😛 or maybe I should go toyota…


Grand jdm/japanese nostalgic car


5 responses

  1. Seamus

    Yeah right, you don’t have the patience to restore vintage 70s J tin :p Maybe a restomod on a previously restored near stocker sometime 😉

    April 13, 2009 at 10:51 am

  2. J. Patstone

    A new one costs $90,000, so ya, you’re probably in line for a solid 510, with no rust.
    Nice pictures from San Diego, but this is a car site, so I guess the other pictures (if any) are on your scenic encounters site, or somethin’.

    April 14, 2009 at 6:01 am

    • J. Patstone

      Sorry I thought the pictures of the civic sleeper were from San Diego because the licence plate is “California”. I guess they’re just pictures of a dull civic. LOL

      April 14, 2009 at 1:59 pm

  3. joshp77

    restoring cars or having a long term project is more about space and money. my problem has always been space and money, two things i don’t have a lot of.

    April 18, 2009 at 7:53 pm

  4. Seamus

    oh your just a car whore, admit it :p

    The new issue of Japanese Nostalgic Car has an article on a GTR replica a guy built. Still cost alot but so much cheaper then buying a real GTR. The mag also has one on the go as a project car that they’re restoring. Great mag.

    April 21, 2009 at 12:00 am

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