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Awe...you got it. How long ago was it you told me about this dream? My best congratulations, Alan. I'm going to break open some of that tea and savor this thread!

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To be honest, I think its the fact that contact is seen as inevitable that puts me off racing these days. I think historic racing should be a non-contact sport.

Yeah, I'm suprised at how much is got away with now,.. Thats why I'm heading down the Hillclimbing route,.. not got enough spare cash to keep repairing damage :) ...

Really looking forward to seeing it in the flesh some time. Glad you bought it over.

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how about the timeattack www.timeattack.co.uk obviously very similar to the Japanese one, a non contact flying lap, round silverstone, no stringent rules for modification, and they are crying out for cars like these, they are even twisting my arm to enter..

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Hi Alan:

A truly unique and wonderful car to own - and an even better story to go with it. It doesn't get any better that than.

Thanks for posting the pictures - the restoration looks top notch. Perhaps you could start it up and send us an audio clip.... or a small video.

I couldn't be happier for you.

regards,

Carl B.

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Gidday Alan,

Well mate, what can anyone say but (in a Monty Python tone) " You lucky, lucky bastard"

Go you good thing.

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They may not be "Period Correct", But the S-W meshies look really good!

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I could not agree more!

Will

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So Alan are you looking at fitting those wide 14x11? watanabes you have to this for the period look? Can you still get tyres for those rims in the UK? It would be a dream to have a KPGC10 or a true PS30 (maybe the KPGC10 would be the way to go that way if I needed to take the kids I could given I already have a RS30 for fun).

Alan here is question for you (not sure if it has been asked before so please excuse me if it has) I was told (again wanting to get the correct information) that the P in these models chassis code was not only to indicate the fitment of the S20 engine but also the connection between this engine and the Price GR8 which it was based on. So the P was homage to the Price engine team.

Cheers

Mike

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Absolutely amazing!!!

I think we all should try and socialise with Alans circle of friends more :)

Look forward to more pictures, sound clips and history of the car...

Now back to my sad looking little garage :(

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Hi Alan,

Absolutely fabulous. Very pleased for you. I look forward to some day seeing it in the flesh.

Best regards

Ian

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Couldn't agree more on the damage incurred in historic racing over your side of the world.

Have a look at http://www.classicadelaide.com.au/ca/index.htm for a better idea.

Sure, that's a bit far to go but there must be similar events in UK and Europe. Even tarmac navigational events would be great fun in a car like that.

Only snag I can see is you would need to source and mount a second seat plus install some decent headlights.

It would be a shame not to be able to use the car as it was originally intended.

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Hi Alan, I'm absolutely speechless well done I'm sure you were given this car because the previous owner knew it would be in correct hands.

You have my dream garage. BTW does this set back the 432R replica project?:classic:

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He GAVE you a GT-R?

Seriously? As fantastic as this is I am somehow not surprised coming from the Japanese... What an amazing people...

Check my avatar: I was given a single S20 piston several years ago by the shop owner of Refresh60... I guess I have to work my way up one part at a time... :)

-e

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Unreal! KPGC10 as a gift.... I thought getting my S30 as a gift from a Japanese guy was impressive (which of course it still is), but wow!!

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So, have you moved a mattress out to the garage yet?

(or widened the front door to let the skyline inside..?!)

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So, have you moved a mattress out to the garage yet?

Unfortunately for Alan it's not that easy. He has multiple scattered garages located miles from his home due to the space situation and congestion in London. Perhaps he has a special garage picked out for this car ...

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Alan,

I'd like to congratulate you on a spectacular addition. Any classic car of that caliber is very rare, but to have a Hakosuka in that condition is the stuff of dreams. I am sure I speak for most of us here when I say I am quite envious. I have tallied the money I have spent on the build of my car and at times wondered if I should have just spent it on a true GT-R and left it all stock. The thought had already crossed my mind, and seeing your car drives it home even more. I am very sure you will find attention everywhere you take it. I will be interested to see if the historic clubs there in the U.K. will be receptive and appreciative of just how unique it is. Again, well done.

Brian

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Once again, many thanks to everybody for their kind words. My apologies for being absent over the last couple of days - but I have been busy getting this car back home and trying to juggle work commitments at the same time.

Yesterday ( Thursday ) my friend Kevin and I went down to the port to actually collect the car. I paid the final bills at the shipping company and settled up with the agents who cleared the car for Tax and Customs duties ( taxes on top of taxes......... :( ). We loaded the car on the trailer and arrived home late afternoon. All went without a hitch.

I'll get back here later today - after I have caught up with my work - to try and answer some of the questions that have been asked while I have been away. Sorry to be slow to respond.

Just a couple of pics from yesterday:

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If you drove the car pulling the trailer must have been a great feeling looking in the rearview and seeing that car following you home-permanentlyif not, it still must be a great feeling knowing it is yours!

WIll

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( taxes on top of taxes......... :( ).

Sounds like you could live in Nebraska! :laugh:

Regardless, simply outstanding car. I'd give up a lot for one of those.

Chris A.

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You loaded the car on the trailer and everything went without a hitch? magic then?

hahaha just kidding...

I love the pics on the motorway... imagine an enthusiast just merging on as this drives past... would have had a conniption... keep those pics coming and let us continue basking in its glow... Thank YOU Alan for sharing...

-e

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Okay, so how many sale offers did you get? Even with my battered HLS30 on the trailer, I got five overs over a 300km trip when I trailered it home, and another two during my road to the workshop. It's rare to hear that somebody actually got his/her hands on a genuine C10 GT-R, but the fact that somebody GAVE it to you is simply unbeleivable abd it leaves me speechless... Dr Shimizu must really be a great man.

Anyway, congratulations on owning such a special car. Cheers from London, I'll be staying in the UK for a week or so.

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Alan, I was just flicking through an old issue of Enjoy Retro Car and found a bunch of pictures of your new purchase. I'll scan them in or bring it down to you some time (any excuse to perv over your car :) )..

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