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1980 RHD JDM Nissan Skyline 2000GT ES Turbo!


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Maybe in Carolina, But in Kalifornia, that 1983 skyline is not going to get tagged. Although, it would be alright for it's FJ20DET to find it's way into my 510

Not likely Vic! It's a c210 not r30 - still the old L series in there :)

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Spoil Sport.

C210 2000GT ES Turbo? L20ET?

Yep. L20ET. Not a much of a performace motor.

FJ20 was in the R30, they are getting old and harder to find parts for. Better off using a SR20 than an FJ, as they are newer and parts are easier to get.

Also the Ebay ad says "Possibly the only one of its type in USA" - Its not the only C210 in the USA 77Japan has one

http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18484&highlight=vegas

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It's kind of a cool car, but $9k is crazy. That body style is not all that popular in Japan these days and can be had for pretty cheap. Especially one that plain. There appears to be no performance mods on it. These were sold in Aus. as well, so I know one can be had down there for a lot less. Anytime you are looking at non-U.S. cars, keep this in mind; Customs fees and duties from either Japan or Aus. will run you about $500 or so. Shipping from Japan is typically $1k and from Aus it is $2k. So, subtract these fees from anyones selling price and you get an idea for what they are asking for the car. Especially if the car has not been registered here yet, as is the case with this car. So, he is looking to get $7500 for the car. I can almost guarantee you I could find an equal or better one for $3k-$4k at the most. I think this might be the same guy trying to sell the '71 Skyline on e-bay right now for $30k too. That is another car that has a unrealistic price tag on it. $30k will get you a practically perfect/restored KGC10. The one in that ad is maybe worth $18k at the most. Just something to think about.

Brian

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I wonder if the car is really in the US or not. Upon looking carefully at two pictures, I can see 3 JDM kei-jidoshas in the background. One is a Jimny (aka Suzuki Samurai) one looks like a Scrum (truck) and the last one is a van. They are all RHD and since they don't meet any US safety standards, are probably not allowed for importation.

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I wonder if the car is really in the US or not. Upon looking carefully at two pictures, I can see 3 JDM kei-jidoshas in the background. One is a Jimny (aka Suzuki Samurai) one looks like a Scrum (truck) and the last one is a van. They are all RHD and since they don't meet any US safety standards, are probably not allowed for importation.

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I noticed the samething, although there is a Jeep Cherokee in the backround too.

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I have a feeling this guy is on the U.S. - Canadian border and may be bringing them into Canada and then some of them into the U.S. Canada has a law similiar to ours but allows 15 year old cars as opposed to ours that allows 25 year old cars. I think the car is most likely in North America, but it may have gone through Canada first. I have been watching the activity in Canada and have noticed that the importers there appear to charge quite a bit for their services. I have seen as much as $6k added to the total of a car listed at $20k. I personally think this is the case with both of these Skylines.

Brian

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