I was lucky enough to see Alans KPGC10 at the Retro Rides Gathering 2012 last weekend at the Prescott Hill Climb, Gloucestershire, England. I really appreciate the time he took to show me around the car inside and out. Gives me a much better understanding of the size of the car, somewhat of the driving position, visibility and general feel of the car.
A question that comes to mind based on this viewing is the variety of interiors/trims I have seen in C10's people have bought/advertised for sale. My own search continues, slowly, but is continuing.
This questions stretches further a field to other models, but mainly sticking with C10's for help with my own/others search. What do you feel you should have got with the car/another example at the time that you dont have now. I dont mean mod cons that weren't available at the time. I mean for most who want the GTR clone look, would you sacrifice these trims and accessories in favor of a car with a different spec engine? Or is the cost/desirability of the trims larger than the want for more power?
A side note to this is the variation in dash consoles I think i've seen or optional extras, manual windows in favor of electric windows, radio's, wheels that came with your own car, steering wheels, replacement panels/sections or parts you should have bought at the time and had shipped with the car (assuming you are outside Japan). Or is there anything you have since found you are now hunting for that may have been easier to find already fitted to another car you saw advertised. Even badges can be pricey or an alternative set of wheels. Maybe even service items.
Very interested to know.
Oh, here is a shot of Alans example at the event last Sunday:
Those of you interested should really catch up with the show reports elsewhere people have made. A great mix of 'retro' cars turned out from Austin mini's and Fiestas through to Drag mustangs, a 24litre 1929 bentley Napier W12, S1 Quattro, VW stuff etc etc.