G'day all. Thought I'd post my coupe. Yes, I finally managed too find one. But I'll start from the start.
Part 1: The Find
I've been looking for a coupe for a long time. I've even bought one but that adventured turned south when the seller wasn't exactly honest. So no thanks. Anyway, I was invited to a Facebook group of like minded c110 people and loved seeing their cars.
After getting talking to one who was also looking for a c110 coupe we resolved to finding one each.
Well, I got very lucky when out of the blue I was asked, "how bad do you want a coupe?" It was a project car, but it was complete.
Very silly question. Well I was supplied four photos and an email address from this friend. I owe him so much for this.
The price range was a bit much for him but it was something I might be able to reach. This was very last minute. It was going on eBay the next day. He was passing this information to me!
Contact was made, photos seen and then the next day a deposit paid. Just like that.
The only problem was it was located in NSW. I live in Melbourne. It's only a distance of about 1250Km's. You know what that means??
Part 2: The Road Trip
Road trips can be fun. But 2500km's in 37 hours is painful lol. Big thanks to my father for the assist. Dad made a big effort to get the black wagon in top shape and she performed perfectly. We borrowed a trailer off another mate and we were off. 3 AM start and we covered approximately 1240km in 12 hours 45 min. Not bad all at.
Met Glen, the owner and we got talking all things Datsun. The car was a local car sold by a Datsun dealer new in a town called Gunnedah in NSW. A local fella kept it as his daily until upgrading years later. The coupe went to live in the shed. Then the children learnt to drive in her in their early teens. The blue was boring though so the ok was given to customize the paint. After this, the coupe again went to live in the shed until recovered a couple of years ago.
A quick look over. Money exchanged hands. Receipts given. I now had a car. Wheeled her onto the trailer, which took about 15 secs. Then took 1.5hr's to tie her down LOL. Then began the long journey home.
The happy new owner!
Wrapped for the trip home
Got home at 4PM today.
I've got to inventory it all now, work out what needs doing and start organizing for stuff to be chromed, plated etc.
Home at last
The plan is a GTR replica with a 3L with triple webers. Long time from now
I'll keep you posted