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Thread: 1992 Nissan Laurel 1800 LPG Taxi (C32)

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    1992 Nissan Laurel 1800 LPG Taxi (C32)

    Continuing my bizzare lifestyle decisions, I'm picking this up at some point soon.




    It's a Japan-spec Laurel taxi with a 2-litre engine and factory-fit LPG. Why someone would import one of these I'm not sure, but I'm glad they did!



    Must be a dedicated taxi-spec as it looks amusingly basic inside and appears to have a manual choke. You'd have thought they could have justified a rev counter.

    Don't know quite what I'm going to do with it yet, think I'll change those wheels though as they're off a Silvia I think. Anyone know what the "S" means on the roof sign?

    More pics and info to follow once I actually get it.

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    speaking of bizarre, how is it the roof sign has survived importation? :lol:
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    Maybe they stashed it in the footwell or something.

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    Re: 1992 Nissan Laurel 2000 Taxi (C32)

    My what a nice parking pole you have... 8)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hirst
    Don't know quite what I'm going to do with it yet, think I'll change those wheels though as they're off a Silvia I think.
    Yes, S12 Silvia to be exact. Decent fit on a 510, though... :wink:

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    just for interest sake these things are similiar platform as HR31's
    the centre console is the same as HR31's, ignition surrounds and the engine bay from the strut towers back is identical.
    pretty sure the seats are similiar/same even the door cards on some are neer identical

    ide go as far as saying the drive line is the same,

    is it live axle or independant rear end? i know with HR31's they made some weird combinations eg pillarless models came in live axle and independent and same with the pov taxi spec model with the B pillars.

    cheers
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    also can you take some close up pics of the front corner markers if you get a chance please? (things on the bumper corners).

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    Awesome... I am confused on how it ended up there but cool... What are your plans

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    I could be wrong, but I always thought that the C32 series ended in 1988 with the introduction of the C33 series Laurel, or was there a "taxi" model that continued in production?

    The C32's do use the same mechanicals and some of the interior parts as the R31 Skylines, and both were available as either pillarless hardtops or pillared sedans. As far as IRS and live axle were concerned, each country was different. You got what the Nissan importer of the particular country specified.

    In New Zealand, Nissan NZ specified the 3.0V6 Pillarless Hardtop to have IRS, and the 2.4 pillared sedan to have live rear axle. In the Netherlands, their sedans had IRS.

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    That's definitely unique :tu:

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    thats pretty cool.

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