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 Post subject: Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Since my project thread was one of the threads that disappeared, I thought I´d make another attempt. :)

I´ve been searching for a KPGC10 for the last 6-8 years but never found the right one for the right amount at the right time. And even though I´ve been interested in Hakos for a number of years, I didn´t know until recently that they were sold in Europe in LHD. This summer I went to Portugal for holiday and just before we went there, a very nice, unrestored LHD sedan showed up in an ad. Since I was only a few hours drive away, I had to go and take a look. The ad said it had 68000km on the clock but that turned out to be wrong. After viewing it and searching for more info about the car on Portugese car forums, I realized how special it was. Everything pointed to the fact that the ODO was right and that the car only had done 9908km from new! Now I became REALLY interested, so I decided I had to buy it. I went back to the dealer and we arranged all the papers. After that I just had to wait almost a month before the car was back home. At this point I´m sure you want to know what it looks like so here are a few pics to brake up all the text. :)

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So, what exactly is it that I´ve bought? It´s one of 42 LHD Hakos sold in Portugal in 1972. The car was also sold in Finland, the Netherlands and Switzerland, but I´m not aware that it was sold in any other European countries. A best guess is that there are around 20-30 cars left in total in Europe and I dare say that this is the best kept one of them all. I´d be VERY surprised if another one surfaced in the same or better condition.

The car was owned by the Nissan distributor on Madeira island from 1972 until 2008. At that time it had around 5800km on the clock. It wasn´t that appreciated in the family and was considered something of a "black sheep".

It was then sold to a car collector named Jorge who had it until 2010 when the car dealer I bought it from bought it.

The car has all the available options:

Den har alla options som fanns att välja 1972:

* AM-radio :)
* Steering lock
* Radio antenna
* Rear window defroster
* Clock
* Cigarette lighter
* Passing light switch
* Neck support
* Safety belts

It´s also got some other things that´s unsual. The small parts box in the center console with the wood cover is rare and so is the shelf below the glove box.

What´s not original inside the car are the horn button, door speakers and the hazard switch. Outside the rims and the fender badges aren´t original. I´ve managed to secure a set of front fender badges so those will go on as soon as I´ve scanned them properly for future reference.

The car is now registered in Sweden and stored away since winter is coming fast.

Hope you enjoyed this long first post. Fire away if you have any questions.


Last edited by Perra on Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:10 am, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:55 am 
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Beautiful car! I bought a RHD '72 four-door Hako this year that is currently getting some work done. Hope mine looks half as nice as yours!


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:30 am 
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WHAT A FIND!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:04 am 
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Thanks moominsean! (Any relation to Finland considering your user name? :D )


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Perra wrote:
Thanks moominsean! (Any relation to Finland considering your user name? :D )


Just a fan of the moomin books since I was a kid...been my internet tag for as long as the internet has existed, pretty much!


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Woah! What a glorious machine. Looks in startling condition, and I am very jealous. Simply fantastic story too. Love the wheels! Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:39 pm 
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let's see the lhd hako dash :)

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:39 am 

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Always wonderful to see such time capsules. Nice find. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:46 am 
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Kuroneko wrote:
Woah! What a glorious machine. Looks in startling condition, and I am very jealous. Simply fantastic story too. Love the wheels! Neko.


Thanks! The wheels might be for sale if I can find the set I´m after.

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let's see the lhd hako dash :)


Yes, of course. Sorry about missing that in the first post.

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poorb0yw wrote:
Always wonderful to see such time capsules. Nice find. :tu:


Thanks! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:23 am 
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Not only a exremly rare car but like new ? What are the odds of finding something like this .. Grattis Run and handle ok?


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Thanks! :) Yes, it runs and handles just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:50 pm 
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Fan-farking-tastic...!! :shock:
That is simply unreal.
It's a massively misused term, but being LHD and in such original, unmolested condition, this Hako is surely unique today...
Perra, where in Sweden are you?? If you're not too far north, I'd seriously consider dropping by just to see this beauty in the flesh next time I'm back home in Denmark... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:50 am 
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I´m glad you like it Anders. :) As you can see if you look under my avatar, I´m in Norrköping in Sweden.


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:12 am 
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Perra wrote:
I´m glad you like it Anders. :) As you can see if you look under my avatar, I´m in Norrköping in Sweden.


Oups... :oops: :oops: Silly me.
Well, that's probably just a bit to far for a Sunday drive. Had you just been in the Malmoe / Helsingborg area it would have been very doable.
Oh well, you never know. Maybe one day... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
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My jaw just dropped :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:49 am 
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Sweet! I never got a confirmation mail for the Swedish forum you gave the link too on FB so I'm very happy to see your thread here :tu: .

You really hold the holy grail of 2400GT Skylines! Absolutely incredible. The milage, the conditon of the paint judging from the pictures, the uncut arches,... I can't find anything I don't love about this car. The leather interior looks very stylish and in mint condition yet I've never seen that baby blue from the airfilter before. Is it stock?


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:42 am 
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miky360 wrote:
My jaw just dropped :shock:


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HakosukaBE wrote:
Sweet! I never got a confirmation mail for the Swedish forum you gave the link too on FB so I'm very happy to see your thread here :tu: .

You really hold the holy grail of 2400GT Skylines! Absolutely incredible. The milage, the conditon of the paint judging from the pictures, the uncut arches,... I can't find anything I don't love about this car. The leather interior looks very stylish and in mint condition yet I've never seen that baby blue from the airfilter before. Is it stock?


Thanks Tim! Glad you like it! :)

There are very few marks in the interior. When the car was examined to get a classic car insurance, the guy wrote in the insurance papers: "The condition is like a nearly new car". 8) :tu:

The air filter box is repainted in the original color (as far as I can tell). You hardly see this air box on any Japanese Hakos since everybody replaces the standard carb with Webers or similar.

Hopefully I can make it look even better for next season. I just need to find the parts I´m after. Fingers crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:58 am 
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I know the feeling. We have the same issue with our KP60. Finding parts in Europe is hard so a lot of people in Japan are helping LOL.
Leon has my rims waiting to be posted and I've requested some other stuff.

If you ever feel like a drive to Belgium, i have coffee... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:20 am 
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HakosukaBE wrote:
If you ever feel like a drive to Belgium, i have coffee... LOL


In which case please let me know when you'll be passing through Denmark... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Perra - Nissan 2400GT -72 - aka LHD Hakosuka
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:22 pm 
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The more pictures I see of this car the more I'm in awe. Just stunning...

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