My name is Mark, I'm from Australia and I drive this 1988 HR31 Skyline coupe, it was imported from Japan in the mid 90's.
While my car doesn't make the 25 year requirement, I do love old Japanese cars of all sorts (though I have to say my main interest is the 70's and 80's, and particularly the group A racing era).
Previously I've owned a Datsun B10 1000 2 door sedan and a Datsun 810 "200B SX" 4 door.
I think the HR31's have some place as a classic car, they really are the end of the classic skyline era; the final evolution of the C10/C110/C210/R30 chassis style, not to mention that their tenure in the Nissan range fittingly finished with the end of Emperor Showa's reign.
Anyway, here it is. I'm in the process of "resto-modding" it so to speak, but I'm trying to keep it in period as best as possible (with a few exceptions like a modern turbocharger and modern suspension technology). Mechanically its fairly stock with a late model VG30DET turbine, 3" cat back system with a single race muffler (read: loud!) and a bit more boost than stock.
The body is completely standard, as is the interior (I was thankfully able to source genuine parts to replace the gaudy modifications the previous owner had made).
Its rolling on 17x8" and 17x9" Lehrmeister Stich 2 piece rims I acquired through yahoo auctions Japan.
This model features a "1.5" generation RB20DET, 5 speed 71C box, clutch type R200 LSD, and first generation HICAS (which I am removing!). The basic chassis is trailing arm IRS/Mac strut front as per the previous generations of Skylines C10 onward.
Future plans are:
- fibreglass GTS-R homologation model replica front lip and rear deck spoiler, and front bumper vents.
-larger intercooler, injectors and more boost
-Get around to fitting the 350lb front/310lb rear (and substantially lower!) springs that are sitting in my loungeroom, and locking out the HICAS system with solid bushes.
-3" turbo back side exhaust
Hope nobody minds me posting this up.