So I've had it for a while now, trying to piece together all the puzzles that come with a car like this. Not been driving it that much though as the weather has been awful, but it has improved a lot now.
Figured out a lot of confusion I was having by discovering that the engine is a CA18P rather than a CA20. The CA18P is a special taxi-only engine with the P meaning it is set up for LPG from the factory. What this means is that I have 76ps in a car weighing 1360kg, which makes it pretty intense.
There's that roof sign. I'll put it on for a bit at some point.
The original radio. I find it really funny that Nissan bothered to produce a non-tapedeck one. There's a modern Kenwood tapedeck in it at the moment, I'll swap it out for something more period at some point. As much as I find that one amusing, I like listening to my tapes.
So at the moment I'm trying to track down the bits to give it a service in the near-future and also sort out the exhaust system. I'm not sure whether it has one off another car fitted or if the back half of it is missing, but it doesn't end where it should do and blows a bit.
Mine ends just before that backbox section, so it's on the wrong side of the car and not near the end of it. Note the pipe which switches the exhaust position to pop out on the other side of the car. Pleasingly, this system seems the norm across all C32 Laurels. Less pleasingly, exhaust systems for these cars are expensive and hard to obtain. I'm told having a stainless system fabricated is cheaper, so I'll probably get one created to the stock specifications (not a concours fan, just don't like loud exhausts much).
The other thing I'm going to turn my attention to are the current wheels. Right now it has some slightly untidy Silvia S12 wheels with so-so tyres, I've had a long think about it and I've decided I'm going to go for a stock setup - 14" steels with chintzy hubcaps as demonstrated in the above picture (borrowed from Spottedlaurel). Just need to obtain some appropriate steel wheels with the right offset, not sure where from but I'll figure that out.
Finally, here's a video of me driving it around: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nFanNXjTCc