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 Post subject: 1971 Skyline GT-R (S20)!!!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:38 pm 

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Hey JNC'ers I wanted to share this GC10 with you that was at the Palo Alto Concours D' Elegance. This is a Euro/US show that just recently opened up a display only category for Vintage Japanese cars. Lots of folks enjoyed the display, and it was cool to see the appreciation in a sea of Ferrari's and Benz's :)

I heard that this was a real GT-R with the famed S20 engine, it was amazing! I have never seen a real GT-R in person.
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Check the rest of the pics there were several 240z cars, a Toyota 2000GT, S800, Honda S600 and a Levin
http://rides.webshots.com/album/578029784KFFyws
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Big thanks to David Swig(Of motoringJStyle fame) for inviting us and spreading the word about vintage Japanese cars!


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Im super happy to see these pictures but it also breaks my heart as I wasn’t able to make it out yesterday. :( I hope in the near future I'll be able to see it in person.

Ahhh that car is so awesome! :tu:

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yeah seeing that makes me cry i was busy on sunday :cry:

askdl;askdl;askd!!!!!!!!!! s20!!!!!!!!!

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Nice shot Alvin. I'll take one! :D

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Surely there's too many modifications on there for it to have entered a concours show?

Nice car, don't get me wrong. Just seems odd.

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kyteler wrote:
Surely there's too many modifications on there for it to have entered a concours show?

Nice car, don't get me wrong. Just seems odd.

ky beat me to it :)
brings up the question: what's ultimately worth the most, bone stock or modded?


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matt wrote:
brings up the question: what's ultimately worth the most, bone stock or modded?


Depends on the car. And the mods. And the buyer. 8)


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Just to clarify, this is a heavily modified car, invited for display only. I've got all the correct engine and suspension bits in boxes at my shop, but I doubt I'll ever put them back on - it's too much fun as is! ;^)

I spent countless hours and $$$ restoring the Honda s800 next to it for the show, and brought this one along for kicks. As it turned out, no one really cared for the Honda, but they loved the Skyline!

EDIT: BTW, it's great to see that a few more people are starting to recognize the value of "stock" parts, especially for JDM cars. I hope this trend continues. I myself tend to prefer stock, but in this case the car was running so good that just had to leave it be! ;^)


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kyteler wrote:
Surely there's too many modifications on there for it to have entered a concours show?

Nice car, don't get me wrong. Just seems odd.


The Japanese cars were invited for display only, not judging
But the idea is that someday(soon) our cars will be considered for Concours shows just as much as the others!


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Alvin wrote:
kyteler wrote:
Surely there's too many modifications on there for it to have entered a concours show?

Nice car, don't get me wrong. Just seems odd.


The Japanese cars were invited for display only, not judging
But the idea is that someday(soon) our cars will be considered for Concours shows just as much as the others!

Hey Tom!
nice meeting you at the show the Skyline made my day!
I had the black roadster


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Alvin wrote:
kyteler wrote:
Surely there's too many modifications on there for it to have entered a concours show?

Nice car, don't get me wrong. Just seems odd.


The Japanese cars were invited for display only, not judging
But the idea is that someday(soon) our cars will be considered for Concours shows just as much as the others!


Good to meet you too Alvin.

If I'm being honest, Japanese cars will probably never have a separate Judged class at a concours like this, but I can see a time where a handful of people will enter restored-to-original Japanese cars in the show to be judged along with their contemporaries. Thought about having the Honda judged, but then I realized that I already know exactly what's wrong with it, and no one would be able to score it properly other than perhaps 3 or 4 of us in the area who actually own them. So for now I'm just pleased to have a decent parking space, and free lunch!


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Wowzas... Very NiiiiiCeeee.. =D***


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ps you can see my write-up of this show here:
http://www.zcarblog.com/

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Alvin wrote:
ps you can see my write-up of this show here:
http://www.zcarblog.com/


Thanks for the write-up and photos.
I have never seen a 200sx like the one you have taken a photo of. Would you have any more photos of it?

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Tom, What year is the S800 ??


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JDMPalace wrote:
Tom, What year is the S800 ??


1968 Series II with side-marker delete. Didn't come that way - I removed them myself when I had the car painted! (IMHO, anything added to a car in order for it to meet US EPA-DOT regulations is fair game for removal at a later date)


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xs10shl wrote:

(IMHO, anything added to a car in order for it to meet US EPA-DOT regulations is fair game for removal at a later date)


very well said sir :D

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xs10shl wrote:
IMHO, anything added to a car in order for it to meet US EPA-DOT regulations must be removed at a later date


Fixed. 8)


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xs10shl wrote:
IMHO, anything added to a car in order for it to meet US EPA-DOT regulations must be removed at a later date


Fixed. 8)


So does that meam that you guys all remove those really really gay rear side marker lights from all of your 510's?
lol :lol:

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datsunboy wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
xs10shl wrote:
IMHO, anything added to a car in order for it to meet US EPA-DOT regulations must be removed at a later date


Fixed. 8)


So does that meam that you guys all remove those really really gay rear side marker lights from all of your 510's?
lol :lol:


Not all of us, but some of us do.....but then we paint our wheels pink to get the gayness back. lol
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