We recently learned that Nissan is offering an unparalleled nut-and-bolt restoration program for the Skyline GT-R. The ¥45 million ($433,000 USD) restoration ain’t cheap, but it’s far more thorough than the 240Z restoration program from the 1990s, and everything is handled by NISMO technicians at NISMO facilities. The treatment leaves you with a car that is like new or better, and makes a statement that Nissan believes that the Skyline GT-R is worthy of such effort. But, not all cars are.
Which car should receive the factory restoration treatment next?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s your playlist for the year your car was made?”
We will admit some bias in picking the winner last week, the soundtrack Vitor chose for his ST165 Toyota Celica. Those musical tastes mirror those of many JNC staffers, and like JNC, features a wide variety of subject matter. Congrats, Vitor!
Playlist Mix Tape Side A for my 1988 Toyota Celica ST165
1-Where Is My Mind? the Pixies
2- The Mercy Seat. Nick Cave
3- Everyay is like Sunday.. Morrissey
4- Stand. R.E.M.
5- Teenage Riot. sonic Youth
6- Jane Says. Jane’s Addiction
Side B for my 1979 Toyota Hiace diesel
1- Highway to Hell. AC/dc
2- London Calling. The Clash
3- Bad case of loving you. Robert Plant
4- My Sharona. The knack
5- Sultans of swing. dire Straits
6- Shadowplay. Joy division