So…..I bought a Hakosuka


It’s been quite a long time in the making, but I think we can now let the cat out of the bag. Late last year we hinted that we had some surprising big plans for 2008, and this is one of them. I’ve bought a Hakosuka!

She arrived on the back of a tow truck today, fresh from her long journey from Japan, and I can’t tell you how excited I am. I’ll tell the whole story soon, but getting this beauty into my garage was a very long journey that began in October last year.

She’s a KGC10, so not a proper 2000GT-R but a replica instead, having began life as a 120ps 2000GT in 1971.


As for what happens now? Well there’s a lot of work to do before she’s ready for registration and can hit the road.


But I hope you guys will enjoy this latest facet of GrandJDM, I’ll keep an ongoing diary of what’s happening with the car, as its maintained, restored and upgraded, and the long term goals are that the motor will be beefed up for more power, and the brakes and suspension will be uprated for track events and maybe even a tarmac rally or two. I’ll document the highs and the lows (well hopefully there won’t be too many of those!) as we live life with a Hakosuka.

200_supplies013.jpgOver the next few weeks, we’ll have more articles to tell the story of how this old lady ended up in Sydney, and we’ll also do some articles on hints, advice and pitfalls on how to charm a piece of JDM history into your own garage. And I’ll tell you a little bit more about the car itself soon, too.

Can’t talk now…’got some Webers to go and take apart.

Welcome to Project Hakosuka!

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15 Responses to So…..I bought a Hakosuka

  1. TADO said:

    AMAZING. congratulations – very very jealous! 🙂

  2. X-F***tor said:

    Congrats! Looks so clean, is the engine stock? With pleasure shall read about the project.

  3. Jnostalgics said:

    Congrats, Kev! That is one sexy beast!

  4. RatDat said:

    Yeah likewise… soooo jealous! Somehow I doubt I’ll ever be able to afford to import any kind of C10 🙁

  5. leongsoon said:

    Congratulations, and I’m very jealous, because GT-R or not, it’s one hell of a beauty!

  6. MrHijet said:


    I am so jealous of you, but in a positive way! Please make huge postings with many photos and detail. Congratulations to such a beauty!

    Cheers 🙂


  7. Alonso p said:

    Beautiful box skyline, I already wanna see it done!

  8. 31GUN said:

    Damn that’s sexy! Congrats on the new baby Kev.
    Ah the joys of carbies. So many little tiny screws.


  9. DJLotus said:

    Baller! I’ll be looking forward to reading about this project.

  10. 68b10sedan said:

    wishing you all the best.. she’s absolutely gorgeous…!
    truly awesome.
    …no need to tell you to enjoy… as we all know you will!
    looking forward to the updates.

  11. Lupus said:

    What a dream, to own such a machine…
    Here in middle Europe its almost impossible the fingers on something like this, mostly do to very complicated registation process of a LHD car.
    I wish U only plasure with Her ;P

  12. Your MX-5 was neat, but this….. YES.

  13. Tony said:

    Sweet ride Kev, congrats!

    P.S. I love the Watanabe garden hose reel in the background. Nice touch.

  14. Kev said:

    Haha…I was wondering if anyone would notice that 🙂

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