JDM Treasure: Nissan Bluebird 910 and Laurel Spirit brochures

February 14, 2017 in brochures

Today I received this package in the mailbox! It is a stack of brochures I won via a CataWiki auction. Most of them are 90s era Nissan Maxima and Bluebird brochures, but it also included a JDM Nissan Bluebird 910 and Laurel Spirit brochure.
JDM Jackpot: Nissan Bluebird 910 brochure!
So I was really happy winning this 5 euro bargain!

Unboxing

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WTF: Exhaust pipe routed through Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31

January 11, 2015 in WTF

Being one of the early bloggers about kaido racers (aka bosozoku style) I don’t get a high brow often, but this JTTC Calsonic Nissan Skyline R31 race car replica in the shape of a kaido racer really gave me a WTF:
WTF Exhaust through NIssan Skyline R31
This video features a couple of Showa cars that are either kept (in mint) bone stock or modified to a great extend, including this Nissan Skyline R31 GTS-R. Now the interesting part is why the owner chose to hacksaw a big hole in the floorpan where the passenger seat used to be and routed the exhaust to the side of the car (through the sill) and not chose to do it directly through the sill from the . Or even welded something around the exhaust pipes to keep the noise levels a bit down. On the other hand, this makes the modification more obvious for the eye…

Apart from this Skyline there are the following cars: Toyota Celica GT-R AA63 (unmodified), Dual-Factory green Toyota Publica Starlet KP40, Body-Make Nissan Bluebird 810 coupe kaido racer, kyusha kai pigsbutt Nissan Laurel C130 on Hayashi Sakura rims, kyusha kai Nissan Skyline GT C110 on Racing Hart rims, Toyota Crown MS80 kaido racer, orange Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 and a white G-Nose Nissan Fairlady 240Z S30.

You can watch the whole video below: Read the rest of this entry →

Picture of the Week: Datsun 180B sedan cutaway drawing

January 10, 2015 in picture of the week

The Datsun 180B (Nissan Bluebird 810) is one of my favorite Nissans of all times: it is right between Nissan’s coke-bottle styling and the more serious and cooperate squared off designs of the 70s. So not surprisingly I printer this cutaway drawing of the Datsun 180B and put it up on the wall:
Datsun 180B Cutaway drawing
I do fancy the design of the Datsun 180B two door coupe a bit more but I can’t complain, can’t I?

Found at: favcars

Japanese Rustoseums: cutaway Nissan Bluebird SSS 910

April 30, 2014 in rustoseums

Yesterday I posted a cutaway picture of a Suzuki Fronte Coupe LC10W and today I have an even more impressive cutaway car: a Nissan Bluebird SSS 910!
Japanese Rustoseums: cutaway Nissan Bluebird 910 SSS
Well, actually it isn’t drawn… It has been scavenged for panels, then standing outside too long and the whole body structure collapsed some time ago. So in other words: just like a cutaway picture you can see its inner bowels very well! 😉

Sorry for the very very low res photos but the source did not feature anything better…

This proves the provenance of the shell: Read the rest of this entry →

Practical Classics: British cars versus Japanese cars

January 24, 2014 in Magazines

I’m a subscriber to the Practical Classics Magazine and I just noticed their March 2014 cover:
Practical Classics Magazine March 2014
British versus Japan?
Kujira Crown coupe versus Ford Capri?
Triumph 1300 versus Corona?
Allegro versus Compagno?
Marina versus Bluebird?
Cavalier versus Accord?
I think only the Kujira Crown is going to lose in this battle! 😉
Oh boy, I can’t wait till it drops on my doorstep!

Family Album Treasures: I sense a pattern here

July 25, 2012 in Family Album Treasures

I have this habit of browsing through Japanese blogs/pages/minkara searching for a specific term. In this case I was looking for a Nissan Bluebird 910 and ended up finding this gem:
Family Album Treasure: Nissan Bluebird wagon 910
A real Family Album Treasure!

But browsing through the owners blog I started to see a pattern: Read the rest of this entry →