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I'd like to hear from any 32 owners who have the Janspeed conversion plate under the bonnet. With the assistance of Janspeed themselves I'm attempting to find out roughly how many of the original cars are still out there, and what work was carried out by Janspeed.

So, if you've got one of these plates, I'd be interested to know the conversion number and hopefully will be able to tell you more about your car's place in history.

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John,

When I bought my 32 from Middlehurst 4 years ago now, I had a choise:

The car I chose, a newly imported '92 R32 completly standard with 26 km on the clock,

or

A black Janspeed car with 70+km and modified to 450bhp odd.
All I remember of it:
it was sold some weeks after mine.
The reg plate I do remember, A15 GTR.
But I do seem to remember that it was written
off by its new young owner days later.

Both Rod Bell/Gazmo1 and Abbey motorsport will be able to throw
some more light on to their where abouts now.

Happy hunting.;)
 

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Abbey

I would say talk to abbey as the boys at Oxted have seen some 500 skylines or so or have worked on them.
So should be able to help more.
More than anyone else in the UK I think.
 

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Back to 32's

Were actually talking about the early years of R32's here, not Skylines in general.

Tony did work on a few, back then, for friends, but most went through Middlehurst.

I have, (Years ago now) talked to Rod about the remaining Janspeed cars, and he did
know of the where abouts of a few.
Plus he knew of the one Ford had when developing the Escort cossy,
(Ford obviously didn't look close enought!!!!):rolleyes:
The car that encouraged me to get mine.:D :D
 

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Bloody Janspeed plaque!

My R32, supplied by Middlehurst, was a Janspeed one; dark blue pearl and tuned to around 440bhp.
That Janspeed plaque cost me a lot of money as when the warranty people went to examine the allegedly "standard" car (after the engine exploded spectacularly at 180mph in France) and saw the Janspeed plaque, they said no to the engine replacement. Doh!
I sold it to a guy called Mike Henley in 1997, reg no. GTB 14V (originally bought for my 308) but I have no idea where it is now. If Joss finishes restoring the Owners Cars section, you'll be able to see a pic and description again.
 

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Janspeed have records of the 40-odd 32's that were converted by them ( but they are still looking for the record book!). It's these 40 or so cars that I was mostly interested in.
Of course there were many cars imported through various channels from 93 onwards.
The number on the Janspeed plate indicates when the car was converted in chronological order.

I know Ross has one...'cos he bought it from me! ( Number pls Ross)


Hopefully some others can fill in the gaps...they can't all be dead!

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Janspeed R32

The R32 racecar I used to have was a Janspeed car. It's not there any more since it was burned. The car was sold to Germany by Janspeed; I bought it from there. It was a non-seem-welded GrpN car with a bolt-in cage. I had a 80 liter safety tank with it, made by Janspeed.

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I know for a fact that the late Keith Odor(Janspeed founders son) had one, I once went to a BTCC open day at Donington, with the Nissan Old Spice Touring Team. and in the Paddock was Keiths car, I remember then thinking what a wonderful grey metalic colour. Would love to know what happened to it. I was a great admirer of Keith, and a great loss to us all. If anyone knows what happened to it, let me know.

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Hi John,
Nice to see the History book opened up and heres my 2 pence worth.
Conversion plate no.91101009. was issued to the car with a registration no 1 WAR.This makes me think it may have been a Warrender Car? but the trail ends there as Warrenders no longer in existance as the original company and the guys now trading under that name do not have any records.Middlehursts have traded the car 3 times but unable to give many details as the records are archived on there old computer. They should have some knowledge of Janspeed 32's as well as Mark and Tony @ Abbey.Are Janspeed still trading? I'd heard theyd gone to the wall.
Interesting thread!
Try Steve Riches of the Group B car Club as he maintains the GT-R register.

Regards ,

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Paul,

For all I know, Keith Odor died in a tragic accident on the Salzburgring (correct me if I´m wrong please) where a car drove into the side of his car (Primera I believe ?). Wasn't that due to a blwon up tire or so ? I've actually seen it happen on TV. Very, very unfortunate indeed. I believe side impact regulations have been tightened due to this accident.

I know of another car that was in Germany that might have been the car you refer to. It was from the same person I bought mine from; it could have been the one you refer to. I'll ask the next time I meet them.

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Andre,
Nice to hear from you, How did your tuning session go after I saw you at Donington at Tuning Japanese?. As you say Keith died at the Salzenburgring as he was sidewalled. He would probably have been saved, except it took the medical team over 20 minutes to reach him(there were no medical team at the track). I had met him a couple of times, and he always had time to talk to anyone who was interested in motorsport. This affected me for many days as I was watching the race live, and he was for once doing really well. It is just ashame that they only change the regulations after someone dies. what are you doing at the moment regarding racing?.

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Got a Janspeed rollcage

When you get in touch with Janspeed could you ask them if they have any door bars for their one-off rollcage? Used to be in Andy Middlehursts race R32 to my knowledge!

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James

I'm very sorry to say that I've taken the Janspeed bolt-in cage including the side bars to the scrap yard. On the other hand, the cage had been affected by the fire and therefore weakened and of no use for serious applications. Why don't you address a certified roll-cage constructor to get the additions you want !

Paul

Thanks for the info. I've kind of remembered the outlines of the accident but not the full details. There's a saying in Dutch : " de put wordt pas gedempt nadat het schaap is verdronken" which is something like "the well is damped only after a sheep has drowned".

Re racing: next Saturday VLN 3.5 hour Nurburgring in a new Clio RS; planned to test my R34 on 5/6 April on the 'Ring.

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Cheers Ross,

Looks like our two were out of the same batch, which I believe may have been the first five in. (What a bloody coincidence to have owned two cars with consecutive numbers,.... and didn't realise until now :p )

I wonder what your model number is...think mine is 0114 or something ( on the nissan blue plate)

Sounds like a few have gone missing over the years...but I have a feeling that the one on the GTR32 site could be out of the same batch.

And yes... Janspeed are still there.

http://www.janspeed.com

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Thats interesting...might have been from the first five as well.
Even if its no longer around..at least its accounted for.


John
 
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