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NISSAN SKYLINE KPGC211 GT-EX

2.0litre straight 6 turbo

1981, 59,000km, UK registered

100% original interior, not messed about with in any way, with original Hitachi tape deck, mats, dealer stickers as it left the showroom. Small tear on drivers seat fabric, but not messed about with in anyway. Every thing works as it should, (air con, electric mirrors, windows etc) No scuffs on plastic etc and the rubber skyline mats are like new.

The exterior bodywork is in excellent all round condition, with no rust to the seams, or hidden under the arch extenders etc. The underneath is incredibly clean not used in the wet. The paintwork is largely original apart some work done to the boot and bonnet. No hidden rust or rot, 100% honest condition.

The irreplaceable rear after burner lights are not cracked or damaged in any way. The chrome plated surrounds are in good condition but not perfect, and are right for the age of the car. I have thought about getting replated, but to be honest they would then look newer then the rest of the car, and it’s a fine balance when restoring an older car.

The brakes are original, and work… but very poor when compared to a modern car. They are what they are and things have come along way on 33 years..

The engine is 100% original, L20ET variant 6 cylinder turbo. Reasonable performance for a classic car. It’s a beast of an engine, probably the physically largest 2.0 engine ever made.. Engine is not messed about with in any way and is 100% original, with everything working as it should such as emission control, std turbo, etc etc. All the original Japanese engine bay stickers etc are in place. It is in excellent low mileage condition and I have been careful to retain originality for maintenance work. I have a spare crated engine with ancillaries, with the car, although the L20 engine should last for ever. I picked up the engine as they are not commonly available outside Japan in this particular variant. Gearbox, diffs are nice and tight and as expected for a low mileage car.

The wheels are original period deep dish alloy Watanabe, diamond polished and no scuffs, with new tyres, and Watanabe wheel nuts.

Suspension is some unknown make of coilovers, set as low as practical, because that’s how I like it.

Front headlights have a halogen conversion.

Thatcham approved alarm / immobiliser fitted.

New battery which has decided to go flat this evening, but I suspect that’s the alarm and lack of use in last 6 months. I used the car regularly over summer including the odd GTROC meet.

I have some chrome Nissan laurel side repeaters to replace the front ones, and a C10 style boot spoiler ready for painting and fitting which I have never got around to fitting.

I have the Japanese technical manual for the car, and engine, brand new, plenty of pictures and pretty obvious if you can’t read Japanese.

This is an excellent practical classic, which is a fun drive, with excellent reliability and practicality. These cars are really difficult to get hold of now, and even harder in the 2 door version in original condition. They are not really available through the auctions anymore, so if you want one, it’s a case of either good luck or going to Japan and finding one, and good luck playing that game. I have a few contacts for parts in Japan, although none needed.

£20,000.00 ono.

No p/x
If I had the space I would be keeping hold of, but I have not and need to free up some room and ££ for new projects.

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Tel 07843 327204
 

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Sorry to post on your For Sale thread, but...

This is a KHGC211, shirley?

L20E and L20ET engines were 'H' prefix code on C210/C211 series.

'P' prefix denoted 4cyl ( L18E and Z20E ) engines on C210/C211 series.

I have a vague recollection of discussing this on here before..... :nervous:
 

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I didn't even grt chance to say tick tock.

Amazing looking car - stunning. Good luck selling it. Im sure it'll get snapped up quickly.
 

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Sorry to post on your For Sale thread, but...

This is a KHGC211, shirley?

L20E and L20ET engines were 'H' prefix code on C210/C211 series.

'P' prefix denoted 4cyl ( L18E and Z20E ) engines on C210/C211 series.

I have a vague recollection of discussing this on here before..... :nervous:
My bad, I stand corrected, thanks for pointing out my error. Yes a quick search tells me that you have indeed pointed this out before. Different car though.
 

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Your servant, Sir!

Trev said:
What is your problem ps30-sb?
Loads. How long ya got?

But none of them are related to what's going on in this thread, so what's your problem?

I've already pointed out that there's no such thing as a 'KPGC211' chassis code, and now I've drawn attention to the fact that this car is a different car to the ( very similar ) car that JM Imports were selling last year. And on which - coincidentally - there was also a little bit of a question regarding the chassis prefix. You can make out the picture when you join the dots, see?

There's really no demonstrable depth of knowledge about pre-R32 series Skylines on this forum, so somebody has to try to be the Lollipop Lady and see the facts safely across to the other side of the road. Looks like I'm the one wearing the yellow outfit for now.

Oh and....

Trev said:
Great car, I'm sure not will sell very quickly OP.
...perhaps you'd like to take another shot at that?

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Sorry but your crapping on this for sale thread.

And thanks for noticing my iphone issues.....
All is good, it's constructive thread crap. This is not the car which Jurgen imported last Autumn. That particular car was not as original, went to Europe i believe, but has recently reappeared back in the UK. This vehicle was sourced on request, and has never been offered for general sale in the UK before.

What PS30-SB does correctly highlight is that knowledge in the UK/Europe about the early skyline is generally quite limited, and that the forum is fortunate is to have people with the knowledge, who are not shy in sharing. A Japanese classic is a completely different proposition to the equivalent classic Ford or say Vauxhall, especially if your aim is to keep in an original unmolested condition. Quite frankly it's really complicated understanding what's correct and what's not correct, especially when odd random parts require replacement and you are dealing with trusted middle men in Japan or using auction sites and specialist suppliers. Remember these were not exported to the UK/Europe and the equivalent Datsun shares little in reality. If you don't know where to look you will not just stumble upon what you need, and all the original manuals are in Japanese which just adds to the fun! Whilst there are a few in Australia, it's easier to deal with Japan.

The car is very original in every respect, and everything works and goes as it should. The new owner will not be disappointed, although if my r35 or BMW sell first, I will keep it, as it's for sale to generate space for a dedicated track toy, not for any other reason.
 

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Which i could afford it! I jus got my 993 with a massive maintence/tuning bill.

Looks the biz. Ima going to forward this ad around for you.

Cheers
 

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All is good, it's constructive thread crap.
Thank you.

Agree with everything you wrote, too. Owning a car like yours can be challenging sometimes, but that's all part of the fun. There's a greater sense of achievement to be had when you identify and source the correct spec / equipment, and the car pays you back when you get it right. It can be like curating a stately home...

Good luck with sale!
 

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All is good, it's constructive thread crap. This is not the car which Jurgen imported last Autumn. That particular car was not as original, went to Europe i believe, but has recently reappeared back in the UK. This vehicle was sourced on request, and has never been offered for general sale in the UK before.

What PS30-SB does correctly highlight is that knowledge in the UK/Europe about the early skyline is generally quite limited, and that the forum is fortunate is to have people with the knowledge, who are not shy in sharing. A Japanese classic is a completely different proposition to the equivalent classic Ford or say Vauxhall, especially if your aim is to keep in an original unmolested condition. Quite frankly it's really complicated understanding what's correct and what's not correct, especially when odd random parts require replacement and you are dealing with trusted middle men in Japan or using auction sites and specialist suppliers. Remember these were not exported to the UK/Europe and the equivalent Datsun shares little in reality. If you don't know where to look you will not just stumble upon what you need, and all the original manuals are in Japanese which just adds to the fun! Whilst there are a few in Australia, it's easier to deal with Japan.

The car is very original in every respect, and everything works and goes as it should. The new owner will not be disappointed, although if my r35 or BMW sell first, I will keep it, as it's for sale to generate space for a dedicated track toy, not for any other reason.
What you write here is of interest to me as I nearly bought that car which Jurgen imported and then another one which he had BUT as you say in such a market, providence is all so important. An ALL original car would be exceptional and would probably never go out of Japan, unless you had bottomless pockets etc
 
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