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A collection of photos of some of our restoration projects

NISSAN CEDRIC G31  
(1965 Model)  

  

    

Restored in 2009. Our latest completed project is a 1965 Nissan Cedric. We restored the car ourselves, with all the paint and panel work done under our house. Full details of the restoration can be found at CedriCam 

Winner of the Best Interior at the 2009 Classic Japanese Show and Shine. 


DATSUN  320  
(1962 Model)  

  

    

Restored in 2007. Our latest completed project is a Datsun 320, a "Model For Year" 1962 built in late 1961. A very early example, with chassis number 677. Painted in Sora Blue, and fitted with many factory options not usually seen on 320s, including stainless steel door frames, twin horns, radio, wide stainless steel side strips and a heater. It has a custom built timber tray, a P410 Bluebird 4 speed floor change gearbox and cut-pile carpets.   

Winner of the Best Commercial Vehicle at the 2007 Classic Japanese Show and Shine. 


DATSUN  FAIRLADY  SP311  
(1965 Model)  

  

    

Restored in 2006, Ruth's 1965 Fairlady. All completely original, except for the 2 litre H20 engine fitted with U20 pistons. Painted in Sora Blue, an original Fairlady colour.  

Winner of  the 2nd Best Car in it's Class at the 2006 Datsun Sports Owner's Nationals.  


DATSUN  FAIRLADY  SP311  
(1966 Model)  

  

The car was restored in 1986. At first it was 100% original but was later fitted with a 2 litre engine and alloy wheels. This car was Alan's everyday transport for 20 years and has done well over half a million miles since 1986. Painted Porsche Guards Red.  


DATSUN  320  
(1964 Model)  

  

Restored in 1990, we fitted it with the doors and wider side strips and interior fittings from a DP312 Bluebird deLuxe sedan to create a 320 deLuxe. It featured a varnished timber tray that I built for it and was laso fitted with a J15 engine and a hybrid 320/620 diff to make it a bit more pleasant to drive on the highway. Was used a the delivery vehicle for my business for a decade. Painted Merino White, an original 320 colour.  


PRINCE  SKYLINE GT-B  S54BE-3  
(1968 Model)  

  

Restored in 1987. This car was a Prince factory prepared race car, purchased as a special factory order in 1968. It had a higher compression engine, a 5 speed close ratio gearbox and a 120 litre fuel tank. It was used for circuit racing and hill climbs during the 1970s and rallys in the early 1980s. I restored it to original condition after the previous owner side swiped an embankment during a race. Was sold to a private race car museum in 1988.  


DATSUN  FAIRLADY  SP310  
(1964 Model)  

  

A near perfect condition 3 seater Fairlady 1500 restored to 100% original condition.  


DATSUN  BLUEBIRD  P312  
(1963 Model)  

  

A totally original P312. It was purchased from a wrecking yard for $100 and needed only paint and some minor trim work to return it to it's former glory. Painted two tone Merino White and Midnight Blue, an original 1963 Bluebird colour scheme.  


NISSAN  SILVIA  CSP311  
(1965 Model)  

  

This car was restored over a five year period starting in 1988. It is used only for show use and has travelled less than 3000 miles since 1992. It has won many trophies including best in class awards at three different Datsun Sports Nationals and second best paint, second best sports car and second best Japanese car at the Mt. Tamborine concourse. Details of the restoration can be seen at my Silvia Restoration website at http://www.angelfire.com/ns/silvia/restoration.html  


DATSUN  FAIRLADY  SP311  
(1965 Model)  

  

Restored in the late 1980s.White with a red interior, 100% original car, near perfect. In one of those odd little twists of fate we ended up buying this car back again in 2005 and restoring it again, it is the car at the top of this page.  


NISSAN  CEDRIC  WAGON  WP31  
(1964 Model)  

  

This car was restored in 1998 to original condition. It was a one owner car when I bought it and had travelled only 79000 miles in it's life. It has been featured in My Car magazine. Painted two tone Merino White and Midnight Blue, original Datsun colours from 1964.  


DATSUN  FAIRLADY  SP311  
(1966 Model)  

  

First car on the left, a very original 1600, red with a black interior. This photo was taken at a time when I had three Fairladys and a Silvia at the same time. It was very hard back then to choose what car to take when going out.  


DATSUN  FAIRLADY  SP310  
(1965 Model)  

  

A 2 seater 1500 painted black with a black interior. It was fitted with a U20 engine from an SR311 by a previous owner.  


DATSUN  320  
(1962 Model)  

  

An early 1962 320. In very original condition, and fitted with a timber body I built myself that is a replica of the 'milk truck' body that was available as an Australian Datsun distributor option in 1962.  


HONDA  S600 and HONDA  S800  
(1965 Model and 1967 Model)  

  

A pair of Hondas I restored in the late 1980s, a 1965 Honda S600 Convertible and a 1967 Honda S800 Coupe. Both restored to original condition.  


HONDA  S600  
(1965 Model)  

  

Another 1965 Honda S600 Convertible restored to original condition. 
 


 
 
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