Tuesday, 10 July 2012

.. they just disappeared..

where did all the N13 EXA's go?

I randomly saw one today, and reminded me how few i see nowadays.
I used to like them when i was younger too. small, light.. targa roof.. popup headlights...
okay, I know they're fairly wussy, being just a flexible (and possibly heavier!) N13 Pulsar, but its just a good old sportscar.
I occasionally see them at the wreckers, and do my usual 'i wish this wasnt here' work of shutting the doors and putting the targa panels back in (.. thats for some reason 20metres away in the back of a Camry wagon..). but even that is getting less frequent.

I like the unique handles. Frameless glass, and the unique slatted rear lights.
Im fairly sure they were sold in Australia with a non-matching rear hatch too. interestlingly, they were also available with a rear canopy section, like a little wagon of sorts. The 'Sportbak'

Loving the tiny little pressed steelies in these pictures. never seen them before.
This silver Exa has a rediculous 22,000km on the clock, and sports..
 ..a CA16DE/5spd combo. a CA18DE/DET would have been nice, but beggars cant be choosers!

Inside we've got some sports seats, a decently chunky facotry wheel, and some feckin awesome mats. Im big on interesting factory mat patterns..

Aaaaand there's that Targa roof. pretty sad when that's its 'thing', but what a gimmick it is! im down - its like a manly 80's convertible..

and thats it.
yep, a post devoted to what most consider a hairdressers car. i couldnt give a shit - i think its interesting! :)

gonna save a post on N12 ET/EXA for later. cos' ffffuu.. now they're damn cool...!

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