"Did he say sixth-generation Skyline..?!
Think a little lower peg. Think pedestrian. Think church carparks.. community halls.. a volunteer chariot behind a Salvation Army store..
..L24E non-turbo sixes, rear drum brakes, and big ol' block-o-colour tail-lamps: it's the Australian MR30 Skyline.
A rare beast nowadays; the R31 Skylines would have to outnumber these things 100-to-1..
..but since I've yet to do a full post on the Australian MR30's (despite constant posting of their Japanese-market HR30/DR30 cousins), here we go.. a handful of examples I've come across in recent times, starting with the two above from the TCCAV Sakura Picnic a couple weeks ago.
The same can't be said for this next car, spotted in a 24hour Kmart carpark late one night....
What's important here though, is that it's here at all. It looks like it's two tyres into the wrecker's yard as-is.. but we can't count it out just yet. I really hope this can just stick in there until someone else snaps it up..!
The next two cars weren't so lucky. From a wreckers run earlier this year...:
..and an equal shame, but for different reasons...
This painfully looked to have been such a nicely kept car too. Paint still shining. Carpets still soft and relatively clean. Seriously, it's a 30year old car.. it's survived so well.. and now this. Congratulations.
Love the large orange numbers, horizontally-resting needles, and subtle grid detailing. The full gauge set is an absolute bonus..
So there we have it.
Australian sixth-generation (M)R30 Skylines, in both Sedan and Hatchback body styles.. and everything from cherry original cars, to a worn-out daily driver, to the poor cars that slip through the enthusiast net. Hopefully these continue to get a bit more love locally, because (like earlier Skylines) good examples will start leaving the country if we don't...