Thursday, 14 June 2018

The furious Group C ATCC '84 Bluebird..

Lazily diving into a little more phone-photo-tastic detail on a couple Instagram posts from October last year..

"The Group C 910 Bluebird George Fury piloted to pole position (and a lap record that stood for years) at Bathurst in '84. Just one of the awesome exhibits on display at the National Motor Racing Museum (at the base of Mount Panorama circuit, Bathurst) yesterday arvo.. #streetsweeper #groupc #georgefury #nissan #nissanaustralia #nissanmotorsport #nissansport #nismo #nissanblubird #910bluebird #bluebird #z18et #turbo #simmonswheels #mountpanorama #jameshardie1000 #nationalmotorracingmuseum #japanesenostalgiccar #1984"

"A better look at yesterday's 910 Bluebird, and the wild-aero-and-huge-Simmons essentials that helped define late Aussie Group C (CAMS) touring cars.. #groupc #atcc #australiantouringcarchampionship #georgefury #nissan #nissanaustralia #nissanmotorsport #nissansport #nismo #nissanblubird #910bluebird #bluebird #z18et #turbo #simmonswheels #simmonsv4 #simmonsmesh #wheelporn #mountpanorama #jameshardie1000 #nationalmotorracingmuseum #japanesenostalgiccar #1984"

...yeah.

A quick re-visit to the National Motor Racing Museum's website shows this isn't actually the car it presents to be, but a replica based on an original rally car. Odd. I wonder if it has the touring car's Z18ET turbo four? I wonder how close it is to the real thing? 
..so while these photos may only be a useful reference for other Rally-turned-ATCC replica builds out there (..uhhh, anyone..?); if we just crack out the ol' imagination... yeah, yep, this'll do.



4 comments:

  1. Hello i was just doing some old research on the good old BlueBird and your last comments are 100% correct as i was the person that built this car for Nissan as my Father was the head mechanic for Nissan Motor sport and the car in your photos actually has a LD20 Diesel Motor and the car came from Nissan but was for India market and in the boot is a 20 litre Jerry can for the fuel tank as the alloy one under Neath the is just a dummy one and i was the one that put the four bots holding the front spoiler on that you can see in the picture as the spoiler was ripped off every time it went to a event for show and every time i had to repair it and try hard to get it all back on and look ok and we had one spare spoiler left at the end of its life the day i loaded it onto a car carrier to go to the museum, if you would like anymore information on this car let me know and one more thing your will see the speedo is in miles per hour not Kilometres as for the Indian Market.
    Cheers Chris

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