Tuesday 12 January 2016
Scale Seventh Skyline..
after posting pics only a couple weeks ago of one my brother once had.. here we all are again.. with more N13 content.
Usual lead-in; browsing Goo/Carsensor/yahoo/whichever, having a grand old time relaxing over listings of cheap old cars I'd possiblykindamabe consider purchasing (..one day.. maybekindapossibly..) and inevitably, yet another gem..
In Langley GT guise, Nissan takes what already looks like a miniature R31 Skyline to my eyes, and adds a whole heap of small even-more-skyliney details - just look at those tail-lamps!
...the comment under the first picture isn't something I made up; these were genuinely advertised as "Skyline-mini"!
As is always the case, its not a whole lot of money either. Currently for sale at dealer north of Tokyo, for a fraction under 600,000yen. A solid asking price compared to the equivalent Pulsar sedans local to me, but somewhat higher in spec, in great shape, and the difference obviously can't be too significant!
Silhouette' steering wheel.
All in really nice shape, and fully supporting the claimed 53,000km. Looks to be virtually no wear to not only the seat fabrics, but even the heel area on the floormats!
As always, great to see it hit 27years still with its original radio...
A twin-cam CA16DE was fitted to the Langley GT TWINCAM.. and is the only variant to sit above the 'regular' Langley GT we're looking at here.
..because design-wise, the Langley is interestingly a lot closer to the Australian N13 Pulsar (Grille, lights, bumpers) than the Japanese N13 Pulsar is.
For comparison, here's an Australian N13 sedan in what would be the closest levels of faux-sports specification: The Vector SSS...
Single-cam 1.8 rather than the 1.5, directional 5spoke alloys rather than hubcaps, Sports seats (from the Skyline Silhouette), and a Viscous LSD standard.
It mightn't have round tail-lamps and GT badges.. but in condition being equal..? ..bugger it - I think I'd still take the SSS!