A solid example of the 242 GT - this one a 1980 model with the front end changed over with 264 parts. This example was offered for sale in October 2018, asking $8,500 - with the seller noting the car is a one owner example.. Interestingly it has a Holden Commodore V6 3.8 ltr from a VN installed, with an auto transmission (this is an engine based on the GM Buick block).
Although it sold relatively well in Australia, 240k coupes rarely come up for sale, and prices of classic Skyline related vehicles have been going through the roof in the past decade. Known in other markets as the C110 Skyline, this represents a unique opportunity to purchase an Australian delivered example before it gets snapped up by an overseas collector.
The seller of this GT notes it’s been in the family for many years. We’re particularly excited that we’re able to showcase this car on Classic Register, as the only other example of a 240K coupe currently available is asking nearly $70,000 (here on carsales). That goes to show where prices of restored 240Ks could head, and makes the restoration costs for an example like this seem very worthwhile.
Originally fitted with a 6-cylinder 2.4l engine, a 2.6l has since been installed in this car (from a 260Z). It has a 5-speed manual gearbox, twin SU carburettors and a worked camshaft. A custom aluminium radiator and electric thermo fan have also been installed to improve reliability and cooling, and the battery has been relocated to the trunk. Add to that list a new starter motor and alternator, and the car is ready for the next lucky Datsun enthusiast.
Inside, the front seats have been re-trimmed, and are in excellent condition. The trim overall is in great order, with little to spend. In terms of the body, the car has some rust in the usual places (rear quarter panels) which would need to be tended to. A new rust-free bonnet has been installed, and the rest of the car is relatively solid.
For more information or to book an inspection, please contact Ben (preferably by text or email) by clicking the contact seller button above.
We spoke to the seller of this little survivor just before it sold. Just holding onto life, and certainly worth restoring, this GT was sold as a shell excluding the motor (which the seller was using in another project). This wasn't so much of an issue given that the motor in the car was not a genuine GT unit..
Otherwise, everything appears to be in place! Twin tanks, 7.5 inch brakes - it was asking $4K at the time (not sure what it actually sold for though). This only lasted a day online before it was snapped up..
This genuine matching numbers MK1 Cooper S is offered for sale in NSW’s Sutherland Shire, and has what we consider one of the best factory colour combinations available on the MK1 (Special Burgundy on Snow White). According to the ausmini MK1 Register, this is one of a small batch of Cooper S vehicles of this particular colour scheme built during 1967, with Snow White replacing Toga White around September that year.
The seller notes the vehicle’s body is very solid, with all rust professionally removed and plated. Paint and body work was completed approximately 3 years ago, and the only issue of note is a small dent in the trunk lid – a spare panel is provided with the sale. The exterior of the car is all to original specifications, other than the aftermarket wood and picket style plastic arches which could be easily removed if the new owner desires.
Inside, this example also keeps true to its factory specifications with the exception of a period Motolita style steering wheel, with correct red vinyl trim (re-trimmed a couple of years ago and in great condition). Amazingly, the door trims, headliner and carpet are all original – particularly hard to come by these days, and a testament to the vehicle’s owners over its life. The car is missing its original heater, however, we've seen a few come up for sale online recently which suggests they can be fairly easily sourced.
Importantly, this is a matching numbers car, with the body stampings and engine number matching the vehicle ID plate on the firewall. As a genuine Cooper S, all other identification features are where they should be. For more information on what makes a genuine S, see Classic Register’s MK1 identification guide.
The engine was rebuilt approximately 6 years ago at a cost of $6.500.00, and now runs perfectly. The only non-original mechanical fitting is a MK2 all-synchro gearbox. The car has done very little work since the engine rebuild, with just a few small trips on weekends. It also comes with a set of minilite style wheels with good road-legal race tyres fitted. A set of original steel Cooper S rims would not be hard to source if desired – often coming up on Ebay and Gumtree.
The car is currently on club registration – which is non-transferable. The seller doesn’t foresee any issues preventing the car from obtaining a roadworthy certificate.
For more information, please contact Jason by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
An example of a race prepped GTS offered for sale by classic car specialists in October 2018. This one doesn't look too original (wrong flares, alternative paint job, non-original interior to account for the racing equipment etc, but does appear to have the correct chassis number for a GTS. Check out the others on the South African Mini GTS register.
This solid example was advertised around 2015 in USA, and onlt the 5th MS series Toyota Crown Coupe on our register. It was advertised as a barn find at the time from an estate, and was last registered in 1983 - so has had very little use overall. It has its original 2.6 4M streight 6, power steering, power antenna, and original radio. The best of Japanese luxury at the time.
Another Australian Clubman GT found advertised in NZ - only 200 were exported there. Surprising that we've seen quite a few survivors. This one is a project car clearly, but everything is there and some serious work has already begun. Importantly the car comes with its disc brakes and correctlt prefixed 1206 engine.
At the time this one was advertised it was asking starting bids of $9,000 NZD plus, with a buy it now price of $11,000.
This one has been sitting on trademe NZ for a while, a great looking example of the 1200 in Orange - The seller at the time didn't clarify but it appears to have been fully restored to original spec. This one the first 1200 on classic register by the look of it. If anyone has a classic 1200 (particualarly a SSS) we'd love to seee it - sign up and add your car :)