Rare 1965 Studebaer Commander 2-door, this one fitted with the Chevy 6-cylinder in one of our favourite colours, Tahitian Turquoise. Would look amazing with the Daytona style vinyl roof and a few more accessories, but looks to be in excellent condition with very low mileage. The original trim looks excellent. The seller at the time noted that the car had absolutely NO rust..
Only the 3rd on our little register, this 1988 Nissan gts-x was advertised on trademe NZ in March 2019 asking $10,500. Looks a little rough but quite original - would suit someone looking for an easy project, to bring it back to all factory spec and get the factory Nissan dish wheels back on it :).
A few specs noted by the seller at the time:
This “Sovereign metallic” Fairmont Ghia would make an ideal and easy project for the XE enthusiast – notably having very little rust in the body. Although the vehicle’s interior has been disassembled, the full original (and immaculate) trim is included with the sale, as are the original snowflake wheels. The seller notes the car runs well, with no obvious mechanical issues.
The seller has owned this vehicle for just under a year, and due to having several new projects, needs it gone. The car has travelled only 217,000km from new on its original engine, and its overall condition suggests it was not a coastal car. Not only is this evidenced by the state of the body, but the cloth Chamois interior (which is currently in dry storage) is in amazing condition. The roof lining in the car is also fully intact and although slightly marked would clean up very well, as would the carpets which display no signs of serious wear.
This particular car is a September 1983 build, and has to be one of the best unrestored bodies on the market when it comes to rust. It’s certainly one of the most solid unrestored XEs we’ve come across in recent times, and even the majority of the paintwork is in great condition. The main exception to this is the roof, which has seen the clear coat deteriorate, and would likely need a re-spray.
When we inspected the car, there were only small areas of spot rust or surface rust, and a couple of rust holes on the bonnet. There is also an area we spotted at base of the rear driver’s side quarter panel which may need some attention before it spreads. Those areas have been detailed as best possible in the photographs, and are relatively minor. There are also a couple of small dents in the body, the driver’s guard being one location. The rear valance panel has been bent out of shape and would likely need replacing.
This would make an easy restoration project with only minor body repairs required, a bit of paint and reassembly with the existing trim which is already in brilliant condition.
At $8,500, the seller notes the price is negotiable. For more information or to arrange an inspection, please sign-in and click the “contact seller” button at the top of this page.
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This XE Fairmont Ghia is an excellent original example, retaining its factory “Chestnut” paint and “Chamois” leather trim, making an ideal project for the XE enthusiast. The seller has had this car for less than a year, and having taken on several other projects in that time has decided that several vehicles in the collection must go.
This particular car was built in April 1982, and retains its matching number 4.1 alloy head 6, with 3-speed T-bar auto. The car has travelled a fairly hefty 391,000km, but still runs and drives well, and from a mechanical perspective needs little work to get back on the road. All doors open and close with ease, and panels are straight and accident free. Only the front grille / bumper needs some adjustment.
What struck us most upon inspection of this car is the state of the interior seat trim, and door cards. The seats are in amazing condition other than a small cut on the driver’s bolster – and the need for some leather conditioner on the driver’s seat where it’s showing some signs of discolouration. It appears as if no one has ever sat in the back seat, and few in the front passenger seat. When we inspected the car, we removed the front seat covers for what seemed the first time in decades, exposing the excellent Chamois leather. The roof lining has dropped a bit over the car’s 35 years, with a couple of tears at the rear, and would ultimately need to be stitched / cleaned up or replaced. There is also a crack in the front passenger corner of the plastic console – a new centre console panel can easily be sourced..
Although the paint is faded, a wash, polish and wax would see it turn up quite well on the majority of panels, subject to a few touch ups on the front bumper and grille. Prior to its current location, it is believed the car has been garaged most of its life, and as such has managed to avoid rust spreading to critical levels. Compared to many other XD/XE/XF models we’ve seen, the rust in this car is fairly limited. On inspection of the car we tried to capture the effected areas in the photographs, as best as possible. There are a few spots in the door jams that need attention, the worst of which being a 4cm strip at the base of the passenger B pillar. The other areas look to be isolated and not to have spread more than a couple of centimeters each. There are a few small spots under the mudguard edges, but the underside of the sills look to be reasonably solid other than small spots and surface rust. The roof, boot gutters, and front guards all appear solid, and the only other spot worth mentioning is the windscreen scuttle panel (a small coin sized rust spot), and a 20 cent sized spot on the passenger bulkhead under the hood. The bulkhead is otherwise completely solid.
At $10,500, the seller has advised they are open to offers, and encourages any prospective purchaser to have a closer look at the car. This would make an excellent project to restore as is, or modify to your personal liking from a good base. To contact the seller, please sign-up (it’s free!) and click the “contact seller” button at the top of this page.
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Spotted on trademe NZ in January 2019, this one was asking $90,000 NZD - had a fair bot of work done but still in need of some TLC.
At the time of sale, the seller made the following comments: Genuine M635Csi coupe – the greatest evolution of the ‘shark nose”. Only 524 made in RHD. Engine evolved from the M88 engine in the iconic M1. If you are reading this – you probably know the story.
This Brock Fairlane was spotted on Ebay Australia in Januiary 2019, and is apparently a Modern Motor Magazine Special Edition. Number 20 of approximately only 26 others made.
Original condition, and clearly in need of some TLC (with several rust spots visible from the images). Has its original two tone paint and factory sunroof, Paratus seats, Brock alloy wheels and steering wheel and instrument cluster.
Ford Brock Falcon S Pack NO 61 - this one spotted on Ebay Australia in January 2019, with no reserve. Has the worked Brck 4.0 litre
Has all the good features: 5 Speed Manual, Paratus Seats, Brock Wheels, Instrument Cluster and body kit. The seller noted that the car has been in storage for the last 5 years, and needs a bit of TLC to get back on the road. Paint needs attention and has small rust bubbles rear wheel arches, bootlid and edge of the bonnet. This is apparently one of only approx 126 made - could make a good investment as one of such as small batch of Brock Fords.
There were only 95 units of Tommy Kaira R based on Skyline R32 GTR made.
Each coming with their own unique plaque, this is TK273 (number "27" / year "3" for 1993).
Production volume info is certified by one of the two Tommy Kaira compagny creator, Yoshikazu Tomita and Kikuo Kaira.
They mostly buy Nissan cars to modify and sold branded by TK, but they use to modify Subaru's, Mercedes & more..
At the time two specs were availible based on R32 GTR : "RL" 300hp & "R" 350hp. From factory it's RB26DETT 280hp.
This vehicle is 2nd owner with 4000kms on it has only been driven to be serviced. This is car 15 of 20 made its in Showroom condition still has the original tyres. Always been garaged and covered has the factory S3 Sprintex supercharger which was changed by Mitsubishi later to S5 for recall. Car is as it left factory. It’s a collectors car not a daily driver. Also have all paperwork and memorabilia on vehicle from purchase including gifts and brochures, letters from Mitsubishi. Also certificate of Authenticity.