OK, I’m what can best be described as a ‘Serial Modifier’ and own quite a few vehicles not one of which is as it left the factory! So I thought I’d better post what is looking to be my biggest project……….so far! I bought my 260Z around nine years ago with the sole intention of doing an RB26 swap. I had previously seen a photo of one in Japan while on the gtr.co.uk forum and thought it was the perfect combination of styling and performance. Having spent a considerable amount of money modifying my R34 GTR from 450bhp to well over 700bhp, the initial plan was to do the swap as cheap as possible with mostly second-hand parts, leaving the car pretty much as I bought apart from flares, seats and a new set of wheels. My personal preference was the JDM styling look, which I like on most Japanese classics, as opposed to stock . I bought the McKinney swap package and started buying performance engine parts including a single turbo kit. Just after that I moved to sunny Cyprus and the project ground to a complete halt with the car locked away in a garage. Fast forward to eight years later when I eventually got my finger out…….but only after having too much time to think about the plan for the old girl! The plan changed from a budget build to a full on restomod, with almost every aspect of the car being worked on, requiring the purchase of a MAHOOSIVE amount of aftermarket and upgrade parts. I know this might have some people reeling in horror but like I said before it’s what I love doing. I’ll try not to make it too ‘Chav’ but bear in mind I own a car with black and yellow wheels! While I was across in Scotland in 2015, doing some training for work, I managed to get the car started (new battery then second turn of the key) and all of the parts packaged. They were shipped over to Cyprus and I commenced the process of getting her registered. I had previously imported six cars with no issues but as the 260Z is a classic it became quite a bit more complicated, taking around a month instead of the usual three or four days. But enough of the boring background stuff!