I wonder how much that is ? and is it the one that came in a couple of years ago
'collectors' and/or 'investors'... ugh. Well, perhaps unfair to collectors if they are genuine enthusiasts who actually use the cars they collect, but, in general, I find the idea of old rich blokes buying cars to sit around as part of an investment portfolio to be sad and irritating. Especially when, as often is the case, they have little understanding of, or intrinsic interest in what they have.
Somebody who owns a particular car doesn't have any obligation whatsoever to anyone else to "use" it, or to put it in front of people like me so that I can gawp at it. That's up to them. As long as they take care of them appropriately, it's none of my business.
I agree that it would be nice if they actually coveted, researched and fully understood some of the cars they own.
Its a Nissan. Emphatically, categorically, Nissan.
Firstly, the best way to 'take care' of a car is to use it !
It would be nice also if they shared such a rare and sublime car ie allow it to be seen.
...And would here be an appropriate place to ask why the dizzy-coil lead drapes across the front of the engine when the coil could easily have been fitted to the RHinner wing AND be in the perfect place for the wiring to pass direct to the steering column ?
Simply because the shell stampings were all made alike and for the majority of models using the L-gata with the dizzy on the LHside ,
If so, I'm surprised that Nissan didn't 'speciality' the PS30 a little more to reduce cable length etc....
Wheels? The advert suggests that they are original fitment.
You'll be fighting a (customary) losing battle to try and 'prove' that the S30-series shells - at launch - had a strong bias to the L-gata engined versions. Quite clearly - if you actually know what you are looking at - the 'shells were cleverly designed and engineered to cater for both LHD and RHD variants, and L-gata and S20 variant powertrains and accessories. Many of the S20-specific requirements are staring you in the face on an L-gata equipped car. You probably haven't noticed many of them.
You ask about the coil and associated wiring, and suggest it is poorly sited on the S20-engined variant. Where would you have put it? The RH side of an S20 engine bay is pretty crowded, what with the distributor and HT leads, induction box, filter ducting, blow-by separator, alternator and regulator, fuel piping and filter, brake and clutch piping, steering rod etc etc. And you think the coil would go where, exactly?
You haven't mentioned the CDI ignitor and associated wiring, I notice. You'll probably need to 'remind' yourself of their location before going further.
I'm not trying to 'prove' anything Alan - I'm asking.
...because the shell stampings were all made alike and for the majority of models using the L-gata with the dizzy on the LHside
Decent " opening " price.