Built not bought, this was the major theme the was…
Usually seeing a sh#t box down south would not raise any eyebrows but on a recent trip to D1NZ Christchurch, parked up in a small show & shine area there were a whole bunch of really nice rides, 99% of them with slick paint jobs, shiny wheels with real show level presentation. Also parked up with these rides was this car #SHTBOX a C34 Nissan Laurel oozing attitude.
First impressions was that it was destined for the scrap heap with a crap motor and some skyward facing exhaust pipes. On closer inspection to the vehicle there was a whole heap more going on.
A mint 440ci V8 with dry sump set up and a bucket load of personality as you will see in the pictures below. Here are the stats on the vehicle:
1994 Nissan C34 Laurel
Suspension: Tein adjustables – Hardrace adjustable arms – Modified steering knuckles – Offset rack spacers – R33 GTR brakes – Solid spool R200 diff
Wheels: 17×9 Diesel D window
Engine and gearbox: 440 big block – Chrysler Forged steel crank – polished and balanced Eagle H beam rods – JE pistons and rings – ACL bearings – Howards cams camshaft – Milodon stainless valves and double valve springs – Comp cams, pushrods and lifters – Roller rockers – ARP head studs, main studs and rod bolts – SCP dry sump oil pump – Weiand tunnel ram Twin Holley 600 double pump carbs -Aeromotive fuel pump and reg – Mopar performance electronic ignition – Billet high charge alternator – Fenix v8 Holden Commodore radiator – Chrysler 727 three speed shift kitted (manualized) automatic trans with B&M ratchet shifter.