Hi my name is Karl and I have an issue. People keep offering me lush cars. so instead of working on something I already have, I end up buying another and working on that instead. this viscious cycle leaves me with heaps of unfinished projects.... I might learn to say no one day.
so one day at work I was minding my own business when @datto_610 flicks me a text out of the blue, "I know of a turbo ld28 h230 in chch you keen? (H230 is the chassis code for a 260c sedan btw) Its pretty hard to ignore a text like that.
So went and had a look and took it for a spin around the block (no reg, no wof, no worries spec) came back grinning from ear to ear, such a hilarious car to drive. I had a chat to the owner found out his price. paid a deposit, said I would be back in the next couple of weeks with the rest of the money. easy right. sort of, unfortunately lots of projects leaves the cash flow a little tight at times. this was one of these times. luckily I have a very understanding younger brother @azzar. He agreed to finance the purchase while I sold one of the other cars I had recently finished (MK5 Cortina sedan).
The car itself is a 1975 Datsun 260c Sedan, came out originally as a 2.6 petrol, 3 on the tree with a bench seat. The guy who I got it off had owned it since 1981. so it has had a fair few mods over time. these include but are not limited to
an extensively sound deadened engine bay complete with old bits of tin pop rivited over the holes in the engine bay and covered in sound deadener
column 5 speed gearbox with custom "short shift" style linkages
power steering from a later model 260c
twin intercoolers with custom pipework that fits snugly behind the front bumper
sweet rust repairs that involve hammering the rust hole in a little then smearing bog over the top
pretty safe to say the previous owner was a Barry. in his defense slightly, The car is certified for the mods so he can't have done too bad a job (minus the rust repairs)
anyway, thats probably enough of a wall of text. you guys all came here to see pictures right?