A very quick and rare classic with the pulling power of 140 horses.
Sills under doors required steel plates to be welded, which cost about $200 NZ.
This car was purchased as a toy project. The model was a 2 door lift-back which I later found out were quite rare in NZ. The engine had just been reconditioned and came with twin Mukini carbs when I bought it. The engine was an 18RG.
In standard form this car was reasonably quick pulling somewhere between 140-145BHP and only weighing ~950kg.
Being 6"2 I found the 'cockpit' a bit small, however the drivers seat was very comfortable and all instrumentation within easy reach.
When I sold the car I had it running with hardened springs and at 184BHP with modifications to the exhaust, extractors and head.
I would recommend this car to any driver looking for a car that is bullet-proof and has outstanding accelaration for its year. This engine is particularly easy to modify. If I could get my hands on one, I would definitely buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th August, 2003