28 October 2014

History And Scale Model...160J SSS KP710 Violet Turbo.

Along the journey of rediscovering the Datsun 160J SSS KP710 Violet Turbo Group 5 of 1974, I've come across the beautifully Japan made Nichimo 1/24 Scale model of it known as the "Nissan Turbo Violet". Of late I've discovered mention of this Violet-Turbo as the Japanese called it in their own Nissan website as follows: www.nissan-motorsports.com/JP/HISTORY/MACHINE/

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Nichimo's 1/24 scale model

I guess the stories told me in 1993 by racing car folks in Kuala Lumpur were true. Two units of the three that arrived from Japan for the 1974 Selangor Batu Tiga Shah Alam grand prix were shipped back to Japan after car #123 took victory. After all, Nichimo would have had to have access to the actual car to take pictures and make measurements for their moulds for this model.

A short blog by a Japanese enthusiast can be found here:  http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/cy50daxtogc8/28058157.html with Google translate to help out.

For an excellent build of the model, refer this site: http://rally037.web.fc2.com/gar49.html

And then I found and bought a copy from eBay...apparently the last one as Nichimo was reported to have stopped production of this model only recently!

I've discovered another website that seems(my guess) to have a good enough connection with Nichimo so that they would run another batch through their moulds albeit at a higher price now. Last order deadline was however 03/Jul/14. Hopefully they will be able to do another one later on if demands are enough. Refer to:

My scale model arrived:

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