• 'Old Blue' Datsun 1200


    A few years ago I purchased and imported into New Zealand a 1967 Pontiac Firebird with the intention of building it into an FIA Group 2 historic racing car. Over the next couple of years I collected various parts, some of which were quite rare. But I didnít progress beyond parts-collecting, and the project really didnít go anywhere.

    A big part of the problem was that, as a motoring writer, Iím blessed with being both really busy and with little time to build a race car from scratch, but not wealthy enough to pay someone to build the car for me! The stalled project was eventually abandoned, and I sold the rolling body and a few of the parts. I kept most of the rare parts.

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