Nissan R34 GT-R Z-Tune - Unique 'One-Off' cars in Australia pt.1

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Back in 2009, we put together a list of 13 of our favourite one-offs that had been featured in Unique Cars – or advertised for sale (not counting modified cars or ‘specials’). Topping the list was the Nissan R34 GT-R Z-Tune

 

Nissan R34 GT-R Z-Tune

From Unique Cars #300, Jun/Jul 2009

Until Nissan’s R35 GT-R lobbed Down Under, this was the hottest ‘Godzilla’ in town. Not to mention the most collectable. Just 20 were hand-built at the hot-shop of Nismo, Nissan’s motorsport arm in Japan. Owner John Kaias had to put in a special order and wait nine months before handing over a whopping $200,000 for his prized asset.

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Starting life as a stock GT-R, the Z-tune was stripped and rebuilt as a road-going racer, putting out as much as 470kW from its stroked 2.8-litre, twin turbo engine. Kaias wasted no time testing its awesome performance, clocking a 1.17.2sec lap at Oran Park and out-dragging a GT2 Porsche. The car was sold not long after it featured in Unique Cars, but remained in Melbourne.

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Our top 13 'One-Off' list:

1. Nissan R34 GT-R Z-Tune

2. Studebaker Commander Cabriolet

3. Porsche 959

4. Lincoln Model K Lebaron Coupe

5. Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

6. Chevrolet Corvette L88

7. Clement

8. 1938 Lancia Astura Farina Cabriolet

9. 1958 Buick Limited

10. Alfa Romeo G1

11. BMW M1

12. Ferrari 750 Monza

13. Dodge Daytona

 

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