ENEOS JDMCHICAGO Hakosuka
1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X
ENEOS – The world’s leading OE lubricant supplier for Asian automakers – has teamed up with Ginash George from Chicago, IL to bring you a very special restoration project.
Ginash is an active member of the JDM tuning scene as well as the owner, chief editor, writer and photographer for JDM Chicago – the Chicago-based online magazine, forum and community (jdmchicago.com).
The story behind his 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-X “Hakosuka” dates back to February 2008 when George visited the Nissan headquarters in Japan. His goal was to see the new Nissan GT-R since the car wouldn’t be unveiled in the US until later that year. Although impressed with the latest GT-R, he decided instead to look at its predecessor, the 1972 Nissan Skyline, and fell for its character and soul.
George found Eric Bizek of JDM Legends – a Utah-based company specializing in classic Japanese car importation and restoration – but its inventory of Hakosuka (a nickname given to this generation of Skyline coupe, meaning “box” and “Skyline”) was limited. The cars are in short supply everywhere, even in Japan. However, they found a nice example of the Skyline 2000 GT-X. Inevitably, the 40 year-old vehicle needed some restoration, which the company undertook.
When ENEOS learned about George’s Hakosuka restoration, it evoked the story of the company’s own JDM “factory fill” legacy. In the early 1970s, the JDM performance culture was in its infancy, but it soon became a phenomenon that spanned the globe and featured some of the most technologically advanced high-performance vehicles available at the time. Throughout that period and up to the present day, ENEOS has remained the leading OE supplier for Asian vehicles, continuing to be the top choice for performance applications. The Hakosuka is a fantastic symbol of the evolution of the Japanese motor industry and ENEOS itself.
The result of George’s journey is perhaps one of the best C10 model Nissan Skyline in the United States. ENEOS is delighted to share it with fans of Japanese automotive culture at SEMA 2016 and through a special video series, which explores GT-R culture, entitled “ENEOS JDM Evolution.”
MODEL: 1972 KGC10 NISSAN SKYLINE 2000 GT-X “HAKOSUKA”
OWNER: Ginash George, Chicago, IL
ENGINE: 1998cc L20 I6 six-cylinder engine with triple Weber 40 DCOE carburetor kit, GT-R headers, Fujitsubo exhaust, mechanical fuel pump block-off plate, Nismo fuel pump, wire tuck, battery relocation, fusible link set
TRANSMISSION: Five-speed manual gearbox
BRAKES: Sumitomo MK63 front calipers, banjo kit and steel braided lines, GT-R slotted rotors. Stock GT-X rear drums
SUSPENSION: Koni shocks front and rear, T3 adjustable camber plates and coilover kit, RS Start adjustable collars and springs, custom zinc-coated rear strut mounts, rear camber kit
WHEELS & TIRES: 15×9” ET -13 front and 15×10” ET -25 Watanabe R-Type wheels, 205/50 R15 front and 225/50 R15 rear Falken Ziex ZE912 tires
EXTERIOR: GT-R style front spoiler, fender flares, rear spoiler and original Skyline GT-R tail light conversion
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