BNR34GTR V-Spec II Nur – R-Tune – Originality Restored….
Having come from the classic car-side of the car world – I wanted something more modern that I could just jump in; start first time; go and make some noise through the tunnels, country lanes and sleepy Surrey, Hampshire and West Sussex towns and villages on a Sunday morning; leave it in the garage for a few days/weeks on-end; jump in it again and go blatting again when the weather and time of day was right for me. A hard-top with some heating, rigidity, handling and comfortable seats seemed like heaven.
A drive with a friend in an R34GTR in 2001 down the old A3 had always stuck in my memory banks – a 700bhp monster; 5-point harnesses and me, strapped-in, eyes glued to the G-meter and the inside lane traffic, bends and curves arriving and disappearing at warp-speed.
So……. the search was on for the rocking horse poo of BNR34GTR’s – a Nismo Z-tune.
NO CHANCE: all clearly sitting in private collections. No auction traffic. No publicity. No serial numbers. No registration numbers. Just the odd photograph and thread buried-away 20 pages down on a Google search.
As you well know – the next level down in the hierarchy is an R-Tune.
I joined the GTROC; registered on the ‘black’ site and also registered on the ‘blue’ site and became a passive, predatory member for a few months. Buried deep-down in these Forums are a few informative threads – but little of any substance.
No Z-Tunes; no R-Tunes and no S-Tunes on the market anywhere on the planet.
A few V-Spec II Nur and a few M-Spec II Nur – but they all seemed to be for sale from, let’s say, dealers that you guys just don’t recommend.
I found JPS’s thread ‘Shrek a R34 V Spec II NUR R Tune’ on the blue forum. He had begun this thread on the 24<sup>th</sup> of June 2015 – and this proved to be both an inspiration and aspiration.
After massive hours of homework with a laptop glued to my lap every night for months between September and December 2015 – the nostrils were honed, alert and hungry…..
At the end of September I was about to give up on the whole Z-Tune/R-Tune/S-Tune search when the only R-Tune visible on the WWW (apart from the one JPS had just secured) for at least 6 years….. and in the UK………had just been sold on eBay :-
Based in High Wycombe – this was the eBay ad :-
Time to do a bit more homework………
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