Tao…the Chinese philosophical word meaning ‘the path’ or ‘the route’. It meant nothing to me, until last week when I told my friend I need a project name for a car I was planning on picking up.
I asked him “your good at making up random names, think of a name for this car I wanna get” In milliseconds he said “Tao…Project Tao”. I repeated it a few times, asked him what it meant and in his drunken state, I watched him try to explain the meaning of this word for 15 whole minutes (even google didn’t help much). For his efforts and spontaneous randomness, I’m calling this project, Project Tao. Thanks Glen.
I travelled 100 miles North on Saturday afternoon to meet a private seller in North East London. I spent several months prior to this checking up on AutoTrader, Pistonheads and eBay for a decent Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R that appealed to me. There was nothing, they were all either already modified too much or too expensive because they were in pristine condition, until this one ad caught my eye…
1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
Arrived from Japan 2 months ago
HKS full exhaust system
HKS Boost pipe upgrade
It was perfect for me. It was clean, rust free and mechanically sound. This was the factory model with none of the N1 spoiler or trim, something that i’ll eventually source and put on myself so this is a great base to build up on.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking and took it to no better place than my local track, Goodwood Circuit. For more updates, pictures and progress on this, follow my Instagram @JohnsonKan. Enjoy.
The speedo and trip is still in KMH
This was one of my favourite features that came with the car. Old school Sony Mini Disc 6 Disc changer.
It even came loaded with Kumi Koda (female Jpop artist) album on it from 2001.
Country winding roads is a plus living by the countryside, perfect for the car.