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THE SUMO POWER SKYLINE R34 GTR 1999(T) "ICHIBAN" U/K Registered 15/08/2000 Chassis: BNR34004970 OPEN TO SERIOUS OFFERS OWNERSHIP: This UNIQUE car was created by Andy Barnes, co owner of SUMO POWER from an original 9000 mile unmodified R34 GTR which he purchased in 2001. The car was extensively developed as a show piece for SUMO POWER ultimately becoming the fastest U/K modified R34GTR over the 1/4 mile (road tyres) over the next five years prior to sale via the GTR forum to an enthusiast who kept the car until January 2009 when it was again sold to a European gentleman for use in France. The car returned back to the U/K 2.5 years later where upon ABBEY MOTORSPORT overhauled the gearbox and stored the vehicle. I purchased the car earlier this year and instructed ABBEY to complete a full check over, wheel refurbishment and mot prior to my collection. HISTORY: Without doubt this is one of the most written about Skylines anywhere in the world and to quote Andy Barnes back in 2006.... I've lost count of the many shows and exhibitions that the car has been to all over Europe and I think I have more than 10 magazines that she has been on the front cover of in Europe, the USA and even Japan let alone the hundred's where she is photographed inside and technically featured' Just GOOGLE up SUMO POWER or watch this cars outstanding performances on YOU TUBE and see the amount of information that still exists. For the enthusiasts who may not know this car's history they can then begin to appreciate the IMPACT and LEGENDARY following that this machine had created. Tax 31/10/2013. MOT 27/03/2014. SERVICING: Information is held relating to the constant attention paid to this car by SUMO POWER as they evolved the Specification. Since March 2007 Abbey Motorsport detailed invoices are available to the most recent inspection this year. In total around £160,000 pounds has been lavished on this vehicle not including the purchase price in 2001! EXTERIOR: Finished in BAYSIDE Blue the bodywork has a complete DO-LUCK bodykit fitted including a lift up bonnet, vented front wings, side sill extensions and rear bumper. The one exception is the replacement of the front bumper for a lightweight quick release version of the standard arrangement. I have had the front spoiler / bumper and bonnet refinished to a high standard. The current appearance is very pleasing with a lovely gloss to the paintwork, few marks worth a mention and overall looking just right and ready for the next owner to enjoy. INTERIOR: This car has the black leather interior with the seats trimmed exactly as the U/K supplied vehicles, the only difference being that the front seats have cut outs enabling the fitment of race harnesses. The carpets are covered with Skyline over mats and the interior has been carefully valeted and prepared and is now looking in very well preserved condition. ENGINE: ABBEY MOTORSPORT bottom end rebuild just 4500 miles ago utilising HKS (Step2) 2.8 L internals inside an R32GTR block whilst retaining the original cylinder head modifications, camshafts etc as developed for SUMO POWER. Running 1.2mm Steel head gasket and HKS 28/35 Turbines coupled with HKS 280 duration inlet / exhaust cams produced a maximum power reading of 638 bhp @ 7600 rpm and 502 lbs ft Torque @ 6050 rpm at the hubs measured on ABBEY's HUB based DYNAPACK chassis dynamometer running Super Unleaded fuel and 1.5 bar of boost. POWER CALCULATION FROM DYNAPACK AS FOLLOWS: BOOST HUB FLYWHEEL 0.9 BAR 500 570 1.2 BAR 550 620 1.5 BAR 638 708 SPECIFICATION: ENGINE: R32 GTR Block HKS 2.8L STEP 2 Upgrade Forged Piston Kit Forged Crankshaft H-Beam Connecting Rods JUN Oil Pump HKS Valve Springs HKS Camshafts ( Step 2 ) 280 duration inlet / exhaust. HKS Cam Pulleys HKS Billet Fuel Rail HKS Fuel Pressure Regulator HKS 28/35 Turbines (1.5 bar) HKS Exhaust Manifold HKS External Wastegates HKS Downpipes HKS SPF Induction HKS Twin Power Ignition Amplifier HKS Racing Type SSQV Blow Off Valves HKS Drag Crank Damper Pulley Kit HKS Triple Plate Clutch HKS Intercooler Hard Pipe Kit HKS GT Type Intercooler HKS Airflow Meter pipe kit HKS Steel Head Gasket 1.6mm HKS Oil Cooler System HKS Billet Oil Filler Cap HKS Tank Fuel Pump ( Feeding Swirl Pot ) TULLET / ABBEY repackable Exhaust System HKS EVC 5 Boost Controller (3 stage) MODIFIED Cylinder Head PORTED Inlet Plenum HKS Ported Exhaust Manifold GOODRIDGE Fuel Line System ALUMINUM Fuel Swirl Pot ARC Prestige Radiator kit with swirl pots / piping / head / plenum cooling kit SARD 1000cc injectors HKS Timing Belt Upgrade TRUST Oil Sump Extension Pickup Kit ELECTRIC Radiator Fan FCON driven BOSCH Motorsport 044 External Fuel Pumps SUMO POWER Intercooler Fan Conversion TRANSMISSION / RUNNING GEAR: Standard R34 Getrag Gearbox (Just overhauled) HKS Front Driveshafts HKS Rear Driveshafts R34 Standard GTR Suspension Units Fitted HKS HIPERMAX Pro Adjustable Suspension (Custom HKS build) QUAIFE Front Diff STOPTECH 6 Pot Calipers STOPTECH 355mm Brake Kit STOPTECH Front / Rear pads IKEYA Formula Traction Adjuster Rods IKEYA Formula Camber Correction Kit ( Rear ) IKEYA Formula Rear Subframe Spacers IKEYA Formula Centre Roll Adjusters NISMO Brake Lines WHEELS / TYRES: MICHELIN Pilot Sport 265/40 ZR18 N3 (101Y) RAYS Volks VR.G2 Forged Alloys refurbished Anthracite grey EXTERIOR / INTERIOR: Do-Luck Bodykit Do-Luck Floor Support Bars Do-Luck Rear Tension Set Do-Luck Rear Cross Bar Do-Luck Carbon Rear Lamp Covers Rolled Rear Arches Xenon Headlamps NISMO Carbon Side Trims NISMO Front / Side Indicator Set R34 UK Black Leather Interior Trim R34 GTR seats with Race Harness cut outs SCHROTH FIA Approved Race Harnesses Wheel mounted Line Lock switch for Front brakes Wheel mounted 4WD / 2WD switch HKS Mixture Controller HKS F Con V Pro ECU FIELD ETS Controller HKS Kansai Rear Wing HKS Kansai Front Strut Brace TOAD Alarm / Central Locking ALPINE 50w Radio / Single CD Player DRIVING IMPRESSIONS: Totally usable on an everyday basis and will sit in heavy traffic without problems. Using 570 BHP and cruising normally brings reasonable economy with expected response, at 620bhp this is a very serious car feeling very powerful no matter what performance level you have experienced. At the 709 bhp setting the power graph just goes vertical! I have been informed that this carís current performance level should see around 200 mph from a standing start in ONE mile! No, I have not verified this and maybe not quite the 9.68 sec @144 mph standing 1/4 mile performance (on road tyres) that this car has previously attained but sure gives one an idea of the potential. What a fantastic performance car! SUMMARY: An Internationally respected Skyline with press reports of the time stating that this was the most famous of the SUMO POWER demo vehicles. Named ĎICHIBANí (Number 1 in Japanese) this vehicle was quoted as being responsible for setting records in Europe as well as pushing the boundaries of the U/K aftermarket scene forward. Currently in Excellent condition and fully checked over by Abbey Motorsport this piece of Skyline folk lore is not to be missed. Considering the History, Condition, Specification and Performance, a guide price of 35k is sought however all OFFERS will be given consideration including part exchange. Please note the recorded mileage of 50870 cannot be verified. Part Exchange considered Credit / Debit and American Express cards accepted Please email Giles for a clearer selection of picture

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