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I had been looking on and off for this car for nearly half a year when lo and behold, I found a local shop that had this model in stock. Luckily for me, it was their last one. Hopefully, they will re-stock it for other collectors to enjoy.

This car was driven to victory at Daytona in 1992 by the trio of Hasemi/Hoshino/Suzuki. Beyond that, I don't know any more of the story behind the car. If anyone could provide any information, that wouild be much appreciated!

With thanks to Gary, here's some good information about the car/team:
  • The Japanese-crewed Nissan R91 ran a virtually flawless race on the way to an overpowering record victory. Co-drivers Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Toshio Suzuki beat the second placed Jaguar XRJ-12 by nine laps on the 3.56 mile circuit. The R91 gave Nissan its first international 24-hour victory averaging 112.897mph over the 762 laps beating Jaguar's old record of 112.857mph. The Nissan R90 of Geoff Brabham, Chip Robinson and Bob Earl was forced to quit with a seized engine.
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that was a very quick addition, i have one of it's sister cars Felix :wink as you probably will remember, i'm certain that i posted a pic(s) of it once
 
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Felix , this is all I could find out about the Nissan :

The Japanese-crewed Nissan R91 ran a virtually flawless race on the way to an overpowering record victory. Co-drivers Masahiro Hasemi, Kazuyoshi Hoshino and Toshio Suzuki beat the second placed Jaguar XRJ-12 by nine laps on the 3.56 mile circuit. The R91 gave Nissan its first international 24-hour victory averaging 112.897mph over the 762 laps beating Jaguar's old record of 112.857mph. The Nissan R90 of Geoff Brabham, Chip Robinson and Bob Earl was forced to quit with a seized engine.

Hope that helps :cheers

A nice looking racer and gorgeous pics as usual :nicejob :nicejob
 
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according to the box it raced in 1992

and it's a bordeaux passe partoux

and you've noticed that it tends to look different right?
well that's because of my flash settings :wink
 

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Very nice colour! It remind be of fine leather.

I don't use a flash. I adjust my aperture so that there's a good balance between brightness of the model and a control on glare off windows & shiney parts of car. How do you prevent nasty reflections with the use of a flash? Do you bounce the flash off the ceiling or some other surface?
 
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actually i got a diffuser on it, and i can rotate my flahs head horizontally & vertically
one of the better settings is turning the head 180° & 45 ° up
and then i can sett the strenghts of the flash
at this very moment i have it setup at -1EV, so that's for about 6meters away while i'm 1 meter away.
and the fix the flash on focal 14mm lenght, while i'm actually using 300mm most of the time
 
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You're not going to believe this... I was just looking at this model earlier today! Honest! May all of my 1/12s fall on my head if I'm lying.

Dejavu all over again. Same deal with Dr. J's 906. Great minds do think a like (okay, 2 great minds and a goofy one). :giggle

And do I need to tell you (AGAIN) how magnificent your pictures are? Simply amazing. :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob
 

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Thanks for those technical details. I had a feeling you bounced your light off. Unfortunately I haven't used SLRs before so I don't understand what the 14mm flash focal point really means. It sounds like a timing-related issue so that your car isn't supersaturated with light :confused :confused
 

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Whoa!! That's way too freaky Souky! Okay, what's the next car purchase we're goign to synch up on? :wink :giggle

I'm glad you like the pics too. All I tried to do was show the Ebbro model in the best way I know how. I guess I did okay.
 
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