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1990 Nissan Cefiro 2.4 GTS-R Part 3: Our A31 Gets a Paint Washover

First of all, we would like to apologize to the countless loyal followers of our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series for the delay in the updates. Thank you , dear readers, for your emails and PMs asking about the current status of our project cars. We have to admit that we slowed down a bit in the last few ...

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1989 & 1990 Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40) Part 2: Our Twin Restoration Work Commences

First of all, we’d like to start with some clarifications: In Part 1 of this Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series on the 1989 and 1990 Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40) luxury sport sedans being restored at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works in Marulas, Valenzuela City for our patron and good friend Rodger Yu, we wrote that the paint finish of ...

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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0 SWB Part 7: Debugging Our Big Cat

After our 1995 Jaguar XJ6 was cleaned and detailed by our good friends from Meguiar’s Philippines at the end of August 2021, we left our now-elegant and shiny Power Wheels Magazine project car at the workshop of JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works in Marulas, Valenzuela City for their technicians to continue retracing and fixing the wires that were chewed ...

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1978 Toyota Celica XX Supra Part 2: We Take a Closer Look at Our First-Year, First-Generation Supra Project Car

In Part 1 of this Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series on our recently-acquired 1978 Toyota Celica XX Supra, we narrated how we found the car on Facebook Market Place and became intrigued with its low asking price that we were compelled to see it on December 19, 2021 despite the gloomy weather and holiday traffic. We saw that it ...

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1978 Toyota Celica XX Supra Part 1: We Got Ourselves a First-Year, First-Generation Supra Restoration Project!

It wasn’t just the car that caught our eye when we were browsing the vehicles for sale on Facebook Market Place but the seller’s asking price: P120,000 is far too cheap for a 1978 Toyota Celica XX Supra. Based on the article “Here’s What The 1978 Toyota Celica Supra Costs Today” posted at hotcars.com last December 17, 2021, the prices ...

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1990 Nissan Cefiro 2.4 GTS-R Part 2: Looking At What We Got, Getting It Clean, and Learning Something New Everyday

In Part 1 of this Power Wheels Magazine Project Car series, we narrated how we came across an online ad about a 1990 Nissan Cefiro 2.4 GTS-R, how we were able to buy it for just P50,000, and how we took it from San Benito Sur, Aringay, La Union on board a borrowed flatbed tow truck and deposited it at ...

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1990 Nissan Cefiro 2.4 GTS-R Part 1: An Automotive Wish Fulfilled After 32 Years

When the Nissan Cefiro 2.4 GTS-R (A31) was launched in 1989, I was working as a salesman for Metro Motors, a Nissan dealership located at the ground floor of the Atrium Building along Makati Avenue in Makati City. The brand’s local distributor at that time, Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc. (NMPI), allowed the dealers to come up with their own in-house ...

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1989 & 1990 Jaguar XJ6 (XJ40) Part 1: Setting Things in Motion

After reading about our 1995 Jaguar XJ6 (X300) project car here in our Power Wheels Magazine website, our good friend Rodger Yu invited us to take a look at two Jaguars that he’s planning to restore for his two sons. He sent us photos of his two cars and we found out that they are XJ40-series XJ6s that were made ...

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Happy 25th Anniversary, My 50-year-old Baby!

This 2nd week of September 2021 marks 50 years since my 1971 Chevrolet Camaro RS has been assembled at the General Motors (GM) plant in Norwood, Ohio, USA.  I bought the Camaro as a project car in 1996, restored it and displayed it in the Trans Sport Show in 1998, stored it from 2003 to 2008, revived it in 2009 ...

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