The famous story of Robert Ingram’s Gibson Motorsport-built, 1991 Bathurst-winning Nissan Skyline GT-R has come full circle, with the GMS crew starting the freshly-restored beast for the first time as it prepares for its first outing in years.
Built in 1990, Chassis number two participated in the 1991 Australian Touring Car Championship, winning at Mount Panorama. For the 1992 season it was converted to GMS Winfield colours before being sold to Prutiral Ratanakul Serireongrith of Thailand. ‘Pharn’ was already well-known to Fred Gibson, the Gibson crew having rebuilt a Japanese built R32 GT-R racer for him previously.
Chassis two was raced in Thailand and Malaysia before an incident led to the GT-R being returned to GMS in Melbourne for a rebuild. It was then sent back to Asia, where if competed in the Mount Fuji round of the Japanese Touring Car Championship.
It was eventually sent to storage, where it lay dormant for around 15 years until Robert Ingram uncovered it in 2007.
Gibson Motorsport was entrusted with the engine, driveline and suspension rebuild as Ingram’s GT-R was brought back to its former glory, wearing its 1991 warpaint once more.
Now entering the final stages of its resurrection, GMS fired up ‘Godzilla’ in its Hallam workshop, the culmination of an exacting rebuild to period-correct specification. Turn up your speakers and enjoy:
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