• Feb 4, 2011
WekFest III is gearing up to take San Francisco by storm. The event is a celebration of Japanese automobiles and it kicks off at 1pm on February 20th, 2011. Last year, over 450 vehicles showed up, and this year should be no different. But there is one machine in particular that we're very interested in.

Fatlace, a boutique clothing store, is bringing along a stock 1974 Nissan Skyline 2000GT. The car will be shown off, then taken back into hiding to be transformed into the car you see pictured above... then given away to one lucky (LUCKY) winner.

Fatlace, thanks to the design work of the talented Mr. Jon Sibal, has a stylish end-goal for the Skyline. The car will be modified over the course of 2011 and presented to the winner at the Fatlace Klassik in October. We fully expect a ride.

[Source: Fatlace via MotorworldHype | Image: Jon Sibal/jonsibal.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      At least this one doesn't have messed up camber like the rest of the "hellaflush" cars
      • 3 Years Ago
      Has anyone ever driven a car with rearview mirrors this far on the hood? Do you even see anything?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe I RTFA wrong, but doesn't it say they are starting with a "...stock 1974 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT "...and , by October, TRANSFORMING IT into the car in the picture (ersatz GTR ?) ? This "stylish end goal" for the car doesn't promise any mechanical tweaks, so prolly not that much of a fun ride ?
      • 3 Years Ago
      The great grandfather of the GT-R.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Really need to know how to enter to win this car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        i think you gotta go to their website on feb 21, 2011 and where they'll release more information about the contest.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice and unique. This car reminds me of my cousin's Celica GT from the 70's. I learned to drive a stick in that car.
      • 3 Years Ago
      SKYRINE!!1!!11eleventyone!!1!

      that would be the perfect baby hauler..my wife is due on Feb 6th, but will be able to wait until October to take the baby out.

      Let me know where to pick it up.

      oh, wait....how do we enter?

      • 3 Years Ago
      cool car
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John H...

        There is something very classic about this bodystyle, and it's thin, finely carved lines that newer cars cannot, or will not reproduce.

        Even a Porsche 997 doesn't exactly replicate an original 911, although it is closer than this classic Skyline compared to either the G37(japanese Skyline 370GT) or GTR.

        This 74 Skyline is fantastic looking. A bit less common than an original Z, even. There is a certain appeal of thin metal trim pieces, and finely rendered parts, rather than a lot of "tupperware" on the body and interior of new cars with plastic bumper covers and plastic dashboards inside.

        I can somewhat see why people think the plastic fender flares are not a great addition. Steel fabricated fender flares would be better.

        Not that I dislike newer cars, that isn't it at all. (I really want a Z32, actually, which has a significant amount of plastic) But there is something a bit timeless about a car like the one shown.

        But, as said... with modern wheels, tires, brakes, etc... maybe one would want more current, reliable and powerful engine and drivetrain, as well, while still enjoying the classic looks.

        If modern cars were more timelessly styled, perhaps newer cars would eclipse these classics a bit more.
        • 3 Years Ago
        If it's like the other two fatlace skylines, it's slow as turds covered in burnt hair. Fatlace= really sweet looking rides with totally stock drivetrains, ie, looking fast without being fast, ie poser mobiles.

        It's definitely nice looking, but I wish fatlace wasn't so pretend riced out garbage, and built competitive cars.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gruv

        Couple of things. Firstly, I'd much rather have a stock drivetrain than the "improvements" that most people do when "tuning" their cars. Seriously, I don't mind seeing stock motors, it means the owner/tuning shop didn't F-it up. Secondly, to say ALL cars associated with FL have stock drivetrains is a pretty blind generalization. You think all the S-chassis rides stick with their KA24? Would you want to swap the motor of a AP1/2? Would you swap the motor in a GS430? And don't spew out some BS how "Yeah, I'd thrown in the Ford Coyote motor and twin turbo it!". Most of these cars are DDs, limited by realities such as practicality, reliability, budgets and registration. Thirdly, this "poser" thing has been going on for quite a long time. Hot rods, cafe racers, lowriders, etc. Sure there's going to be some that really do fly, but that's not the point now is it? And lastly, those two Skylines that you referred to are not their only cars. Their "speed budget" was invested to cars more appropriate and suited to track duty, not a Japanese car made in the 60s & 70s. Besides, who said they were finished?
        • 3 Years Ago
        ^Major understatment
        • 3 Years Ago
        I wonder what it would be like if they put a later Skyline's RB25 turbo engine, RWD gearbox like one from a Z, and a combo of Z/ZX and SX rear axle upgrade components, and bring it at least to 90's era mechanical grade.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BoxerFanatic

        i think the fenders are cool.

        cheaper to replace when scratched or broken
        Carlos
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your screen name is ironic considering your response. This car makes me weak at the knees
      • 3 Years Ago
      and can someone tell me where to enter i cannot find it anywhere
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice car.

      Please tell me why companies can't design cars anymore...

      Imagine a car that cleanly designed, with today's build techniques and technology inside.

        • 3 Years Ago
        @throwback...

        That is true. but this car isn't particularly pointed at the front, and the prow of the hood is pretty high, above a vertical grille.

        Challenger, Mustang, and Camaro try to pull this sort of thing off, while being new cars, but the lines are all beveled and thick, and the cars themselves look chunky, even aft of the front end.

        The new Mercedes SLS-AMG, yesterday's intro of the SLK, etc.. front end is a bit odd, but it does have sharper lines at least on the front grille.

        Everything has gotten so thick and blocky that the fine lines are gone. This 74 skyline has fine lines at the front, and down the sides, and isn't that un-substantial of a car. Probably not as small as a 240Z, and it looks to be a 2+2, rather than a 2-seater.

        I figure the spiritual successor to the 2000GT version here, is probably the Skyline 370 GT that we know as the Infiniti G37. The GT-R has gone in a more aggressive direction as a specific car, rather than an upgrade of the standard skyline coupe.

        The G37 isn't exactly as sharp and aggressive anymore. The IPL version looks more and more like a catfish, or a steam-train's cow catcher, than ever. Not even as sharp as it's G35 predecessor, in terms of styling. I kind of wish it had kept more of G35's edge, if not even just a bit more than that even.

        BTW, I have hated those pedestrian crash regs since they were proposed. Guess what, if a car hits a pedestrian, the CAR WINS, no matter how many pillows they build onto the front of a car just in case. That is why J-walking is illegal, and so is reckless driving or driving on a sidewalk. Cars and pedestrians are not supposed to occupy the same space at the same time.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was going to say the same exact thing.

        I'd love for Nissan to revisit the roots of the Skyline similar to the new-er Mustang or Camaro.

        A current day Skyline GTS with this body style would be gorgeous. Nissan could use the 2.5 liter V6 from the G35 and not neuter Z33 sales. Keep the weigh under 3000 lbs, and no one will bitch about missing the Silvia / 200sx / 240.

        Period. RIP Silvia; here's the new Skyline, from Nissan. EVERYONE would be behind this car.
        • 3 Years Ago
        One word, regulations. In Europe you even have to meet pedestrian protection standards. Have you noticed how vertical the front ends are on all European cars these days? Can't have someone getting hurt when you hit them at 30 kph with your S-Class. It's amazing that all modern cars don't look alike.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would rather have the stock classic. The mod is cool but who cares about mr. jon sibals take on it...it only brings down the value of the car and the car is beautiful just stock...Give away a new skyline or 370 for got sakes dont ruin a classic.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do want, but please return to stock form first. I love early Skylines (and later ones of course).
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