Why Nissan 200sx S15

Nissan 200sx S15 - 2011In January 2011 South East Queensland was washed away by one of the worst floods in history. Thousands of houses were flooded as the rivers burst their banks. The Bremer River in Ipwsich came close to 20 meters deep at the peak of the flood.

Houses were not the only victims, many cars suffered a similar fate and for several weeks after the floods, paddocks full of flood damaged cars were auctioned off.

Any car that had more than wet carpet was deemed to be an unrepairable right off and could never be registered again. This meant that these cars were only suitable for wrecking or turning into track cars.

With a budget of $5000 my plan was to go to the auctions and obtain a flood damaged car that would make a good race car, And the winner was a red Nissan 200 SX S15

Day 1

This is what the car looked like when it was delivered on 7th of February 2011, Every conceivable part of the car was covered with mud, The seats and interior were still wet, the stench was in describable.

A lot of go fast goodies were fitted to this car including an Apexi AVC-R, Autometer Boost Gauge, Fuel Surge tank, A boot full of speakers ( all AWOL at time of delivery ) Optima Battery, Top Mount Turbo, Oil Catch tank, Sard fuel regulator, Stainless Steel Extractors and engine pipe. Unfortunately most of these items were ruined by the flood. :(

Cleaning up the mess

The first few weeks were spent cleaning  - All the internal  trim had to be removed and a interior and engine bay treated to a high pressure cleaner.