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What is a NISMO restored car ? What is a NISMO restored car ?

"Restoration defined by NISMO" goes beyond the general concept and methods of visually sprucing up, and instead is done according to a new concept that also includes "restoring performance in a visible way.”

This is the only way that aims bringing vehicles in various conditions back to a certain level of performance of a particular vehicle when it was new. This can only be done by NISMO, by making use of various methods, techniques, equipment, facilities,
and so on.

This also makes a "NISMO restored car" a one-off for the owner, which maintains its brilliance and performance for decades to come.

NISMO Restoration

MODEL Supplementary explanation on restoration details
NISMO
restored car
The vehicle is restored according to NISMO’s newly defined concept in which restoration is performed to show "performance in a visible way", including BODY and ENGINE. In addition, all parts that can be replaced when the work is performed are replaced based on STD PARTS.
As evidence of the restoration work, a special MODEL PLATE managed by serial number will be attached.
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Complete refresh & overhaul This is what NISMO believes is a fully overhauled vehicle.
The level of work is performed to a level where it would not be unreasonable to say the car is a ‘restored car’ in the car market. We propose the number of replacement parts between the minimum and the maximum number of required replacement parts to suit your budget.
We can even make the finished car look as good as a NISMO restored car.
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Section refresh & overhaul This is the work MENU of Omori Factory directly operated by NISMO. Work is carried out on each section according to your request.

What is restoration defined by NISMO ? What is restoration defined by NISMO ?

  • 1. BODY

    To guarantee overall performance, we measure the torsional rigidity and dimensions of the body according to the NISMO standards based on the performance of the automobile manufacturer, and then make repairs to correct deterioration factors and maintain a good balance. After the deteriorated sealing is reapplied, the entire body is repainted in the requested color.
     (Optional: Electrodeposited coating, melting sheet replacement)

  • 2. Engine

    After the engine is fully disassembled for overhaul and balancing, benchtop performance measurements and lapping are performed.
     (Optional: Upgrading to NISMO tuning specifications)

    Others, drive-line, braking system

    Operation check, inspection, disassembly and cleaning, overhaul, and replacement and painting of deteriorated parts.
     (Optional: Additional replacement of components in requested parts)

  • 3. Interior

    Cleaning
     (Optional: Replacement in consideration of total coordination of vehicle cabin using NISSAN GT-R (R35) coverings, painting repair of plastic parts)

    Others, electrical system

    Continuity and operation check, inspection, and replacement of deteriorated parts.

  • 4. Completion inspection

    After conducting thorough performance examination on a chassis dynamometer, test driving is done by a Nismo test driver or a professional driver.

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Production flow of a NISMO restored car Production flow of a NISMO restored car

  • 1. Complete disassembly

    Restoration begins with complete disassembly of the car body.
    All parts including minor parts are removed in order to ascertain the condition of all parts and perform the optimum work in the following processes.

  • 2. Body dimensions measurement and repair

    As a general practice, the frame dimensions are accurately measured using the latest 3D measuring instrument.
    Corroded parts are repaired and, at the same time, the body is restored to proper condition.
    Then, panels are repaired to correct for the reduced body rigidity resulting from aging.
    This is optimum work that also considers corrosion by heat entering the panels that can only be done by NISMO, who has tuned SKYLINE GT-R cars to the ultimate and engaged in racing activities.

  • 3. Paint removal and
    electrodeposited coating

    It is also possible to perform optional paint removal and reapply the electrodeposited coating during the restoration process.
    The bare iron body free of any rust makes you feel the amazingness that creates new value.
    This is one of the special processes known only to the owner.

  • 4. Body torsional rigidity
    measurement

    This is the most important process of a NISMO restored car, for which NISMO proposes a new restoration method.
    This measurement determines the performance of the optimally repaired body in a comprehensive and visible way.
    Values at multiple measurement points are checked to see if there are any differences in the left/right balance, whether the rigidity value at the time of production is ensured, and whether the body exhibits appropriate flexibility.

  • 5. Coating

    This work starts with removing the sealing hardened due to aging deterioration and polishing the coating film of parts plated in the past.
    Then, after degreasing, the sealing is reapplied, and an undercoat that produces the equivalent effect to an electrodeposited coating is applied, followed by baking in an oven. Then after surfacer and putty are applied, the car proceeds to the final topcoat process.
    In the topcoat process, parts that are not painted on the factory line are also painted to achieve a quality and finish equivalent to that of show cars displayed by automobile manufacturers.
    Also, we can reproduce the original color from a color sample from the time of original production, or you can choose to change the color to another color.

  • 6. Engine (Disassembly/
    assembly)

    NISMO, with experience assembling a large number of SKYLINE GT-R RB26DETT engines, performs overhauls in which the engine is reassembled with a precision higher than standard for automobile manufacturers.
    Just like the body, all parts are disassembled, cleaned, measured and inspected one by one.
    Then, consumable parts are replaced, followed by machining and correction according to the inspection results.
    Furthermore, supported by the know-how earned through many racing activities, you can also choose to have the engine reborn as a tuned engine.

  • 7. Engine (Benchtop
    performance measurement)

    The overhauled or tuned RB26DETT engine undergoes benchtop performance checks.
    In lapping under high & low load conditions between 2,400 to 6,000 rpm in 400 rpm increments, we check for problems in the control of each electrical part, and then for leaks in the cooling and hydraulic pathways.
    After these preparations have been completed, a boost check is performed, followed by performance checks at full throttle up to 6,800 rpm or 7,600 rpm in accordance with the specifications.
    As a result, the benchtop performance measurement data of each engine is recorded and managed by NISMO, and only engines that properly satisfy the output performance in the required range are finally delivered to the engine-mounting process.

  • 8. Drive-line

    Clutch, transmission, transfer, FR & FR propeller shaft, FR & FR differential, and four drive shafts of the drive train that transmit and control power output from the engine.
    Depending on the part, unit replacement with new parts, overhaul, or rebalancing is performed.

  • 9. Chassis parts

    There are a variety of finishings for chassis repairs.
    Replacement of rubber bushings and replacement and repainting of link arms.
    Replacement or inspection and measurement of shock absorbers and springs.
    Replacement or inspection and overhaul of brake line and caliper rotors, clutch line, fuel line and tanks, air conditioner, E-TS hydraulic unit extending from power steering pump, and cooling system components.
    Others include repainting and plating of brackets and stays, and replacement of minor parts such as nuts and bolts.

  • 10. Electrical components

    Just like chassis components, electrical parts are replaced with "NISMO Heritage Parts" for SKYLINE GT-R, born from the activity of remanufacturing genuine parts that were once discontinued, and they go through CPU operational checks and cleaning.
    Even the harnesses that must be carried over may have their couplers replaced depending on the degree of deterioration.

  • 11. Interior

    In order to create a NISMO restored car that restores performance in a visible way, the repair work also involves showing distinctive NISMO features in the interiors.
    Due to flame retardant standards, the fabrics at the time of production are not available.
    However, under supervision of a Nissan designer, in order to fully utilize the SKYLINE GT-R world perspective, we newly propose upholstering using only the fabrics used in the NISSAN GT-R (R35) for all parts.
    We not only use fabrics not available on the market but also achieve a combination of coverings for comprehensively designed interiors.
    You can enjoy new value combined with painting repair of plastic parts.
    Of course, if you want to keep the car original, we will only repair the parts by cleaning.

  • 12. Test driving and completion

    After all repairs have been completed, the car’s output is measured and checked for defects using a chassis dynamometer directly coupled to the car’s axle. After that, we proceed to the final test driving.
    In test driving, we assume 7 evaluation courses and check 12 items for road holding ability (steering feel, turning, stability, and roll feel) and 9 items for riding comfort (flatness, damping, shock magnitude, high-frequency vibration, and postural change). The NISMO test driver also performs noise evaluation of the suspension and power steering.
    These are checked to see if they are at the same level as when the car was new, which serves as proof that the car has been restored properly as a NISMO restored car.
    In addition, we also record and present the history of continuation, replacement (including part numbers), inspections, recoating, etc., of all of the parts that constitute one vehicle.
    Then, the car is delivered to the owner.

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NISMO restored car FAQ NISMO restored car FAQ

  • Q1 : 
    I would like my car to be “NISMO restored car”. Is that possible?
    A1: We accept various cars. However, we will check the condition of your car in advance at a NISMO directly-operated store and decide whether it can be NISMO restored or not.
    (If you are distant from such a store, you can apply by submitting photos and video of the vehicle parts designated by NISMO)
  • Q2 : 
    Are you able to find a vehicle to work on at NISMO?
    A2: NISMO can help you find a vehicle. In that case, we will check the condition of the car at the same time. In addition, there are also times when there are complete cars already processed at NISMO. Both would be NISMO restored cars.
  • Q3 : 
    What is different between NISMO restorations and other companies’ restorations?
    A3: You can choose to carry out repairs to values visualizing body rigidity at the new car level, and with regard to the interior, where we cannot reproduce the original for legal reasons, you can choose a totally coordinated repair under the supervision of an automobile manufacturer designer using the material used in the NISSAN GT-R (R 35) for the outer layer.
  • Q4 : 
    What specifications can you produce with?
    A4: We have a production proposal with CRS/Clubman race spec, the NISMO concept car and specifications that build as faithfully as possible to the genuine original.
  • Q5 : 
    How long does production take?
    A5: It will vary depending on the model, grade, model year, condition, etc., but the production period is from about six months to one year.
  • Q6 : 
    Where will restoration take place?
    A6: Production will be managed at a NISMO directly-operated store.
  • Q7 : 
    How can I make a purchase or request?
    A7: Please direct inquiries to NISMO after referring to our website.
  • Q8 : 
    About how much does it cost?
    A8: It will vary depending on the model, grade, model year, condition, replacement parts etc., but the standard reference price for production costs is about 45 million yen (including tax).
  • Q9 : 
    How do I pay?
    A9: The transaction will be carried out in Japanese yen, and after the specified deposit (80% of the total amount) is paid on each due date, the balance is settled at the time of delivery (20% of the total and additional costs).
  • Q10 : 
    I do not know how to communicate in Japan so can I appoint an agent?
    A10: An applicant can appoint an agent as they wish. In that case, please confirm the details of the designated contract and provide the name and your approval of the person who will act as your agent.
  • Q11 : 
    How do I get my car to you?
    A11: Applicants are to arrange the transportation of your vehicles.
  • Q12 : 
    Can I check the state of my vehicle after restoration has started?
    A12: We will report to the owner with photos and other information from time to time at milestones in restoration, including things that change during the disassembly and restoration process, so please wait for delivery of your car while checking and enjoying the process to completion.
  • Q13 : 
    Will there be evidence of restoration on this car?
    A13: We will attach a special plate engraved with the production serial number of the NISMO restored car to the car, and we will give you the details of each part and documentary photos of the areas subject to restoration in a special binder.
  • Q14 : 
    What kind of warranty do produced cars have?
    A14: NISMO provides a warranty for one year from the date of delivery or up to 20,000 km as a restoration warranty in Japan (warranty against defects caused by restoration work). For details, refer to "Points to be checked upon ordering a NISMO restored car” that you check when applying.
  • Q15 : 
    I have a standard BNR32. Can I change it to another grade (for example, Vspec)?
    A15: It depends on the state of supply of component parts, but such work is possible. However, each car body has a grade tied to the chassis number, so that will not be proof of the changed grade.
  • Q16 : 
    The special plate has broken. Can it be reissued?
    A16: We can only replace a damaged plate on a vehicle at a NISMO directly-operated store after confirming the vehicle and in combination with the return of the broken plate. Please understand that this is done to prove the value of NISMO restored cars and maintain value for owners.
  • Q17 : 
    Is maintenance at NISMO possible after purchase?
    A17: Maintenance is handled at our directly-operated stores.
  • Q18 : 
    Apart from NISMO restored cars, is a partial overhaul or tuning possible?
    A18: We accept complete refresh & overhaul work, which repairs to a finish good enough to be known generally as a full restoration.

Contact us

Takayoshi Hasegawa, Sales manager for NISMO restored car
Please contact us from here.

Address : Nissan Motorsports International Co.,Ltd.
6-1 Daikoku-cho Tsurumi-ku Yokohama-shi
Kanagawa 230-0053 JAPAN