Good morning gents, So firstly apologies if this isn't allowed, delete if that is the case. I acquired a new vehicle last week, a 1986 Nissan Leopard Ultima 3.0 V6 F31. Not heard of it? Don't worry, I hadn't heard about them either until I stumbled across this one. Yes that's right, this car had me trippin'. It is essentially a Nissan Skyline R31, they share the same chassis and geometry with 2 inches being added to the front and back of the Leopard. 2 inches doesn't seem like much but you can just tell how much more sharper this motor looks against the R31 Skyline. You will also notice how much the front resembles an R32 Skyline. Technology? This thing would have made the best of marques tremble in their feet with the level of kit it has got. Honestly, every time I jump in a discover a new button/feature which is awesome because your never quiet sure what you will discover next. So far, I have uncovered the following features: Automatic Lights turn on when dark outside Automatic Wipers turn on when rain hits sensor 2-mode cruise control (not had opportunity to discover what 2 mode is about) Super Sonic Suspension which adjusts dampness on monitoring road ahead Adjustable Sport, normal and soft suspension settings Electric adjustable driver seats x3 inflatable air bolsters in driver seat to support lower, mid and upper back AC, zonal climate control which I've not fully worked out yet Full digital dash Height Adjustable rear aerial 5 cassette tape changer/player Furry soft Wool padded door cards and floor Probably a couple of things I've missed there. Under the hood, it has a lovely happy sounding 3.0 V6 with 24 valves with quad cams! It purrrs just like a Leopard and goes really well. I've also been informed about 300zx 3.0 twin turbo engines being a straight swap with no fabrication work required in these but not something I would look at until much further down the line. The best thing about it imho is not the level of technology, or its big 3.0 v6 engine. The best thing by far is the driver satisfaction/feeling. This is the first ever car I've jumped into and actually felt like just driving really slowly. It's such a comfortable place to be, the seats are extremely accommodating and the soft wool is so cosy. It's a wonderful place to be. It sounds and feels like an american muscle car, only it turns much better. Turning circle is fantastic. And when you put your foot down, the spirit of the Skyline emerges and it shifts really well and hold down on the road just like it should considering the Motorsport heritage the Skyline earned. So your probably thinking theres gotta be some sort catch, it must weigh a few tonnes so must be nothing like a Skyline. Well actually, with all the technology and that big old v6, this car still only weighs 1,500 kg which was pretty impressive, a bit more than an R31 Skyline but still not massively more. IMO, the looks and lines of this car are simply stunning. I am planning on removing those silly stickers, replacing sun visor sticker with a plain white strip and painting the wheels a dark bronze/gold colour. Prices....Big grey area here. I tried searching long and hard and can't find another for sale or in ownership in the UK or Europe. Previous owner is 99% sure it's the only one in the country with 1% being you never know what anyone has hidden away in their garages. So I went to Japan to get some price comparisons. Turns out they are seriously sought after and rare in Japan too with pre face-lift models exchanging hands for between £27k - £52k. I won't tell you how much i paid, but it was definitely not that much! So there you have it... a 1986 Nissan Leopard Ultima. Now lets bring this thing back to MB's for a moment. This car would have competed against the Mercedes W126 (SE/SEC) or the W123. What are your thoughts?