FEATURE: THE HAKOSUKA
September 2012 | Words: RaceMasteR J | Photos: MR Photography
kpgc10 or “Hakosuka” is one of THE most famous Skylines
to date. Its rich racing heritage and unique looks make it a very
special car even in today's times. Its raw straight six naturally
aspirated motor still gives petrol heads goose bumps. While it
is a rare sight in South Africa, it might not be as rare on a
This Fujimi Takahashi kpgc10 was built by Raees Amien. A model
builder from Cape Town that is indeed a petrol head but particularly
on a smaller scale. As he is a huge Japanese car fan it was
only right that he built one of these bad boys but adding his
own flair to make it a little more unique. So what has he done?
Well he said that the Skyline stands for a true race car. Its
raw feel and power is a proper driver’s car. With this
in mind he wanted to keep that essence of raw and purity in
the model but adding a bit of style as well.
The original racing stripes were kept on the car but were made
to look as if they were peeling off. This along with the bare
metal paint give the car an aggressive and menacing look which
the car deserves.
It was also put to the ground with a set of SSR mk2 wheels.
The colour combination works really well considering the car
comes from 1969.
The interior got the same raw feel to it with only one seat
and fully stripped out. Just to add a little bit extra one of
the gauges were made to look like it was ripped out. Like Raees
says: "It’s the small details that make a model extra
Here's the specs of the model:
Wheels: Aoshima ssr mk2 with stretched tyres.
Paint: Bare metal finish with blue decals.
Interior: Blue roll cage, new racing seat with seatblets, kevlar
dash with ripped gauge, bare metal paint.
Suspension: Dropped, exhaust custom made to fit.
Extra's: Metal number plates.