I highly recommend not messing with the seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe G37, since it looks like he has an open gun case on the seat in one of the pics in his ad. That doesn’t mean we still can’t check out its price and see if he’s a straight shooter.
Here’s a fun fact about yesterday’s 1982 Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo—the two-pipe exhaust is phony baloney. That’s right, even though it has twin exhaust, it really only poots through the pipe on the right side. The left only is only used as an escape route for overeagerness and the turbo’s pop-off valve. That probably happens a lot with the blow off set at 7 psi.
Hopefully the additional intel won’t cause you to reconsider your vote on that $2,500 classic. We wouldn’t want to sully its laudable 64-percent Nice Price win.
What’s your favorite Nissan product? Is it the classic Z-car? Maybe the hot child in the city Skyline, or perhaps the tough-as-nails Patrol? Did I see a vote for the 2010 Infiniti G37? A hand in the back perhaps? Anyone?
Infiniti is of course Nissan’s upscale brand, sort of like the Flemings to Nissan’s Outback Steakhouse. The marque arrived in the U.S. in 1989 to engage in battle with Toyota’s competing Lexus brand, as well as with the well entrenched European luxury makers. The marque’s first offerings, and its misguided Zen garden marketing, were met with a good bit of indifference. The brand even served as the butt of a running joke in the movie Three Kings.
The G-series started out sort of as Infiniti’s Cimarron. Like the ridiculous Cadillac, the original G20 was based on a low-line model, in the Infiniti’s case the Nissan Primera, and many people felt it unworthy of representing an upscale brand.
That all changed with the introduction of the FM (front-mid engine) V35 in 2002. The series switched from a transverse engine four-pot FWD platform to one rocking rear-wheel drive and a V6. Nissan had such confidence in the platform that they put it under their reborn Z-car. It proved to be pretty darn good in the Z. It wasn’t half bad in the Z’s far prettier Infiniti counterpart, the G35 coupe, and that car’s only slightly less attractive sedan sister.
This 2010 Infiniti G37S comes from the next generation, and features both styling that’s evolutionary and an engine that’s bumped out a few hundred cc’s over its predecessor. That engine in this black on black coupe is the VQ37VHR, a 3696-cc DOHC V6 that in this usage pumped out 330 horsepower.
Here those ponies do their business through a six speed manual, and the seller notes the recent upgrade to the clutch and pressure plate. That’s all well and good but I’d like to know why a two-owner car with a claimed 49,000 miles on the clock was seen as needing a new clutch.
The car also rocks a pair of high-flow cats while up top the engine’s dual K&N capped intakes make you feel like it’s about to shout out ‘DANGER WILL ROBINSON!’
The bodywork looks for the most part pristine, and the seller notes that the car has had Georgia on its mind all its life so there’s no road rot despite its current Colorado digs. The interior presents as equally clean and the ad notes that it packs a whole fourteen speakers for its sound system. You also get Nav, leather, and a sunroof in this Sport model.
On the down side, the wheels are pretty awful and stick out like a proverbial sore thumb—on both sides! Adding insult to that the seller notes that he’s rolled the fenders to accommodate the phat boys in the wells and is about to go full coilover on the car unless someone stops him. Are you going to do that? I’m not since he makes it clear up front in the ad that he’s had it up to here _/¯ with scammers and includes a picture in his ad where he may be packing. Maybe I’m being a nervous nellie, but after reading the ad I’m thinking I don’t even want to ask just what it was that R00mster did to piss him off.
Instead, let’s just respectfully address the important question, which is—could this nicely kitted but somewhat modded G37 command an $18,500 asking? That’s what our friend wants for the car, and that seems to include the work that is continuing. It should also be noted that, while eschewing scammers and R00msters, the seller is willing to accept payment in nearly every form of virtual currency imaginable. Ripple holders need not apply, however.
What do you think, could this low-mileage Infiniti take $18,500? Or, for that much should this G37 see a real drop in its price, even if it’s in virtual currency?
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