The other day the driver’s side window mechanism on my P10 Primera decided to fail, causing the window to drop down into the door quite significantly. Of course, this is the UK, so it was raining very heavily at the time. After propping it back in place with some cardboard and securing it with some duct tape, I got in touch with the one man who would have the spares that I needed…
Enter Jimmy and his expansive collection of P10s and their related parts. A quick drive over to his neck of the woods soon saw my Primera surrounded by stablemates, including his SR20VE-powered example pictured above.
He also owns this extremely rare 4WD model which has been turbocharged.
As the story goes, Nissan GB had five 4WD prototypes that they decided not to pursue, with only one example still surviving to this day. That’s the car that you see in the above photos.
Mat also decided to pop over in his P10, which was the main influencer for me buying mine in the first place.
We raided Jimmy’s stockpile for a spare door and pulled the window mechanism from it, swapping it over with my broken unit (the cable had simply snapped).
While we were at it, Jimmy showed us another P10 from his collection. This time, a super early eZX model (the later models like mine are classed as eGTs). This Saloon was absolutely spotless and was a completely standard example; just take a look at the engine bay above to see what I’m talking about. Sometimes I wish I left my car standard as they really are so much fun to drive in standard trim, although they don’t look the greatest at factory height.
One feeling that never goes away with old Nissans (or old cars in general) is one of happiness after fixing the most rudimentary of features that modern car owners take for granted. It could be your wipers failing, headlights giving up the ghost or, like me, a window practically falling out. After a few days of bodging whatever the problem is and just making do, it always feel good to have such basic creature comforts working properly once again.