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Nissan Bluebird Turbo – George Fury reunited

Submitted by on October 7, 2014

Nissan Bluebird Turbo30 years ago George Fury slipped behind the wheel of this very Nissan Bluebird Turbo and held it together at breakneck speed long enough to become the fastest Group C touring car to lap Bathurst, everIn this video produced in-house by Nissan Australia, we see Fury back behind the wheel of the car in which he so famously took that pole position at the 1984 James Hardie 1000 – known today as the Bathurst 1000.

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The clip sees Fury tear around Winton in the little 1.8L turbo Z18 beast, perhaps not at the same pace at which he traveled on that day in 1984. A hand-grenade of a car in it’s heyday, the Nissan Bluebird Turbo remains a reminder of a terrific era of touring car racing.

The famous lap in 1984:

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