Richard Opiana’s 1991 Nissan Sunny Truck

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If you’re anything like me, I’m sure that when you’re surrounded by a multitude of customized and modified cars like during gatherings and events, you end up trying to find that one car that will stop you in your tracks and make you take a closer look. Then that car is probably the first thing you’ll try and look at more closely before you go on to check the details of other cars in the surrounding area.

I guess this is sort of similar to picking up your favorite magazine, then flipping through the pages to check out the photos first, trying to find the most interesting of the lot, before you check out what the other articles are all about.

Well, Richard Opiana’s 1991 Nissan Sunny Truck is that one ride that will stop you in your tracks, and make you take a closer look. Why? Probably it’s because it’s not really something that you’d conventionally see. How many times do you see a small, slammed, clean, old-school-themed pickup trucks on our local roads, or even during events? Yeah, the chances are slim.

So, allow me to take you through a tour of one rarity of a head-turning ride – Richard Opiana’s 1991 Nissan Sunny Truck…


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This ride is super clean, you could eat off of it!

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“Keeping the Old School Alive”. That sticker couldn’t have said it any better. This ride definitely looks more alive, and with lots of attitude, than when it first rolled off of the showroom floor.

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Such a beauty! I wouldn’t mind having one just like this!

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Tires stretched over the rims gives it so much more attitude!

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Look at that interior! Doesn’t that make you feel nostalgic or what?

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Check out that ultra-clean engine bay! Hard to believe you can make a simple engine look so awesome! According to one of the best Old School Authorities of Motoring Media – Paulo Subido of Top Gear, Richard is known for his superb engine bays. His work is considered to be a work of art in the old school community that if those in the know are shown a photo of his work, they’d know it was him right off the bat.

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Excellent work on the ride Richard! Can’t wait to see what you’re gonna come up with next!

Photos taken during the 2012 StreetWise Auto Show.

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4 Responses to Richard Opiana’s 1991 Nissan Sunny Truck

  1. theomar_alvarado says:

    nice… really nice… japanese plates look legit(are they real or not?)haha…
    oh! wait, is that really a JNC “inkan” on the sanitora’s rear window?

  2. Rich Opiana says:

    @theomar_alvarado: yes sir that is a real japanese plate and a legit JNC “inkan” Thanks!

  3. Pedro says:

    very nice restoration sir Richard. an inspiration for my sunny also :)

  4. Jess says:

    Sir, how about a nissan sd23 engine pickup? Can it have a showroom appeal?

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