I’m a sucker for automotive history, especially when it’s about such an iconic car. If your a car enthusiast the Skyline for some is the end all be all. Heck, for many years, the Japanese didn’t even allow Hakosuka’s to even leave the island. It was and is such an honored car. It’s awesome to see where it all came from, through Prince Motor Company, and the influence of the race track. Keeping up with some of the fastest cars of it’s time must have been an amazing feat and is what would bring on it’s HUGE popularity and success. And as they say, the rest is history.
Another addition to feed that classic addiction a lot of us have, is a pair of classic Nissan Skyline’s. These two are owned by a two guys associated with Fatlace over in Cali. I think most of us would dream to own either one, let alone get a chance to modify them to the state these are in. Mark’s newest addition to the Hakosuka is the Work CR01 wheels. Which are a favorite for me, with 15×11’s in the back and a lovely fat tire. It fills the fender and improves fitment over the last set of wheels he had. I am truly in love!
I am posting this picture for one simple reason. Imagine pulling up to a gas station on a normal day and seeing all these classic japanese cars chilin. Not only would my jaw drop, but I would pee my pants and probably crash into something from breaking my neck. Holy moly!
Not much as far as content is concerned today. But I did come across this picture of another Hakosuka. This time it’s a 4 door in a very fun color. It reminds me of what a Skyline race car would look like back in the 70’s. Really great looking car.
I’m going away for the weekend so this will be my last post until monday. I thought I’d leave you guys with a little automotive perfection. The Hakosuka is the early 70’s Nissan Skyline, which is the holy grail in Japanese automotive history. The numbers of these cars in America is slowly growing. I have yet to see one in person, but when I do I know I’ll fall in love. I thought about owning one numerous times, and with the internet, parts are getting easier and easier to find. A car like this I want to do right and definitely would be more comfortable buying one with slightly deeper pockets. The example below is from the states in beautiful condition rocking the ever popular Watanabe’s.
Everyone enjoy your weekend!
The ’72 Nissan Skyline GTR, by far, is my favorite classic japanese car. This is one of those cars I NEED in my collection (yes, I plan on having a car collection, haha). To many, it is the pinnacle of all’s things in jdm automotive history. I remember about 10 years ago there were non in the states, and for good reasons. The japanese would just not let Americans buy and ship one of the most important cars in the history of Nissan out of their country. Today I would say there are about 15, maybe more, in the states. Of course only a small number of those are real GTR’s, if any. The one below was featured in Super Street magazine not to long ago. This is exactly how I want to build one, plus or minus a couple things. Old school Skyline with a modern powerplant. Yes its powered by a RB25 on ITB’s. Can you imagine how this car must sound? It simply is a piece of art.