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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Nissan Skyline : Nissan Heritage

Nissan USA has started to embrace some of the Nissan Skyline heritage from Japan. Never officially sold in the US, the Nissan Skyline has a long history in Japan. Watch the videos below.

Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
The Skyline 2000GT (S54) was launched two days before the second Japan Grand Prix in 1964. It was necessary to work round the clock to produce the 100-unit minimum required for GT approval in time for the race. The story of how the 2000GT had put up a brave fight against a Porsche soon spread around the country and the "Skyline legend" was born.

Start of the Skyline Legend 
An epic lap during the 1964 Japan Grand Prix sparked the imagination of motorsports fans across a nation and marked the birth of a legend.

Calsonic Nissan Skyline GT-R 
The GT-R, reintroduced with the R32 (launched August 1989), made its debut at the opening race of the All Japan Championship in March 1990. In the four seasons running up to the last All Japan Championship held in1993, the GT-R achieved a spectacular record, winning all 29 rounds. This No. 12 Calsonic ("CalsonicKansei" at present) Skyline (K. Hoshino/Masahiko Kageyama) was victorious in 1990 and 1993.

Source: Nissan News forum for discussion about importing vehicles over 25 years old to the US.

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