December 23, 2011
Nissan Skyline – 55 years young
2012 will be the 55th anniversary of Nissan’s legendary Skyline series. To mark the occasional, Nissan has parked a few famous models in the gallery at the entrance to its Global HQ.
The exhibition opened today, a public holiday in Japan, so the gallery is already getting busy. Here are some photos of the six historic Skyline on display, and the latest version too.
When the Prince Skyline appeared in 1957 it had a respectable 60PS and a top speed of 125km/h.
The Skyline’s tailfins evoked jet airliners of the time.
The 1968 Skyline was a Gran Turismo model.
The 1980 Skyline was a technological leap forward. It had improved performance and fuel consumption, as well as being cleaner and quieter.
Father of the Skyline, Shinichiro Sakurai, was ill when the 1985 GTS was being developed, but led the project from hospital. He passed away this year.
Two more recent Skyline.
Last but not least, a special model to mark the 55th anniversary of the marque.
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