Author: Brian Moody
If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car. For example, the Nissan Skyline pictured above is a 1973 model that many consider the last "real Skyline" before the name was re-introduced in the 2000s. The detail card says "Known by its nickname, 'Ken & Mary,' the C110's GT-R version was launched in January 1973, 4 months later than the other series. Notable was the use of disc brakes all around. However, due to the introduction of strict exhaust emission regulations, production ceased after only 4 months (197 units in all)." The Nissan Heritage site gives the same level of detail to old Zs, Sunnys and Cedrics.
The photos are well done, there are plenty of videos and the site overall is very impressive. If you're into vintage Japanese cars, it's a great place to waste a few hours. Will it make you want to buy a new Nissan? Maybe, maybe not. What it will do is get you checking Classics on Autotrader for a clean 240Z or 300ZX. Interested? Check it out here.
Published Sep 11th, 2017