The Car Lovers Guide to Japan, The Nissan Heritage Museum

For you Sentra fans, here is the very first model of the Sentra line, 1968 the Sunny B10! It has a 1000cc OHV pushrod engine making 56 hp.

For you S-Chassis fans, here is the original first S-Chassis, a CSP11 Silvia from 1966! Apparently this car had a really difficult to make seamless body and only 550 of them were made over its 4 year production run.  It has a 1600cc L series engine with 90 hp.  I am not sure why Nissan put the base Bluebird engine in this beautiful, super limited edition sports coupe.  It deserves the S20 2000cc DOHC I-6 of the GT-R!

This is the very rare Kenmeri GT-R. only 200 of them were made. This gives it the nickname the Phantom GT-R.  This was the first GT-R with 4-wheel disc brakes.  It is powered by the 2000cc 160 hp DOHC 4 valve S20 engine that powered previous GR-R’s. This was the dawn of fuel shortages and because the car was a Japanese gas guzzler, it didn’t sell at all and was a huge commercial flop.

Here is the badass G-Nose HS30H 240ZG Fairlady.  It had a super low for the time drag coefficient of 0.390.  It was powered by the 2400cc 150 hp, I-6, SOHC, L24 engine.

Here is a Nissan US12, another precursor to our beloved S-Chassis cars.  The coupe version was called a Gazelle while the hatchback remained as the Silvia.  It was powered by the CA18DET engine which was a 1800cc DOHC Turbo engine making 190 hp.  I skipped over the S10 and S110 as I think those cars kinda suck!


  1. The first couple of cars are actually based on Austin 7. It’s an evolution of that model. As for the BTCC Nissan Primera: That brigs back memories. I used to work on that one. There are actually parts bearing my anagram.

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