When Prince and Nissan motor decided to merge, the result was the creation of a racing legend.
Although the Skyline name started with Prince Motor Company, this 3rd generation became the first to wear the Nissan badge.
This 3rd generation Skyline was the first generation GT-R (Gran Turismo Racing) model released by Nissan and info from GTRclub.org indicates that this utilized the S20 which is a 1989cc DOHC 24-valve inline-6, and was originally used in the Nissan R380. Power was rated at 160hp @ 7k rpm (comparable to the more popular German and Italian cars of the time) and was transferred to the rear wheels via a 5 sp manual gearbox. The GT-R used a strut-based front suspension and a semi-trailing arm independent rear suspension.
Another name that the fans fondly called this Skyline is called Hakosuka which translate as Hako (ハコ) for Box in Japanese due to the boxy shape, and suka （スカ) is short for Skyline.
Most 4 door model comes with stock headlights with front and rear bumpers. This on the other hand has headlight covers, external oil cooler and no rear bumper which is more commonly seen with the KPGC 10 (where “K” is added to designated the coupe version) introduced around June 1970.
This 1/43 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R PGC10 is made by none other than Ignition Model.
Whether you want to call this metallic blue or the officially named semi works blue Skyline, this nice resin model comes with 14" deep rim steel tin wheel, rear spoiler, oil cooler, front lip spoiler, special racing fenders, roll bars and black Recaro seats.
And here’s the starting line.