In Part 1
, I showed the gifts and historical tidbits on display at the Prince Skyline Museum. In this post, I am going to focus on the cars. It's a small museum, so not that many cars but still an interesting selection with a good historical focus.
Anyway - once you go from the gift shop area downstairs into where all the cars are and follow the arrows, the first car you see is this one:
|Wow so 90s! Check out that aero...|
|In a way, simple...|
|I don't know much about Tommy Kaira cars, but this is likely to be interesting for 32 fans.|
My eye was drawn to another one of my favorite Nissans, the R31 GTS-R
|Those classic tail lamps! Huge spoiler! Gigantic rear deck speakers and BBS mesh wheels! If only I had the garage space...|
|And that SUPER SQUARE dashboard. Love it!|
After salivating over this prime example for a few minutes, I decided to head to the opposite corner and start at the chronological beginning.
At the opposite corner, hidden in a literal garage built into the side of the museum, I first found these trucks:
|The Prince Homer. Who knows where they got the name from...(actually they got it from the Homy... yeah yeah awful...)|
|Prince Homer - 1974, 1.6L engine. |
|Imagine if Prince had taken over Nissan, would all the cars have this emblem?|
|The Prince Light Miler. Ignore the Japlish...4 cylinder OHV 1.5L engine|
|Obviously not the original bed but I wonder if it was actually wood back then too...|
Then coming back into the museum, I think this is where it all begins in chronological order:
|Prince Truck - check out that rear view mirror!|
|Here we go with the cars...|
|Not a Skyline but a Prince Gloria|
|Prince Gloria 6 Estate - Station Wagon FTW!!|
|Prince Gloria Taxi Spec!|
|1964 Prince Gloria Open|
|Here are the obligatory 3 brothers, lined up. Nothing special about the 32 and 33, but the 34...|
|Turns out to be 1 of the last 7 to be made at the Murayama factory.|
|yawn... bayside blue... see it everywhere...yes I'm jaded...|
Right in front of this display were some race cars. Let's take a closer look.
First, one of the Skyline Silhouette race cars!
Finally - now we're talking. R33 Power!
|Amazing how small the wheels are and the tire sidewall so tall!|
|Looks pretty modern actually - sequential shifter and the digital MOTEC dash|
|I was interested in these carbon parts - wonder what the rear ones do - cool? Downforce?|
|Another poster I want for my garage.|
|I actually think this wing would be street legal in Japan (it doesn't extend past the fenders)|
|I was really curious about the aero set up on on the front bumper (yep always looking for ideas)|
|What's going on here?|
Ok so let's focus on the old Skylines they had there:
|The very first Prince Skyline - ALSI-1 (1957-1964)|
|2nd Gen Skyline - S50, S54 S5,7 (1963-1968) - this is the one called "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" due to its track performance|
|1966 Skyline 2000GT-AII (S54-AII)|
|Close up of the specs of this car.|
|1966 Skyline 2000GT-BIII (S54B-III)|
|Close up of the specs.|
|3rd Generation Skylines (C10 series) |
|Here it is. Hakosuka GT-R. Not sure why the placard lists it as an "HT2000" GTR? Pretty sure it's a typo...Hard top 2000?|
|4th Generation - C110 - check out where the gas filler cap is! And ignore that sign, it's pointing at the C210|
|Background silver car is C110 car above with 4 round headlights. |
Foreground white car is the C210 with the two square headlights, as below
|C210 Series (and R30 in the back I forgot to take a photo of!)|
Now yes I know I've missed a few - for some reason I guess I forgot to take photos of the R30, but not to worry, I've got a blog post on that coming up soon!
|If I ever win the lotto, this COULD be what my garage looks like...|
Thanks for a great post. Very interesting.
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