Brochures: Nissan Skyline VBC110 van

November 8, 2010 in brochures


Some time ago I aquired a JDM brochure of the Nissan Skyline VBC110 van:
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van

I spotted it on a local auction site for a cheap price. I can’t think any other way of how this brochure actually got into the Netherlands than with the help of a collector, but why it was sold for a decent price puzzles me…

Perhaps because a lot of people can’t appreciate the weird 70s lines of the Kenmeri Skyline?
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van

I just love that thick C-pillar of the wagon! Imagine how big the blind spot of this wagon must be!

Nissan Skyline VBC110 van
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van

The interior is, of course, a lower grade than in the other C110s. Nevertheless it looks awesomely 70s!

And size matters:
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van

What about having that Nissan Anti-Pollution System?
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van
Nissan Skyline VBC110 van

I have no idea what the NAPS anti pollution system is (probably means it got a hemi-head), but I think that became standard on all other Nissans over the years! 😉

Nissan in 1965

October 31, 2009 in Nissan

Some time ago I saw an ad on Marktplaats selling a brochure Nissan 1965 without any picture with it. The description sounded good, it was fairly cheap (considering the age of it) and I contacted the seller. He didn’t have any possibility to send me pictures so I took the “risk”. Few days later this arrived:
Brochure Nissan 1965
Brochure Nissan 1965

It is actually a book of 50 pages and it is entirely in English. It was meant to be given away to new possible import companies and dealerships.

Brochure Nissan 1965
Brochure Nissan 1965

It shows the modernized Nissan during the early 60s: a modern car lineup, healthy figures, four modern production plants and even a test facility! Their growth is amazing during the late 50s and early 60s: between 20% and 25% growth each year!

Brochure Nissan 1965
Brochure Nissan 1965

As you can see: they have a model for almost everyone! On the front row the Fairladies on the left, the bluebird 410s in the middle and the new Silvia on the right. On the second row all the Cedrics are lined up. On the remaining rows all the utilitarian vehicles are shown.

Brochure Nissan 1965
Brochure Nissan 1965

This is the Oppama plant (????) in Yokosuka with a private pier at the Tokyo Bay and you can also see the test track on the background. The plant was considered the most modern car factory back in 1961 when it was opened and later in 1970 the first car factory to make use of robot welding. The test track is the very same as the one used in the 1960s Nissan Bluebird crashtest videos I posted some time ago.

Brochure Nissan 1965
Brochure Nissan 1965

And of course their latest product: a 1595cc two seater listening to the lovely name Silvia.

There is much much more in this book and I’m very happy I took the gamble to buy this unseen. A true gem! 🙂

Carina A6 catalogue scans

April 17, 2008 in Carina A6

Just found this great Japanese website who scanned all Corona and Carina catalogues ever!

Ofcourse I already downloaded all Carina A6 scans and I will most probably mirror them here. 🙂

You can find them here:
http://toyopetcoronadeluxe.proj.jp/catalog/

And for your interest, I have these four catalogues:
http://toyopetcoronadeluxe.proj.jp/catalog/cat06g.html
http://toyopetcoronadeluxe.proj.jp/catalog/cat06p.html
http://toyopetcoronadeluxe.proj.jp/catalog/cat06u.html
http://toyopetcoronadeluxe.proj.jp/catalog/cat06q.html