Family album treasures: Flared Nissan Skyline GTX

May 27, 2010 in Family Album Treasures

You probably thought the flared Skyline was about a Skyline with some widened arches, well you are wrong about that!
Flared Nissan Skyline GTX GC110
Flared Nissan Skyline GTX GC110

Yep, this Minkara user was a genuine owner of a moss green Skyline GTX back in the 70s!

Commerical time: the Ken and Mary you never saw

May 20, 2010 in Commerical time

I’m glad Hide7031 did not post up the too well known Ken&Mary Skyline commercials. These eight relatively unknown commercials were actually a quite a surprise for me:

I did say I liked the GC10 commercials better than the Ken&Mary ones, but I do have to admit I think the fourth Ken&Mary (GT) commercial is the best so far: showing the GT on a trailer (racing purpose?), Skyline waving goodbye with its rear wiper and then showing Ken and Mary with a bunch of binoculars as if they are watching a race…

Stay tuned for more commercials! 🙂

Vintage 1976 Nissan Skyline C110 brochure + posters

April 5, 2010 in nissan skyline

Just found this vintage 1976 Nissan Skyline GC110 brochure + posters in an auction on Ebay:
Nissan Skyline C110 brochure + posters
Nissan Skyline C110 brochure + posters

It does not only contain the GC110, but also posters of Ken and Meri, older Skylines (from 1957 onwards) and some racing cars(R380, R381 and the 50 victories by the Skyline!)

The Buy-me-now is right (39,95 AUD) but together with the shipping it is a bit steep… So if anyone wishes to give me a birthday present on the 16th, this is a good gift! 😉

You can find the auction here:
Vintage 1976 Nissan Skyline C110 brochure + posters
And hurry: the auction ends on the 11th of April!

Video: Skyline C110 JDM versus EU/AU

January 21, 2010 in video

Ever wondered what the difference is between the taillights of a EU/AU 240K GT GC110 and a JDM Skyline C110?

JDM on the left, EU/AU on the right.
I must say I like the JDM a lot better than the EU/AU spec. Let alone for having the double brakelights. 😉

Genuine Dutch Datsun 240K GT catalogue

November 21, 2009 in skyline c110

Oops I did it again…
Datsun 240K GT GC110
Datsun 240K GT GC110

Yes: I bought another car folder… And this time I found the Dutch Datsun 240K GT and could not resist myself from buying it…

Datsun 240K GT GC110
Datsun 240K GT GC110

In contrast with the sober looks of the Dutch Nissan 2400GT this folder really goes wild with the styling! Beautiful 70s girls dressed up in fashionable 70s style. Somehow it really fits the GC110 well!

Datsun 240K GT GC110
Datsun 240K GT GC110

While the Nissan 2400GT was marketed as a performance car the 240K GT was clearly marketed as a stylish sports car.

Datsun 240K GT GC110
Datsun 240K GT GC110

Lucky enough this time Nissan allowed the export models of the Skyline to retain famous the round taillights!

Datsun 240K GT GC110
Datsun 240K GT GC110

And the car still has the same 2.4 liter L24 engine.

Scans will follow soon! (I hope)