Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nissan "Hakosuka" Skyline GT-R (1969-73)

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a Japanese sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range. The first Generation GT-Rs, known by the internal Nissan designation PGC10, were produced from 1969–1973. It was available originally as a four-door sedan after a public debut at the October 1968, advertised alongside the Nissan R380 racecar to showcase the Skyline's racing heraldry. It was equipped with the 2.0 L DOHC S20 I6 producing 160 hp. 
5-speed manual transmissionLater It was available as a coupe in March 1971 with the chassis code KPGC10. A total of 1,945 PGC and KPGC10 Skyline GT-Rs were produced. 

The Gen. 1 Nissan Skyline GT-R Coupe version was known as the ‘Hakosuka’ ハコスカ. Hako meaning ‘Box shape’ and Suka being short for ‘Skyline’ in Japanese. As rare and special as they are today, back in 1969 and the 1970′s, the KPGC-10 was used in various race series in Japan. Today they’re getting harder and harder to find. (

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