The first Nissan Skyline GT-R made its appearance in 1969 as a four-door sedan fitted with a 2 litre S20 inline 6 cylinder engine capable of 160hp. Those familiar with the history of the model will know that it was originally produced by the Prince Motor Company, a Japanese marque that began producing the Skyline in 1955.
The lightweight coupe version of the GT-R would arrive in 1970, it was called the Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R and by all accounts it was one of the quickest road legal coupes that Japan had produced up until that point. It was fitted with the same 2 litre S20 inline 6 cylinder engine as its four door counterpart, and weight was stripped down to 1145kg.
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