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Classic Find: First-Generation 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R Coupe S45

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What looks to be a pristine (or fully restored) example of the modern day Nissan GT-R's granddaddy, a 1970 Skyline GT-R Coupe S45 with only 89,000 kilometers or a little over 55,000 miles on the odometer, is up for sale by a Japan-based dealer. There's no asking price on the seller's website but understandably, we reckon that a historic model like 1970 Skyline GT-R with such low mileage won't be offered for a low price.

1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R S45The first Skyline GT-R was launched in Japan originally as a four door sedan in February 1969 (pictured here), followed shortly after by the coupe model you're all gawking at in the photo album below -no need to apologize, we did the same thing, ain't she a beauty?

Like its sedan counterpart, at the heart of the 1970 Skyline GT-R is Nissan's S20 2.0-liter straight-six DOHC 24-valve engine. It produces (or at least it did when it came out of the factory) a maximum output of 160PS at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 18.0 kgm or 130-lb/ft at 5,600 rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.

1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R S45We don't have any official performance figures for the Coupe (maybe some of you Nissan fans can help us out here), but we did manage to find out that the 1969 Skyline GT-R Sedan with the same engine was capable of achieving a top speed of 200km/h or 125mph while it covered the first 400m from a standing start in 16.1 seconds (official data from Nissan).

Link: Wintel

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28 Comments:

Sergio said... »June 18, 2009

WOW.. more WOW and WOW again!!!! amazing car!!!

Anonymous said... »June 18, 2009

Agree, WOW! Still looks great!

Anonymous said... »June 18, 2009

Stunningly beautiful car!

Anonymous said... »June 18, 2009

Looks amazing, beautiful!!

Anonymous said... »June 18, 2009

WAY better looking than the current one.

Darmanos said... »June 18, 2009

look at this beauty!

Anonymous said... »June 18, 2009

This is a decent design for an early seventies Japanese design. Until now I was unaware that it existed.
I always liked the Mazda Cosmo design and would still love to have one for my collection.

www.google.com/search?sourceid=gmail&rls=gm&q=mazda cosmo

3Deuce27

Anonymous said... »June 19, 2009

now that is the REAL GTR, not that beast with so much technology!

Nordic said... »June 19, 2009

Really cool classic

Anonymous said... »June 19, 2009

RHDJapan has these for sale already leegalized for US drivers. i've sat in it. it's definitely an experience!!

and a more pure experience than the new GTR

Nissan said... »June 19, 2009

I love this model. I would be pretty cool to have it parked out front at the next owner clinic.

Anonymous said... »June 20, 2009

I think I will add that alongside the Ferrari I just bought. Anyone got the site?

Faisal H P said... »June 20, 2009

pics are not viewable :(

John said... »June 20, 2009

Faisal thanks, uploaded them again

Anonymous said... »July 02, 2009

cool car !!!!!!!!!!! love it

drcannon said... »May 18, 2010

i really wanted to get one but now that i have 1 i dont have the time to drive it

Anonymous said... »June 01, 2010

if i was in japan, i would've rushed to where this GT-R is and bought it even if i have to kill!

bev said... »July 03, 2010

Ihave owned 3 datos 1600 and I never new this existed what a gorgeous machine, very well done...

raymond said... »August 24, 2010

wow i want to buy one

Anonymous said... »July 21, 2011

I put an r34 Gtr v8 turbo charged in mine. Nearly 800whp. Ill never sell mine

Mr Lee said... »August 28, 2011

where can i get one?

Rodrigo Elizondo said... »November 24, 2011

the gtr will never get old. love this model small but stong. bad ass car!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said... »March 04, 2012

You mean V6 right

พี.พี วัดจัน พิโลก said... »March 26, 2012

อยากได้มากเลย ครับ รุ่น
Nissan Skyline GT-R
 แต่ไม่รู้ราคานี้แล

พี.พี วัดจัน พิโลก said... »March 26, 2012

อยากได้มากเลย ครับNissan Skyline GT-R แต่ไม่รู้ราคานี้แล

Christ Stann said... »April 13, 2012

for sale ?

Christ Stann said... »April 13, 2012

For Sale ?

Christ Stann said... »April 14, 2012

for sale ?

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