Nissan Skyline GT-R (1973) - 1:18 Scale Model Car by AUTOart
- 1:18 Scale (approximately ten inches in length)
- ABS plastic body, features opening hood, doors and trunk
- Poseable steering
Introduced in 1973, the second-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R was intended to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the legendary "Hakosuka" Skyline that thoroughly dominated Japanese touring car racing. Powered by Nissan's potent 2-liter S20 inline six, the new GT-R (nicknamed "Kenmeri" after a memorable ad campaign) was a strong performer. However, the global oil crisis of the 1970s and Nissan's attendant withdrawal from racing doomed the Kenmeri GT-R from the start, with only 197 examples built before production was halted. Today, the rare second-gen Skyline GT-R ranks among the most desirable of all Japanese "nostalgic" cars.
AUTOart's long-awaited 1:18-scale replica of the 1973 Skyline GT-R offers a tremendous level of detail, boasting a beautifully proportioned body and packing the requisite JDM details such as carefully crafted fender mirrors, exposed flare rivets and black "steelies" for a refreshingly stock appearance. Enthusiasts of classic Japanese cars should not miss this opportunity to add the coveted Kenmeri Skyline GT-R to their model collections.