Nissan Heritage Museum – Japan

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Had the awesome opportunity to visit the Nissan Heritage Museum while in Japan. A great treat before out heading to Tokyo Auto Salon. Took a bunch of photos for you but was just about dead (sick) so did not pay much attention to the history behind each car. Anyway, I will add as many captions as I can remember… hope you enjoy.

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1982 Masch K10 Japan

This little race car was in the entrance of the museum. It’s a 1982 March K10.

Another view – Let’s Matchy!

I’m always fascinated by funky Japanese race wheels.

This fire truck was fire. Something you might see in an old Godzilla movie.

Nissan Museum in Japan

The museum is part of the Nissan Leaf plant so it’s only right they display the first fully electric Nissan car attempt. The removable battery goes under the car – yes, the car still runs. I think the guide said it had a top speed of 30 kilometers per hour (about 18 miles per hour).

Nissan Heritage Museum in Japan

These gangster cars though...

Large classic japanese cars nissan museum in japan

They were huge. According to our guide, they were made that big based on US car size trends.

 Japanese Wagons old school

Wagons. I love them.

I can’t exactly remember what these were about… maybe rally cars. None the less, they looked pretty interesting and artistic.

Again, these wagons were so killer. White with red interiors? Hell yeah.

Classic Old school Nissan Datsun Skyline Japan

One of the first, now infamous, Nissan Skylines.

As many of you know, Nissan first came to the US under the brand of Datsun. This is a Datsun Fairlady 2000.

As many of you know, Nissan first came to the US under the brand of Datsun. This is a Datsun Fairlady 2000.

Classic GTR

This classic GTR was probably my favorite in the museum.

Pop the hood.

Fairlady Z yellow

Nice mustard Fairlady Z.

Again, the wagons.

Classic Old School Japanese SUV Classic Cars

kVery interesting to see these small SUV type vehicles.

Jeep looking Nissan SUV Classic

Another awesome looking Jeep-like vehicle. Would love to have one of these in my garage.

Nissan Ken Mary GTR

Here is a Ken Mary GTR. Another one of my favorites.

Nissan 200SX

Here’s a Nissan 200sx which would be a 240SX in the states. This was the beginning of what now has become one of the most popular drift cars in the world. I could almost hear a guy with gauges in his ears say “LS swap it bro” when they opened the hood.

GTR

The rest of the photos are of the GTR / Skyline section which included this ugly yet beautiful piece of machinery. Make me crave a Coca-Cola Light.

Skyline

A skyline…

and another...

Skyline Nissan classic race cars

another one...

another one...

another one...

Nissan Japan R35 GTR Nismo

and another one. This one an R35 GTR Nismo

Race Nissan Sentra Xanavi

Let’s end it with the biggest beast Nissan has ever created… the Sentra. All kidding aside, I would trade my cars for any of these… including the Sentra.