The Nissan Skyline is a line of compact cars, sports cars and compact executive cars originally produced by the Prince Motor Company starting in 1957, and then by Nissan after the two companies merged in 1966. After the merge, the Skyline and its larger counterpart, the Nissan Gloria, were sold in Japan at dealership sales channels called Nissan Prince Shop.
The Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R was produced in Japan from 1972-1973 as a special sports variant of the Nissan Skyline. The 2000GT-R was part of the C110 series of the Nissan Skyline from the early to mid-1970s. The C110 Skyline was better known as the "Ken & Mary" or "Kenmeri" (ケンメリ) Skyline, stemming from the advertisement campaign in Japan at the time which featured a young couple (Ken and Mary) who relaxed and enjoyed the countryside in Ken and Mary's Skyline (ケンとメリーのスカイライン). The ads were highly successful and perhaps as a result the C110 was sold in very large numbers in Japan. It sold just as well in Australia (in a 2.4L 6-cylinder form, badged as "Datsun 240K"), though few survive today. There, the 240K was about the same price as a Ford Falcon GT or BMW 5 series, around AUD$5000 (~US$3,800 or ~€3,400). The Nissan Skyline GT-R hardtop arrived in September 1972 but only lasted until March 1973, when Nissan ceased its production. The oil crisis saw many people preferring economy cars and high-performance sports cars were looked down upon. Nissan pulled out of Motor Racing, so there was no purpose to the GT-R. It was not officially exported anywhere, although Nissan contemplated exporting to Australia. Only 197 KPGC110 GT-Rs were ever sold in Japan, through specialist Nissan Performance shops (before it was called NISMO). This was the last GT-R for 16 years until the BNR32 in 1989.
As the Kenmeri Skyline was mostly sold in Australia, this casting is right-hand drive.
The Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|022 / 244||2011||2011 New Models 22/50||White||Detailed Tail lights||Chrome / Plastic||Clear||Black||Gold Chrome MC5||X0092||Malaysia||Base code(s): D27, D28, D30, D31|
|-||2013||Flying Customs Series||Pearl Light Blue||Red stripes on sides, hood & roof, '2' on sides & hood, 'Nissan' on hood||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Black||HO||X8219||Thailand||Base code(s): Named Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R|
|023 / 250||2014||HW City - Nightburnerz||Metalflake Teal||Gold Stripes w/ "68" on hood & side||Metalflake Teal / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Gold Chrome MC5||BFC45||Malaysia||Base code(s): G22, G23, G26|
|11 / 18||2015||Hot Wheels Heritage Series||Red||White and black Stripes on sides,hood, and roof. "22" on sides and hood.||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Black)||Black||RL||CFN97||Malaysia||Base code(s): H35|
|2 / 5||2016||Car Culture Series - Japan Historics||Pearl White||Black stripe on sides & hood, 'ホットホイ一ル Police', 'GReddy', 'Advan' & JNC logo on sides||Unpainted / Metal||Tinted (Black)||Black||Chrome & Grey C4SPRR||DJF82||Malaysia||Base code(s): H52|