“This is a 1971 Nissan Skyline 2 door hard top that was imported and maintained by JDM Legends. This particular Skyline is what is referred to in Japan as a GT-R clone, meaning that it utilizes the rear over-fenders that were original equipment on the GT-R model but retains the single cam, 6 cylinder L-series motor found in many Nissans of the era including the S30Z.
This is a top of the line GT-X model which means that it has power windows, optional 5-speed transmission, slightly upgraded interior from the GT and would typically be equipped with twin SU carburetors and mechanical throttle linkage from the factory instead of the single downdraft Hitachi carburetors found on the GT. For even more power over the twin SU’s, this one has also been upgraded with triple 40mm Mikuni side draft carburetors.
In addition to the engine modifications, this car is running a set of classic SSR MKII wheels in 15″ x 7.5″ up front and 9″ wide in the rear. Those with a keen eye may also notice that to fit the front wheels the previous owner had the front fenders subtly widened from stock without the use of over fenders and fabricated completely in metal.
This car has been sold to a customer with a deposit on our waiting list and will be receiving a full restoration by JDM Legends. For information about Skyline availability or information on how to own one for yourself, please call or e-mail JDM Legends by using the contact information listed on the main page.