Over the years, Nissan has had several manufacturing agreements with other car companies, but one of the most important to the company’s development was its deal with Austin of England in the 1950s. All Japanese motor manufacturers were looking towards British cars at that time, as the designs were better suited to Japan’s narrow roads …

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To most people, the name Skyline conjures up images of the high horsepower GT-R models, but the reality in most Skylines are quite mundane four door family cars, often with automatic transmissions and often little four cylinder engines. The four door saloon has been the mainstay of the Skyline range right since its birth, under …

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This little treat dropped through my letterbox recently, courtesy of my friend Alan T. (thankyou!) and it really is a must have for any keen Datsun Sunny owner. The Sunny Owners Bible comes from Japanese publishers Studio Tac Creative (ISBN 978-4-88393-251-1) and as you might expect it has all the text in Japanese, however this …

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There’s no better way of brightening my day than the arrival of a gigantic box with Japanese shipping labels attached. It can only mean one thing.. WHEELS! Another set of JDM goodness arrived today in the form of a set of four 14 inch SSR Star Sharks, which I bought off of Yahoo! Japan Auctions …

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Recently, I picked up a stack of old Japanese motor magazines from the early 1970’s. They are really interesting to browse through, even though I obviously can’t read a word. I always prefer original period publications, rather than modern magazines catering for old cars. Whilst the cars featured might be the same type in either …

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I’m finally back out in the workshop getting back into repairing my 1976 Honda Civic, having just got over a couple of weeks of illness, preceded by some urgent maintenance on one of the car storage buildings. As usual it’s welding that’s the number one job to be done, such is the rusty nature of …

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Nissan’s earliest manufacturing base was little more than a wooden shack with only a handful of cars made each year but their growth was phenomenal and by the mid 80’s Nissan had huge manufacturing bases all around the world with production in the millions. Below you can take a look at some of the various …

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