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A car originally produced by Prince starting in 1957 and then by Nissan after their merger in 1966.

With the construction of the V35 generation of the Skyline in June 2001 the car was returned to its grand touring roots and the high performance GT-R was split off as a separate model. The V35 Skyline was sold in the United States as the Infiniti G35/G37.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Automotive Industries page on 22 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Nissan Skyline (Japanese: 日産・スカイライン Nissan Sukairain) 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 merger, the Skyline and its larger counterpart, the Nissan Gloria, were sold in Japan at dealership sales channels called Nissan Prince Shop.

The Skyline was largely designed and engineered by Shinichiro Sakurai from inception, and he remained a chief influence of the car until his death in 2011.

Skylines are available in either coupé, or sedan body styles, plus station wagon, crossover, convertible and pickup/sedan delivery body styles. The later models are most commonly known by their trademark round brake and tail lights (as of 1972). While not distributed in the United States until its importation as the Infiniti G, the Skyline's prominence in video games, movies and magazines resulted in many such cars being imported there from 1989 to late 2005 via Motorex. The majority of Skyline models are rear-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive being available since the eighth-generation's debut.

The 11th-generation Skyline (V35) was another major turning point for the nameplate, as it dropped some of the previous generation Skyline's trademark characteristics such as the straight-6 engine (replaced with a V6) and turbocharging, and eventually separated the GT-R into its own line. Nissan decided to retain the Skyline for the luxury-sport market, while its platform-mate, the 350Z, revived the Z line of pure sports cars. The V35 was the first Skyline made for export to North America, being sold under Nissan's luxury marque Infiniti as the G35. The Skyline (V36/J50) is sold in Europe, North America, South Korea, Taiwan, and the Middle East as the Infiniti G37.

On April 11, 2010 a Guinness Book of Records event took place with 225 Skylines taking part in a parade lap at the ISTS at Silverstone UK which produced two world records: the most recorded Nissan Skylines at one meet at one time, and Most Nissan Skylines on a track at the same time.


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Nissan Skyline Photo by "Spinnanz"
Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X 2000GT-X
Photo by "Ypy31"
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R30 Nissan Skyline R30
Photo by "Spinnanz"
November 20, 2005
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R30 Nissan Skyline Paul Newman Version R30 Paul Newman Version
Photo by "Decypher"
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1983 DR30 Nissan Skyline RS-X 1983 DR30 RS-X
Photo by "Decypher"
Underneath Harbour Bridge, Auckland
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R31 Nissan Skyline R31
Photo by "RB30DE"
Skyline meet
Melbourne, Australia
April 23, 2006
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R32 Nissan Skyline R32
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R32 Nissan Skyline R32
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1993 Nissan Skyline 1993
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Nissan Skyline Photo by "Aloba"
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Nissan Skyline Photo by "Aloba"
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R32 Nissan Skyline R32
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R32 Nissan Skyline R32
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R33 Nissan Skyline R33
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R33 Nissan Skyline R33
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R34 Nissan Skyline 25GT-t R34 25GT-t
Photo by "Bandjelek"
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R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec R34 GT-R Vspec
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Nissan Skyline Photo by "Superautobacs"
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Nissan Skyline Photo by "PRiMENON"
September 18, 2006
Saitama Prefecture
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R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R M Spec Nur R34 GT-R M Spec Nur
Photo by "Preveen"
Colombo, Sri Lanka
August 14, 2005
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Crittenden Automotive Library 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R on Car Town The Crittenden Automotive Library @CarsAndRacingStuff.com 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R in Car Town
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V35 Nissan Skyline 350GT V35 350GT
Photo by "RB30DE"
March 4, 2007
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Nissan Skyline Saitama Prefecture Police Car Photo by "PRiMENON"
April 17, 2004
Saitama Prefecture
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VQ35HR Nissan Skyline VQ35HR
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VQ35HR Nissan Skyline VQ35HR
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V36 Nissan Skyline V36
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Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Model Kit - Arii 41021-600'63 Prince SkylineOwner's Club, 1:32 scale
Model Kit - Arii 41020-600'65 Nissan SkylineOwner's Club, 1:32 scale
Model Kit - Tamiya 41020-600Nissan Skyline 2000RSSports Car Series, 1:24 scale, 1981, 1/24 Suzuki Gemma 50cc Scooter Included
Die Cast - Hot Wheels 52920-E910Nissan Skyline2002 First Editions, small scale, blue "APT" #2, Race & Win! Online
Die Cast - Hot Wheels P2476-0919E G1Nissan Skyline GT-R R32Dream Garage, small scale, gold & black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels M6983-0918ANissan SkylineWeb Trading Cars, small scale, black w/gold
Die Cast - Hot Wheels M6983-0918BNissan SkylineWeb Trading Cars, small scale, black w/gold
Die Cast - Hot Wheels M6983-0918ENissan SkylineWeb Trading Cars, small scale, gold w/black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels K7613-0917FNissan SkylineTreasure Hunt, small scale, dark orange & silver & black #7
Die Cast - Hot Wheels J3286-0916Nissan SkylineDropstars, small scale, teal & black
Die Cast - Hot Wheels J3286-0916Nissan SkylineDropstars, small scale, dark blue
Die Cast - NewRay 52563Nissan Skyline GTR1:32 scale, blue
Die Cast - Motorworks 73200Nissan Skyline GT-R1:24 scale, purple w/"GT-Racing"
Die Cast Model Kit - Testors 440118Nissan Skyline GT-REasy Builder Silver Series, 1:24 scale, prepainted blue
Die Cast - Motor Max 73601 (6028)Nissan Skyline GT-RSuper Wheels, small scale, silver
Die Cast - Muscle Machines 71181'00 Nissan Skyline GTRImport Tuner, 1:64 scale, yellow custom
Die Cast - Muscle Machines 71181'00 Nissan Skyline GTRImport Tuner, 1:64 scale, dark blue custom
Model Kit - Tamiya 24268Xanavi NISMO GT-R (R-34)1/24 Sports Car Series, 1:24 scale, Car #23 (Xanavi) driven by Satoshi Motoyama & Michael Krumm
Car #22 (Motul/Pitwork) driven by Masami Kageyama & Richard Lyons JGTC Race Car
Die Cast - Tomy 8Nissan Skyline1:62 scale, V-35, silver




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