1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR

1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR

1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR

Launched in February 1969, this was the first Skyline to wear the GT-R badge. This special model was heavily modified to keep Nissan competative in the Japanese JAF Champoinship. The first examples were only offered in a sedan form, until 1971, when a short wheel base coupe was offered.

The motor was a tuned down version of the inline-6, DOHC 24-valve engine found in the Nissan R390 race car. The engine offered 50 horsepower over the standard GT model.This engine, along with the reduced weight and independant suspension started the GT-R trend that has continued on to this day.

It was famed for its top speed of 200km/h and its ability to cover 400m from a standing start in 16.1 seconds. It achieved its debut win at the 1969 JAF Grand Prix.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atJapan
engineS20 Inline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement1989 cc / 121.4 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke62 mm / 2.44 in
power119.3 kw / 160.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output80.44 bhp per litre
bhp/weight142.86 bhp per tonne
torque176.26 nm / 130.0 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsRWD
front tires6.45H-14-4PR
rear tires6.45H-14-4PR
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
f suspensionMcPherson Struts
r suspensionSemi-Trailing Arm
curb weight1120 kg / 2469 lbs
wheelbase2640 mm / 103.9 in
front track1370 mm / 53.9 in
rear track1365 mm / 53.7 in
length4395 mm / 173.0 in
width1610 mm / 63.4 in
height1385 mm / 54.5 in
transmission5-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR
1970 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R ‘Hakosuka’ PGC10-000917
– sold for $88,000
The true forerunner of the legendary “Godzilla”. Rare and authentic first-generation GT-R Sedan. Powered by the race-derived S20, twin-cam, 24-valve straight-six. The Hakosuka proved indomitable in Japanese competition, with 50 overall victories in Japan. Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions

1969 Nissan Skyline 2000GTR
1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R ‘Hakosuka KPGC10-001445
– sold for $242,000
Forefather of the legendary “Godzilla”. Exceedingly rare and authentic Hakosuka GT-R. Powered by the race-derived S20, twin-cam, straight-six engine. Indomitable competition history; 50 overall victories in Japan. “Skyline’s only rival is Skyline”. Auction Source: 2014 Monterey by RM Auctions