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

type Series Production Car
built at Japan
engine S20 Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1989 cc / 121.4 in³
bore 82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 62 mm / 2.44 in
power 119.3 kw / 160.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 80.44 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 142.86 bhp per tonne
torque 176.26 nm / 130.0 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels RWD
front tires 6.45H-14-4PR
rear tires 6.45H-14-4PR
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
f suspension McPherson Struts
r suspension Semi-Trailing Arm
curb weight 1120 kg / 2469 lbs
wheelbase 2640 mm / 103.9 in
front track 1370 mm / 53.9 in
rear track 1365 mm / 53.7 in
length 4395 mm / 173.0 in
width 1610 mm / 63.4 in
height 1385 mm / 54.5 in
transmission 5-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