Sunday, November 18, 2012

Prince Skyline Sports - 1962


PRINCE SKYLINE SPORTS ....




Like many other Japanese auto brands, "Prince" is from the world of aviation. At the end of the second world war, many factories and manufacturers of military equipment are grouped in order of SCAP (Supreme Commander Allied Powers) to form an industrial conglomerate Fuji Sangyo named. The first car brand was officially presented to the Prince first motor show in Tokyo in 1954. Tama Motors Company becomes Prince Motor Company in 1955, is the official start of the Prince brand, Japanese automaker and an important player in the development of Japanese motorsport ....



In the early '60s, the brand Prince had critical acclaim in the automotive and enjoyed some success in the prestige market. Among its lines of cars most famous one remembers the Prince Skyline and Gloria, both of which were absorbed into the Nissan range after their merger in 1966. Prince The organization continued to exist within the Nissan, though the brand has definitely gone by the time of the merger. It has long been said that the real reason for any Nissan Skyline models have been really successful in Europe or North America is a long-standing rivalry between the branch "Prince" and branch "Nissan" . The problem will also finally settled in its entirety only when its merger with Renault Carlos Ghosn when intervened personally ....




In 1960, at the Turin Motor Show, the famous Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti marks the first cooperation of Italian coach builder with a Japanese automobile company presenting its new creation, very amazing Prince Skyline Sports . He officiates for BMW and Triumph in 1957 and founded his company in 1959 body. For Skyline Sport, it will tap into its register the most recent BMW and Triumph Herald 700. 4m66 long, the Prince is very close to the 2200 Fiat Abarth revealed in Geneva a few weeks earlier and under the hood, the 1.9 of Gloria took place. Announced 94cv is the most powerful engine in automobile production special Japanese in 1960. There still style quite elegant and rather classic Prince Skyline Sports unusual that nowadays is still not really outdated ....



With its sleek and sporty look, the Prince Skyline Sports is a coupe sports tend to say 2 + 2 dimensions rather compact length of 4.66 m, 1.70 m wide, 1, 40 m tall and a wheelbase 2.55 m. Its weight of 1.350 kilograms enough content gives it good handling all the geometry and suspension are fairly well studied. The low weight also provides a fairly efficient braking the car which is nevertheless equipped with drum brakes on all four wheels but with hydraulic assistance. In the end, the technical side, nothing extravagant at the time, that's classic, the Prince Skyline Sports adopts Japanese solutions widely proven, solid, and on the functional. Nowadays, it has become a model to be classified in the category of Classic Vintage really rare in good condition ....



In April 1962, the Prince Skyline Sports is finally sold, with two bodies either open or closed. His mind and his parentage makes a proposal closer to a coupe or a convertible as a 404 Spider 2000 Alfa Romeo except its price. Its bodywork Italian handcrafted with a fine finish makes the car too expensive to sell. She does not know a critical success on the Japanese archipelago, and it was built in a sixty copies Altogether, including coupes and convertibles. The experience ceases to spring 1964. It will be offered with two engine series with a 4-cylinder in line OHV with a displacement of 1862 cm3 developing a power of 94 hp at 4800 rev / min and a torque of 153 Nm at 3600 rev / min. Or an optional 6-cylinder 2494 cm3 developing a power of 134 hp 5500 r / min and torque of 170 Nm at 4000 rev / min, which allowed him to reach the speed of 160 km / h .. ..



Specifications:
  • Engine: 6 cylinders
  • Capacity: 2.5 Liters
  • Power: 134 hp 5500 rev / min
  • Torque: 170 Nm at 4000 r / min
  • Speed: 160 km / h


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