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Nissan Heritage Museum in Zama, Japan

Our track driver, Brett, recently took a trip out to Japan and was lucky enough to score a personal tour of the Nissan Heritage Museum in Zama, Japan. This museum is also known as the Datsun Nissan Automuseum, or DNA garage, which is especially appropriate as it really does showcase a lot of Nissan’s history over the years. Because it’s not open to the public, Brett was understandably excited about this trip!

And he was nice enough to share all of the pictures he took with us, so I thought we’d share them here for you guys to see! The rest of this post will basically be a photo collection and I’ll do my best to identify the weird and rare ones posted.

1930s

1933 Datsun 12 Phaeton (eat your heart out, Volkswagen)

1933 Datsun 12 Phaeton (eat your heart out, Volkswagen)

 

1935 Datsun 14 Roadster

1935 Datsun 14 Roadster

 

1950s

1952 Datsun 1000 Sedan

1952 Datsun 1000 Sedan

 

1957 Prince Skyline Deluxe

1957 Prince Skyline Deluxe

 

1960s

1960 Cedric Custom

1960 Cedric Custom

 

1962 Nissan R380-II

 

1968 Datsun Bluebird 1300. Covered in the signatures of the whole Japanese team on the last day of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

1968 Datsun Bluebird 1300. Covered in the signatures of the whole Japanese team on the last day of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico.

 

1969 Fairlady Z 432

1969 Fairlady Z 432

 

1969 Fairlady Z 432

1969 Fairlady Z 432

 

1969 Datsun Bluebird 1600 SSS Coupe

1969 Datsun Bluebird 1600 SSS Coupe

 

1970s

1970 Datsun Bluebird 1600SSSS

1970 Datsun Bluebird 1600 SSS

 

1970 Nissan R383

1970 Nissan R383

 

1971 Fairlady Z

1971 Fairlady Z

 

1972 Fairlady 240Z-G Police Car

 

1971 Datsun 240Z

1971 Datsun 240Z

I thought this was kind of funny; I didn’t see any cars missing a fender on Nissan’s site for the Heritage museum. But there’s one, out of the entire collection, facing the wrong direction…

One of these things is not like the others

One of these things is not like the others

 

1977 Cedric 2800SGL

1977 Cedric 2800SGL

1980s

1982 March Super Silhouette

1982 March Super Silhouette

 

1983 Silvia Sport Silhouette

1983 Silvia Sport Silhouette

 

1985 Nissan R85V

1985 Nissan R85V

 

1987 Nissan Mid-4 (Type II)

1987 Nissan Mid-4 (Type II)

 

1987 Nissan MID-4 (Type II)

1987 Nissan MID-4 (Type II)

 

1987 Nissan MID-4 (Type II)

1987 Nissan MID-4 (Type II)

 

1987 Nissan MID-4 (Type II)

1987 Nissan MID-4 (Type II)

If you didn’t see our feature on the MID-4, check it out here!

 

1989 S-cargo (Get it? Because it looks like a snail)

1989 S-cargo (Get it? Because it looks like a snail)

 

1990s

1992 Fairlady Z Convertible (red one) and 1998 Farilady Z (white)

1992 Fairlady Z Convertible (red one) and 1998 Farilady Z (white)

 

1994 Skyline GT-R

1994 Skyline GT-R

 

1997 Nissan R390 GT1

1997 Nissan R390 GT1

 

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

 

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

 

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

 

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

1998 Nissan R390 GT1

Keep an eye out for this one, we’ll have a feature on the R390 here soon 🙂

Nick Letsom

6 Comments

  1. That 1983 Silvia Sport Silhouette looks crazy.

    I love the 1990’s Nissan craziness.

  2. Awesome! Way-to-go Brett. What a great deal for you and Care. We’re so proud of you!

  3. I wander if the cars with the Nissan 1200cc engine are remembered. There were raced and overworked all over the place back in the 70’s. They even had a little pick up truck with that engine. They would not quit. Nissan has quite the heritage.

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