That little graphic says it all, doesn’t it? I should print out a giant poster of it and stick it on my wall. I should plaster this website with banners of the Skyline Heart. I should get a T-shirt emblazoned with it and wear it every day of the week.
Meet the O.G. The hakosuka. The “Box Skyline”. Literally. And what do you do with boxes? You stack ‘em. Like so:
The first-gen, C10 Skyline was Godzilla before people coined the Godzilla nickname and bestowed it upon the GT-R. Though it wasn’t until the late 80s and the R32 generation that the Skyline GT-R started receiving worldwide recognition for its racing accomplishments, the C10 and KPGC10—the codename which denotes the 2-door coupe variant—enjoyed plenty of success of its own, racking up a grand total of fifty racing victories throughout the course of its storied career.
The racecar version of the KPGC10, by AUTOart, is presented here in two colorways. This model is reaching its golden years, so consider this one last hurrah before it’s retired for good. AUTOart has recently come out with an updated, plain-body, street-spec version of the KPGC10, made of composite plastic, to replace the good ol’ diecast ones (i.e. these). That means it’s now or never. Better grab one before it’s too late.