Datsuns and Nissans to Infiniti and beyond…

The Datsun 240Z was the first Japanese sports car I saw which had a serious wow factor. There were other Japanese Sports cars at the time: the Honda S600 was cute but had a tiny engine and there was the Toyota 2000GT which was as rare as hen’s teeth in the UK, I still haven’t seen a real one..


Hot Wheels Infiniti G37 and Datsun 240Z. Hot Wheels make a few Datsuns and Nissans but I haven’t found many. I’m looking out especially for the 71 Datsun Bluebird Wagon. I did have a Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline but I gave it to my wife’s godson.

Corgi also have a very nice model of a  240Z Rally in East African Safari guise (the 240Z won the East African rally in 1973, after a Datsun 510 won in 1970, a demonstration of the rugged reliability of the marque).The Corgi model is high on my wants’ list.


I have these three Kinsmart Nissans from left to right a GT-R R35 (scale 1/36), a Skyline GTR R34 (scale 1/36) and a Fairlady 350Z (scale 1/34).


This 1:43 gem is a DeAgostini model of a Nissan Fairlady Z 1972 in Japanese Police Livery. The model like all DeAgostini models came with a magazine.


The DeAgostini magazine and the 9 Nissans in my collection.

The engine of the 240Z was enlarged to 2.6L and the car became the 260Z. I have a pair of 260Zs made in France by Majorette from the mid seventies.


Datsun 260Z

Datsun is an automobile brand owned by Nissan. From 1958 to 1986, only vehicles exported by Nissan were identified as Datsun. The Datsun 240Z and 260Z were also known as the Nissan S30 and the Nissan Fairlady Z (on the Japanese maket). Infiniti is the luxury division of Nissan.

Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-X

Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-X with roll cage

20 Nissans

20 Nissans


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