1967 Prince Skyline S54-B
The Prince Skyline is the origin that started the Godzilla craze we know and recognize today. Before Nissan was involved, before the GT-R was around, Prince had the passion and inspiration to swap a bigger engine in a lighter car, even if it meant lengthening the frame itself. The S54-B Skyline had a longer nose than the 1500 and was powered by Gloria’s 6-cylinder, 1,988cc (Weber triple-carb) G7 engine. As the story goes, the 2nd Japan GP was coming up so it was necessary to work round the clock to produce the 100-unit minimum required for homologation in time for the race. Although the Skyline did not take 1st place, it made such a strong showing and a spirited run that it lived on forever after. Excitement was so genuine, it birthed the creation of the legends we know and love today.
This particular S54-B was sourced in Japan by JDM Legends and was previously restored by early Skyline specialist PRINCE CRAFT in Nagano Japan.
Photos courtesy of Japanese Nostalgic Car