PRINCE SKYLINE GT MOB
There are about 60 members in Austra lia and New Zealand, and we’re probably t he only Princespecif ic club outside of Japan. We have been involved wit h t he Japanese club for t he last decade.
Some 331 cars of f icia lly imported when they were new and about 120 still in ex istence, only 45 of which are still on t he road. Most of the owners have multiples, which is why t hey still sur v ive.
If you’re look ing for one as a restorat ion project, r ust is a common issue. Origina lit y and how complete a car is can be crit ica l. Parts for a Prince Sk yline GT are v ir tually non-ex istent. Mechanically, we get things made. For example we’ve gone to t he trouble of getting f irst gears made, head gaskets made. We can’t get engine components, and we a lways tr y to modif y and make things work. Getting a car as complete as possible is t he key – if you see t wo, buy them!
We’re t he best place for information on what components they should have. What you see on t he internet can be a bit sha k y, whereas our owners are a good source. We’re probably a good place to start if you want to buy one as well, as t hey ver y ra rely get advertised. Generally our group will be given f irst ref usa l on something.
I used to be into old 356 Porsches and Karmann Ghias and t he like, but sold them up and switched over to t he Prince. I haven’t looked back – it’s a passion.
The cars in Japan ran from 1964 and in Austra lia t hey were available from 1965 to 1968.
These days they’re an absolute pleasure to drive – li ke a lot of old cars. You have noise, t he triple Webers on t he straight si x, and the later models had f ive-speed boxes with LSD. They’re ever y thing and old car should be. For t heir day, they were an absolute rocket.
We maiantain records for a ll t y pes of Prince Sk ylines, Prince Glorias and Commercials, while keeping strong ties wit h multiple Japanese car clubs and enthusiasts around the globe. Ed’s note : Search the News&Reviews section of tradeuniquecars.com.au for our three Prince Skyline GT features.