Archive for June 16th, 2009

Continued from “Skyline History, Part 7.

With the C110 having drawn to a close and the oil crisis putting an end to the more performance oriented Skyline’s, where was the range to go?  Well it would just continue it’s trend as it had done in previous years and in 1977 the 5th Generation, C210 was released.

1977.8 Nissan Skyline Hardtop 2000GT (KHGC210)

1977.8 Nissan Skyline Hardtop 2000GT (KHGC210)

Although the lineup did not include a GT-R, it still used the same formula as the previous generation, with sedan’s, coupe’s & wagons with a variety of engines all as part of the mix.  The approach to the 80′s was evident in the styling of the 5th Gen cars, the curvy lines of the 70′s had been replaced by angular, sharpened edges, the unmistakable Skyline look was still there though with the square cut over the rear arch and in domestic models, the signature round rear lamps.