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Nostalgic Hero vol.144 (04/2011)

This number picked up a sportscar. We collected various makers' cars.
Fairlady Z 432 of a cover is a restored car. The restoration process is being also introduced. The car keeping the original, the car which did a custom and various Japanese old cars can be seen. The car after the 80s also appears specially this time also.Please examine subscription if I have you be interested in a nostalgic hero. The receptionist is CLUB JAPAN. Please send an email, and refer.

NISSAN FAIRLADY Z 432 (Chassis Code: PS30) '69 P006-011

This Fairelady Z 432 was most sporty model in Fearedy Z siriese which released at 1969. The L20 engine was installed in a normal grade, and the S20 engine was installed in Z432. The S20 was the same engine as Skyline 2000 GT-R. The origin of the name was four valves, three carburetors, and twin cams. About 450 Fairlady Z 432 were produced from 69 to 73 years. But, There are few cars which run even now. The high performance of 432 was shown in a race. Z432 won the victory in the race du NIPPON 6hours in 70 and the FUJI 300km in 71. Z432-R which equipped the FPR bonnet, the acrylics window, etc. was also put on the market. Although it was Z432 which established the status as a sports car, it has been hidden by 240Z put on the market in 71. And Z432 ended manufacture in 73.

NISSAN FAIRLADY Z 432 (Chassis Code: PS30) '69
length : 4115 mm
width : 1630 mm
height : 1290 mm
wheelbase : 2305 mm
front track : 1355 mm
rear track : 1345 mm
ground clearance : 165 mm
interior length : 835 mm
interior width : 1390 mm
interior height : 1070 mm
weight : 1040 kg
seating capacity : 2 person
maximum speed : 210 km/h
ability of climbing : sinθ 0.490
minimum turning radius : 5.3 m
engine code : S20
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight six, DOHC
displacement : 1989 cc
bore × stroke : 82.0 × 62.8 mm
compression ratio : 9.5:1
maximum horsepower : 160 ps / 7000 rpm
maximum torque : 18.0 kg-m / 5600 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 2.957 / 2nd 1.858 / 3rd 1.311 / 4th 1.000 / 5th 0.852 / Reverse 2.922
final drive ratio : 4.444
fuel tank : 60 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : MacPherson strut
rear suspension system : Semi-trailing arm suspension
front braking systems : disk brake
rear braking system : drum brake
front tire size : 6.45 - 14 - 4PR
rear tire size : 6.45 - 14 - 4PR
the new car price of the at that time 1,850,000 yen

TOYOTA 2000GT (Chassis Code: MF10) '69 P012-015

Toyota 2000 GT released at 1969. Toyota 2000GT was exhibited in Tokyo Motor Show from the sale front. In show, the beautiful style of long nose and the short deck attracted attention. The car was developed by cooperation of Toyota and YAMAHA. The 3M engine developed based on M engine of a crown was carried. It was become DOHC by Yamaha, and three SOLEX twin chalk carburetors were put on. The interior was elaborate, too. Yamaha which was making a piano made a dashboard of rosewood using high technology. A minor change was performed in August, 69. The shape of the light and the front grille changed.

TOYOTA 2000GT (Chassis Code: MF10) '69
length : 4175 mm
width : 1600 mm
height : 1160 mm
wheelbase : 2330 mm
front track : 1300 mm
rear track : 1300 mm
ground clearance : 155 mm
interior length : 720 mm
interior width : 1430 mm
interior height : 950 mm
weight : 1120 kg
seating capacity : 2 person
maximum speed : 220 km/h
ability of climbing : sinθ 0.567
minimum turning radius : 5.0 m
engine code : 3M
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight six, DOHC
displacement : 1988 cc
bore × stroke : 75.0 × 75.0 mm
compression ratio : 8.4:1
maximum horsepower : 150 ps / 6000 rpm
maximum torque : 18.0 kg-m / 5000 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 3.143 / 2nd 1.636 / 3rd 1.179 / 4th 1.000 / 5th 0.844 / Reverse 3.238
final drive ratio : 4.375
fuel tank : 60 liter
steering mechanisms : recirculating ball
front suspension system : double wishbone suspension / Coil spring
rear suspension system : double wishbone suspension / Coil spring
front braking systems : disk brake
rear braking system : disk brake
front tire size : 165HR15
rear tire size : 165HR15
the new car price of the at that time 2,385,000 yen

MAZDA COSMO SPORTS P016-019

Mazda cosmo sports release at ‘67. It was equipped with the mass production type rotary engine which becomes first in the world. Mazda worked hard to make rotary engine technology of NSU a usable level by car. At first Mazda exhibited a rotary engine by Japan mortor show of 63. Mazda exhibited a prototype car equipped with a rotary engine in 64 and exhibited a Cosmo sport with the shape near the mass production type in 65. After that Mazda began to repeat a test by a ride and sell Cosmo sport in 67. The minor change was performed in 68 and the grill was enlarged. It had changed to a wheel base and engine power too.

MAZDA COSMO SPORTS
length : 4130 mm
width : 1595 mm
height : 1165 mm
wheelbase : 2350 mm
front track : 1260 mm
rear track : 1250 mm
ground clearance : 125 mm
interior length : 860 mm
interior width : 1300 mm
interior height : 990 mm
weight : 960 kg
seating capacity : 2 person
maximum speed : 200 km/h
ability of climbing : sinθ 0.52
minimum turning radius : 4.9 m
engine code : 10A
engine type : water cooled, two rotor Wankel engine
displacement : 491 x 2 cc
compression ratio : 9.4:1
maximum horsepower : 128 ps / 7000 rpm
maximum torque : 14.2 kg-m / 5000 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 3.379 / 2nd 2.077 / 3rd 1.390 / 4th 1.000 / Reverse 3.389
final drive ratio : 4.111
fuel tank : 57 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : double wishbone suspension / Coil spring
rear suspension system : de dion tube
front braking systems : disk brake
rear braking system : disk brake
front tire size : 165HR15
rear tire size : 165HR15
the new car price of the at that time 1,580,000 yen

HONDA S800 COUPE (Chassis Code: AS800C) '70 P020-023

Honda made an engine to attach to a bicycle in 47 and released Super Cub in 58. Honda participated in the world GP and became famous afterwards as a motorcycle maker. And the following target was manufacturing a car. Honda is a sale start about the track T360 which carries a 4 cylinders DOHC engine in August, 63. This car was the first automobile products for Honda. Honda S500 of an open body is sold in October. The price was 459,000 yen. S600 was put on the market in March, 64 and S600 coupe of a closed body was born to 65. And S800 of an open body and S800 coupe of a closed body are sold in January in 66. It was the sports car which represents Japan and was also exported to Europe and North America. S800M of a series last model sells it in May in 68. The production was continued until 70.

HONDA S800 COUPE (Chassis Code: AS800C) '70
length : 3335 mm
width : 1400 mm
height : 1215 mm
wheelbase : 2000 mm
front track : 1345 mm
rear track : 1345mm
ground clearance : 160 mm
interior length : 840 mm
interior width : 1195 mm
interior height : 930 mm
weight : 765 kg
seating capacity : 2 person
maximum speed : 160 km/h
ability of climbing : sinθ 0.352
minimum turning radius : 4.4 m
engine code : AS800E
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight four, DOHC
displacement : 791 cc
bore × stroke : 60.0 × 70.0 mm
compression ratio : 9.2:1
maximum horsepower : 70 ps / 8000 rpm
maximum torque : 6.7 kg-m / 6000 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 4.001 / 2nd 2.480 / 3rd 1.613 / 4th 1.143 / Reverse 4.572
final drive ratio : 4.714
fuel tank : 30 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : double wishborn suspension
rear suspension system : a five-link rigid coil suspension
front braking systems : disk brake
rear braking system : drum brake
front tire size : 145SR13
rear tire size : 145SR13
the new car price of the at that time 689,000 yen

DATSUN 280Z (Chassis Code: HLS30) '77 P024-027

This 280Z was the car which U.S. Nissan which was a sponsor for the California Long Beach Grand Prix 77 years made as a pace car. And this car is one of the sets which finished the duty in the race and was exhibited by each dealer as sample vehicles.

DATSUN 280Z (Chassis Code: HLS30) '77
length : 173.4 inch
width : 64.2 inch
height : 51.0 inch
wheelbase : 90.7 inch
front track : 1355 mm
rear track : 1345 mm
ground clearance : 150 mm
interior length : 835 mm
interior width : 1390 mm
interior height : 1070 mm
weight : 1193 kg
seating capacity : 2 person
maximum speed : 121 mph (194.689 km/h)
engine code : L28E
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight six, SOHC
displacement : 2753 cc
bore × stroke : 86.0 × 79.0 mm
compression ratio : 8.3:1
maximum horsepower : 149 ps / 5600 rpm
maximum torque : 163 ibs / 4400 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 3.32 / 2nd 2.08 / 3rd 1.31 / 4th 1.00 / 5th 0.86
final drive ratio : 3.555
fuel tank : 17.3 gallon
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : MacPherson strut suspension
rear suspension system : MacPherson strut suspension
front braking systems : disk brake
rear braking system : drum brake
front tire size : 195/70HR14
rear tire size : 195/70HR14
the new car price of the at that time $7000 - 8315

TOYOTA MS105 CROWN TURBO '77 P032-035

The original vehicles of the shop which transplanted the turbo engine of the 6th generation to the 5th generation crown which came out in 74.

MAZDA RX-4 ROTARY WAGON ‘74 P036-038

RX-4 of the 74th model year kept for 10 years in the United States.
The car which the owner of California and revived.

HONDA S600 RACER P039-041

The racing machine which only an engine and decoration were diverted to by Honda S600. The remaining basic part around the chassis is Zaurus jr of the formula racer.

HONDA N360 TOURING S(Chassis Code: N360II) '69 P050-051

length : 2995 mm
width : 1295 mm
height : 1340 mm
wheelbase : 2000 mm
front track : 1140 mm
rear track : 1105 mm
ground clearance : 170 mm
interior length : 1560 mm
interior width : 1115 mm
interior height : 1125 mm
weight : 500 kg
seating capacity : 4 person
minimum turning radius : 4.4 m
engine code : N360E
engine type : air cooled, four-cycle, Two cylinders, OHC
displacement : 354 cc
bore × stroke : 62.5 × 57.8 mm
compression ratio : 9.0:1
maximum horsepower : 36 ps / 9000 rpm
maximum torque : 3.2 kg-m / 7000 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 2.529 / 2nd 1.565 / 3rd 1.000 / 4th 0.649 / Reverse 2.437
fuel tank : 26 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : MacPherson strut suspension
rear suspension system : leaf ligid suspension
front braking systems : drum brake
rear braking system : drum brake
front tire size : 5.20-10-4PR
rear tire size : 5.20-10-4PR
the new car price of the at that time 390,000 yen

NISSAN SUNNY EXCELLENT TS RACING P050-051

Sunny excellence equipped with LZ14 type racing engine ran a circular course.

NISSAN BLUE BIRD P148-151

The custom vehicle which unified an exterior by black "black bird".

NISSAN BLUEBIRD SSS-R (Chassis Code: E-RNU12) '88 P164-166

length : 4520 mm
width : 1690 mm
height : 1395 mm
wheelbase : 2550 mm
front track : 1460 mm
rear track : 1440 mm
ground clearance : 160 mm
interior length : 1905 mm
interior width : 1420 mm
interior height : 1145 mm
weight : 1190 kg
seating capacity : 2/4 person
minimum turning radius : 5.2 m
engine code : CA18DET-R
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight four, DOHC, 16
valves, intercooler tourbo
displacement : 1809 cc
bore × stroke : 83.0 × 83.6 mm
compression ratio : 8.0:1
maximum horsepower : 185 ps / 6400 rpm
maximum torque : 24.5 kg-m / 4400 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 3.285 / 2nd 2.095 / 3rd 1.653 / 4th 1.272 / Reverse 3.428
final drive ratio : 4.167
fuel tank : 60 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : MacPherson strut suspension
rear suspension system : MacPherson strut suspension
front braking systems : disk brake
rear suspension system : disk brake
front tire size : 185/70SR14 90H
rear tire size : 185/70SR14 90H
the new car price of the at that time 2,750,000 yen

ASKA irmscher (Chassis Code: E-JJ120) '88 P167-169

length : 4440 mm
width : 1670 mm
height : 1375 mm
wheelbase : 2580 mm
front track : 1405 mm
rear track : 1410 mm
interior length : 1820 mm
interior width : 1365 mm
interior height : 1125 mm
weight : 1070 kg
seating capacity : 5 person
minimum turning radius : 5.1 m
engine code : 4ZCI
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight four, SOHC, tourbo
displacement : 1994 cc
bore × stroke : 88.0 × 82.0 mm
compression ratio : 8.2:1
maximum horsepower : 150 ps / 5400 rpm
maximum torque : 23.0 kg-m / 3000 rpm
fuel tank : 56 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front braking systems : disk brake
rear suspension system : drum brake
front tire size : 195/60R14 85H
rear tire size : 195/60R14 85H
the new car price of the at that time 1,833,000 yen

DR30 SKYLINE RS P170-172

Sporty Skyline RS which incorporated sports injection of the 4 throttle and six speed missions.

JT190 GEMINI ZZ handling by LOTUS (Chassis Code: E-JT190) '88 P173-175

length : 4070 mm
width : 1615 mm
height : 1370 mm
wheelbase : 2400 mm
front track : 1410 mm
rear track : 1390 mm
ground clearance : 165 mm
interior length : 1800 mm
interior width : 1340 mm
interior height : 1130 mm
weight : 960 kg
seating capacity : 5 person
minimum turning radius : 4.8 m
engine code : 4XE1
engine type : water cooled, four-cycle, straight four, DOHC, 16 valves
displacement : 1588 cc
bore × stroke : 70 × 79 mm
compression ratio : 10.0:1
maximum horsepower : 135 ps / 7200 rpm
maximum torque : 14.3 kg-m / 5600 rpm
transmission gear ratio : 1st 3.727 / 2nd 2.043 / 3rd 1.448 / 4th 1.027 / 5th 0.829 / Reverse 3.583
final drive ratio : 4.117
fuel tank : 42 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front braking systems : disk brake
rear suspension system : drum brake
front tire size : 185/60SR14 82H
rear tire size : 185/60SR14 82H
the new car price of the at that time 1,923,000 yen

SUZUKI CV1 ‘84 P176-177

length : 1940 mm
width : 1185 mm
height : 1290 mm
wheelbase : 1310 mm
front track : 1040 mm
rear track : 500 mm
ground clearance : 110 mm
weight : 168 kg
seating capacity : 1 person
minimum turning radius : 3.3 m
engine type : air cooled, two-cycle, single silinder
displacement : 50 cc
bore × stroke : 41.0 × 37.4 mm
compression ratio : 7.9:1
maximum horsepower : 4.6 ps / 6000 rpm
maximum torque : 0.57 kg-m / 5500 rpm
fuel tank : 7 liter
steering mechanisms : rack & pinion
front suspension system : Semi-trailing arm suspension
rear suspension system : trailing-arm suspension
front braking systems : disk brake
rear suspension system : disk brake
front tire size : 3.50/8R-2PR
rear tire size : 3.50/8R-2PR
the new car price of the at that time 300,000 - 380,000 yen