ZAMA, Japan — While in Japan for the 2023 Japan Mobility Show, we had the chance to go to a special collection of historic vehicles. Inside its partitions are many essential pieces of Nissan’s story, including gorgeous automotive artifacts from the Datsun and Prince brands. Specimens span from Datsun’s first production model, to Nissan’s first race automobile, in addition to many Skylines, Silvias, Z cars, Pike Cars and GT-Rs from Nissan’s long history. Nissan’s Zama Heritage Collection resides in a former factory. Situated within the Kanagawa prefecture about an hour from Tokyo, this site used to supply engines, but now serves as a site for storage and restoration of a few of Japan’s most interesting historic vehicles. And most are drivable.
The Zama Heritage Collection is open to the general public, but normally, for those who need a tour, you’ve got to apply online. If it’s a possible stop in your next trip to Japan — and it ought to be — allow us to whet your appetite with a sampling of among the incredible historic vehicles you may get to see. Click through the gallery above for an abbreviated tour of the Nissan, Datsun and Prince production and racing vehicles housed on the Zama Heritage Collection.
And for those who’re still hungry for more Japanese automobile history, take a look at our video tour of the Honda Collection Hall at Twin Ring Motegi, below:
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