Seibu Keisatsu's Skyline vs. Mercury Cougar

Ready for some Detroit vs. Japan action? A C210 Skyline chasing down a 1970 Mercury Cougar, perhaps? In fact, it’s the episode of Seibu Keisatsu in which the chief adds a new car to the fleet, the Super Machine-X Skyline 2000GT-Turbo! It’s the latest in crime-fighting technology, back when a camera and a couple of computers took up the entire cabin!

And wouldn’t you know it, on its very first day in the motor pool the crew has to go after some muscle car driving bad guys. Time to break it in! The pursuit that follows takes us through a long stretch of Japanese expressway, crawling with awesome nostalgic steel.

As Kev posted before, the introduction of the Skyline on this show boosted sales so much, Nissan made a point to donate their latest models for future episodes as soon as they were released.

Parts 2 and 3 after the jump.

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12 Responses to Seibu Keisatsu's Skyline vs. Mercury Cougar

  1. Nigel said:

    I am still waiting for the R30 with the machine guns. The 2000GT is cool also.

  2. banpei said:

    Only watched the first vid, but I already wonder what kind of special camera they had back then: its roll of film is unlimited! :)

    I did spot a C210 Skyline in this video:
    http://www.banpei.net/blog/old-school-japanese-police-cars
    But it surely didn’t look anything like that amazing C210 Skyline of Seibu Keisatsu! :D

  3. If you pause the first vid around 2.32 there a nice lineup of 70’s police cars including a S30 Z 2+2 and a 330 Cedric.

  4. redsunday said:

    Cool, lol at 0:58 on the first vid.. roaaaaarrllll!!!

  5. Slag said:

    I see a Mk.I Ford Capri, spotlit at about 3:45 in the first vid!

    Also, does anyone know who the singer is, just before this in the same clip?

  6. Tedman said:

    A Cougar with a Firechicken on the hood? How wacky is that?

  7. blue72 said:

    Another S30 in the first clip at 4:18

    Oh, and Banpei, you can bulk purchase or pack your own film and have around a 100 exposure roll with a 35mm SLR.

  8. GEN2TWINCAM said:

    Somewhere between 4:50 in part I and 0:14 in part III, he lost his sun visor.

    Great stuff!

  9. Mike said:

    Awesome! Gotta love the funky music. LOL’d at the flaming chicken on the Cougar!

  10. I never had any idea that old Japanese car videos of this nature was available. You got to love YouTube! What a resource for the car enthusiast! I love it!

  11. makudori said:

    I like when they are talking at the bar and bar man says Can it really go up to 140 kmh.
    lol
    I found a c210 like this at the local wrecker, I should ask what he wants for it, but I wonder how hard those stove lights are to get in Australia for our model. the aus ones suck.

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