Nostalgic Concept: 1977 Nissan AD-2


We’ve seen what Toyota was up to at the Tokyo Motor Show in the late 1970s. What about rival Nissan? Behold the 1977 Nissan AD-2, a design study for the ultimate luxury sedan. 


“AD” stood for Advanced Design. Distinctive features included a wraparound rear window and ultra-thin pillars. It still had fender mirrors, but they were integrated into the body work of the front wings.


Since it was a design study, the underpinnings were rather conventional. Power came from the fuel injected L28 straight six popular in other Nissan products. The rear suspension was a four-link solid axle setup cribbed from the Nissan Laurel.

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14 Responses to Nostalgic Concept: 1977 Nissan AD-2

  1. Nigel said:

    The rear window area looks a bit like a 430 Cedric/Gloria.
    The triple headlights are cool.

  2. E-AT_me said:

    reminds me of an aston martin loganda…

  3. potatochief said:

    front reminds me of KITT of Knight Rider… what the?!

  4. Jo_tas said:

    Ugh, Looks like a poorly rendered game model!
    This is one concept i’m glad they didn’t make!

  5. bob said:

    I see a little Pontiac 6000 in the grille area. That is not a compliment.

  6. bert said:

    I see Nissan Skyline elements! Probably took some cues from this concept.

  7. goki said:

    “AD-2″ more headlights and you get headlights all the way across!

  8. John said:

    That looks worse than the car Homer Simpson designed

  9. Lescarp said:

    When I saw the second picture, the first thing that came to mind was early 1980s Buick Skylark, up front, and early 1960s Plymouth Valiant, in the rear.