Happy 80th Birthday, Nissan!

Nissan Datsun 510 design

Nissan Motor Corporation was founded 80 years ago today, on December 26, 1933. Starting with just one 12-horsepower model, the company set forth into the world. Through eight decades of triumphs and hardships, it has given the world some of the most hallowed names in automotive history — Skyline, Z, 510, Silvia, GT-R, Maxima, countless trucks. And that’s just the cars we’re familiar with in the States. Add in all the Figaros, Laurels and  and we’re talking about a dynasty.

For their 80th birthday, Nissan has published a video loaded with footage of their greatest hits. Particularly noteworthy are rarely seen clips of 1930s carriages and vintage race cars. Whether you live and breathe Nissans or simply have three minutes to spare, the video below is a must-see. Happy birthday, Nissan!

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4 Responses to Happy 80th Birthday, Nissan!

  1. Nigel said:

    80 years of greatness !
    (Happy 80th Nissan).

  2. Mike said:

    Nissan 80th Anniversary Heritage Car Parade in Yokohama .

  3. 510 fan said:

    Hats off to Mr. K and Mr. Uchino for the design of the 510, the best of the bunch.

    Happy 80th Nissan.

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