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!