VIDEO: A tour of Nissan’s Zama warehouse

Nissan’s Zama warehouse is a 400-plus collection of historic, racing and concept cars, a living catalog of the company’s long history. It used to be closed to the public, and only those with a special invitation could see the cars. Some say it was because Nissan insiders wanted to keep a low profile, fearing that Carlos Ghosn, the president nicknamed “Le Cost Killer” would see the collection as a waste of money during Nissan’s recovery from near-bankruptcy and sell off all the cars.

Thankfully, that never happened. It would have been impossible to reassemble the collection again. Back in the early 2000s, it was a dingy, cold warehouse cars under large plastic tarps. Today, Nissan has revamped the facility so that it looks at least somewhat hospitable, well-lit, and clean. It’s now open to the public too, and if you’re lucky, you might even go on a day where they are taking a few cars out for test runs. In the video above, an S130  Fairlady Z and C210 Skyline are among the cars being fired up. It’s a must-see for Nissan nerds.

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3 Responses to VIDEO: A tour of Nissan’s Zama warehouse

  1. Nigel said:

    Skyline Japan, R30 I can go on !! (Zama is another one that needs to go on the list).

  2. Mike RL411 said:

    5 years ago you had to call a number in Yokohama and book an appointment for entry. Is this still the case or is this a drive up to the gate and wait situation ?

    • Phil said:

      Hi Mike, i was there last year. Now in order to go you have to previously book your visit online, because there is a max number of people allowed per day to enter to the museum.

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