The Nissan President was meant for the leaders of Japanese society — government officials, captains of industry, and other assorted VIPs. It wasn’t enough just to have a bigger, more luxurious car. To really separate yourself from the peons you needed something completely out of reach. The President met that prerequisite by costing seven times as much as a Nissan Sunny. The Sunny’s modern equivalent is the Sentra, which starts at $19,610. Can you imagine a Nissan sedan that costs $137,270, and how opulent it would have to be to warrant that price tag? That’s the grandness you were getting when you slid into the plush cabin of a President. Happy Presidents’ Day from JNC!