Man, those guys at Nissan really know how to cut it close. Here are two cars they shipped over from the Zama warehouse in Japan for this Saturday’s JCCS, and they just arrived today.
It took approximately one month for the cars to get packed and shipped by sea from Yokohama to SoCal. As of about 1:30 this afternoon, this is what they looked like.
It’s very uncommon for any of the cars in Nissan’s own collection to leave Japan, so this is a very rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of how these priceless cars are transported. It’s not your typical roll-on, roll-off situation.
Each car is secured with ratcheting tie-down straps on custom-built pallets for the 5,500-mile journey. The 1975 Nissan Bluebird-U still wears its Zama license plate shared by all 400 or so cars of the Zama collection.
Nissan will be bringing these and several more cars to the Japanese Classic Car Show this Saturday. Show of hands, how many of you have seen an actual Nissan R390 GT1 in person? Come this Saturday and you will, and be sure to stop by the JNC booth while you’re there.