The Nissan Skyline is one of the longest continually produced vehicle lines in the world. It started as a compact car in 1957, saw an eventual evolution to a sport compact and midsize couple in 1989, and eventually became a compact executive car in 2003. However, one of the more famous renditions of the Nissan Skyline is the Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Coupe (KGC110) ‘1972. The very first 2000GT-X came out the previous year in 1971 with a 2.0 L, straight-six engine.
The overall design of the Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Coupe (KGC110) ‘1972 borrows a bit from other popular vehicle designer at the time. It showcases an almost American muscle car styling if combined with a European frame, specifically the BMW New Class editions at the time. During the 1970s, Asian automakers were trying to make an impact on the American car buying public, so changing styles in order to garnish some attention was rather common. The Nissan Skyline 2000GT-X Coupe (KGC110) ‘1972 used a smaller engine though than both, offering the 2.0 L that could produce 105 horsepower. The GT-X variation of the Nissan Skyline is actually one of the few four-door sedans, as the majority of the 60 year production history has revolved around two-door coupes.