Next year, the Nissan Skyline will be 60. 60!
Man, how time flies. Contrary to what some diecast fanboys might think, the Skyline was born in 1957, not 2011 on a Hot Wheels blister. 2017 will be a significant year for a significant car.
And how better to celebrate than to see some models released that highlight one of its most iconic – yet most under appreciated – features, the surfline. Too many surflines on the Hakosuka and Kenmeri Skylines have been sacrificed for GT-R homages, and too many diecast Skylines have replicated the same.
But that is changing. Matchbox is releasing its most anticipated model in years, the 1971 2000GT-X, complete with an intact surfline. And not to be outdone, the masters of stock Japanese cars in 1:64, Tomica Limited Vintage, is releasing two brand new molds, the 1972 GT-X 4-door and 1968 2000GT.
TLV has released a 4-door Hakosuka before, but these two will be different, and based on the pics, slightly more accurate than the previous version released several years ago. The wheels appear to be a fantastic touch, and all the colors are stock. Yes, even lavender.
Look for these to be released early in 2017.