Why is it that the car never intended for U.S. consumption captures the hearts and minds of American car enthusiasts so profoundly? Well, in the case of the Nissan Skyline, there are the number of reasons, but perhaps, its forbidden fruit appeal is the greatest reason of all. And, we always want what we can’t have, says Jay Kho, the owner of this 1983 Nissan Skyline profiled in this video. The [Toyota] Supra, back in the day, you could go to a dealer and purchase one. You could never purchase the Nissan Skyline. The Nissan Skyline is a great car outside of its forbidden fruit status–especially this one, which has the SR20 engine swap–but there’s a big appeal in its rarity here. It looks so out of place here, that’s part of what makes it so cool.
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