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OCTOBER 2006

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1966 - The streamlined Fairlady 'S'

A rare photo of the streamlined prototype of the Fairlady S, from 1966. The origins are clear, but the streamlined nose, cooling ducts and wide arches were an incredible sight on the test track. When the Fairlady S hit the track in earnest, it looked much more conventional, as shown below. Although it was an important experimental prototype with an ambitiously designed engine, Nissan's main aim was selling cars, and the 'S' still had to show its roots to Japanese car buyers.

Fairlady S

For more information on the Fairlady S visit the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix pages.

A big thank you to Alan Thomas for sharing these images.


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