- Nov 10, 2007
Fan tours Nissan's Zama storage facility, brings camera
One lucky Nissan 300ZX twin turbo fan was recently able to tour the manufacturer's famed Zama Operations Center in Kanagawa, Japan. The location is the home to Nissan's storage facility of historical automobiles and it is also the headquarters for specialty Nissan builder Autech. Amazingly, the visitor was able to escape alive with pictures. Being such a nice guy, he posted them up on TwinTurbo.net for our viewing pleasure, over a 150 photos in all. It would take a lifetime to recount the significance of all the vehicles captured on film (er pixels). However, we have chosen a few interesting finds that should be noted. Follow the jump for Nissan Heaven.
[Source: rojoloco aka Travis via TwinTurbo.net]
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The only Nissan NP35 in existence. It was developed by NISMO as a modification of the P35 cars that were built by engineering firm Electramotive for the World Sportscar Championship.
The Nissan R390 built for the Le Mans GT1 class. Its best finish was in 1998 with a 3rd place finish behind Porsche.
The only road going R390 GT1 ever built. Who wants to touch it?
A variety of GTP cars built for the IMSA GT Championship by Lola and Electramotive.
The Nissan Mid4 prototype, it was used as a test mule for the VG engine (best known as Z32 powerplant) and Nissan's ATTESA all-wheel drive system.
The facility houses a plethora of former East African Safari rally cars.
A few Super Taikyu endurance race cars show up in the photos.
The white R32 Skyline GT-R raced in the 1994 24 Hours of Daytona.
An S14 240SX chassis, complete with KA24DE engine, modified as an experiment in what direction to head with the next Z car.
A Nissan Frontier truck built for the Dakar Rally.
One of only 250 R34 GT-R M-Spec Nurs in existence.
The storage unit is not without numerous JGTC and Super GT racecars.
One of a handful of four door R33 Skyline GT-Rs built by Autech.
Z33 Fairlady Z (350Z in U.S.) chassis number 1. It is surprising that it wasn't crushed.