Prince 1962

Japan

Skyline
Gloria
Skyline Sport  


Gloria at Tokyo Motor Show

 

Prince Motors (previously Fuji Precision Industries) made considerable changes to the Prince Gloria de luxe. Twin headlamps are now incorporated in a new full-width grille, and lowered; the bonnet forms a slight peak above the grille and the body sides have the popular stepped and sculptured waistline which extends round the restyled rear end. The wheelbase has been lengthened by 5.7in. to 8ft 10in., which was the largest among domestic models until the long wheelbase (9ft 4in.) 2,825 c.c. six-cylinder Cedric special was introduced at the show. To compete with the Cedric Special, Prince also announced a 2.5-litre six-cylinder engine, soon to be available for the Gloria. No further technical details were given other than that it will develop 135 b.h.p.; it will fit into the same wheelbase chassis as the 84 x 84mm (1,862 c.c.) four-cylinder o.h.v. engine.
At Turin in 1960 a projected Prince sports car, designed by Michelotti and executed by Vignale, was exhibited; it was also on show at Tokyo last year and is now about to go into production in limited quantity. Powered by the 1,862 c.c. four-cylinder Skyline engine, in standard form developing 96 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m., it has a claimed maximum speed of 93 m.p.h. It is a full four-seater roadster but no information was forthcoming as to where the bodies will be made. The market for them in Japan would not appear to be large at present, and the cost of importing them from Italy would seem prohibitive.

(Tokyo report)


 


Skyline

 

wb: 2535 mm
(99.8 in.)
4 cyl.
1484 cm³
60 hp (JIS)
4 cyl.
1862 cm³
80 hp (JIS)
     
Sedan 4 dr      

 

 


Skyline (Australia)

 

wb: 2535 mm
(99.8 in.)
4 cyl.
1862 cm³
96 hp (SAE)
     
Sedan 4 dr