The Skyline name is both one of the most evocative and notoriously controversial in the automotive world.

Anyone who has ever tiptoed into an online car forum will recognise the great battles that have been fought over the relative greatness of Skyline-badged models in comparison with other (lesser?) cars.

Wherever you stand, we can all agree that the Nissan Skyline is a cult classic that has been embedded in the automotive landscape for decades. Famed for being a true supercar killer, this icon came from humble beginnings.

In fact, many don’t even realise how old the Skyline name actually is. Click on the ‘next’ button above for a whistle-stop tour of 60 years of Skyline history.

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