NISSAN DATSUN FAIRLADY (Specifications and Performance of Vintage Japanese Cars)
- Koichi Inouye
Automobiles largely serve two purposes. The first, of course, is as a means of transportation. The second is as an expression of the owner’s personal interests. The automobile as a means of transportation is no longer just a fast and convenient way to travel. Influenced by environmental and other concerns, the criteria by which automobiles are judged has changed considerably over the past quarter-century.
Given this background—and in fact, perhaps even precisely because of this background—automobiles that capture not just their owners’ imaginations but those of car enthusiasts everywhere are even more valuable than ever. No matter how strong the need for practical convenience, I certainly hope that the automobile will never come to be seen as a mere appliance.
It was just 25 years ago that I wrote the Sekai no Meisha (World’s Classic Cars) series of 30 books about cars that had captured my imagination. I wrote that series out of my love for these cars and because I wanted to share how I felt with other car enthusiasts. This new edition of selected volumes from that series has been specially prepared for publication in ebook format.
It is my sincerest hope that these books will bring an appreciation of these historic Japanese cars to a new generation of readers, both in Japan and around the world.
・Preface by the supervisor
・DATSUN FAIRLADY 1600
It’s a Datsun, not a Nissan.
・DATSUN FAIRLADY 2000
Japan’s ﬁrst high‐performance sports car
Driving impressions: the Datsun Fairlady 2000
HUMAN SCIENCE OF DISASTER RECONSTRUCTION
INSIGHTS INTO LIVING The Sayings of Zen Master Nanrei Yokota
My Unforked Path with Faith, Flowers, and the Moon
HONDA S500, S600, S800 (Specifications and Performance of Vintage Japanese Cars)
TOYOTA 2000GT, Sports800 (Specifications and Performance of Vintage Japanese Cars)
SkyWater-Rain in Japan and around the World