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When the conversation goes to iconic JDM cars, one that often comes up is the lesser-spotted Skyline 2000 GT-R, also known as the Hakosuka. While Nissan referred to the GT-R as the KPGC10, the chassis designation for the car, the world at large knows it as the Hakosuka, which is a combination of ‘hako’, which means boxy, and ‘suka’, short for ‘sukarain’, the type of Japanese mountain road from which the car takes its name and where the sport of drifting began. Thousands of cars were made in this body shape, but the lightened, beefed-up version was limited in numbers with just 2,000 reportedly produced - 885 4-door variants and 1,115 2-door coupe variants. The model range was produced between 1969 and 1972. Over the years many have disappeared, and so the rarity has driven up the value quite a bit. Especially with modern GT-Rs being so good, many collectors have tried to assemble one of each GT-T produced. There are two here in SA that we know of, and one of them is part of a collection that also features an R32, R33, R34 and the latest R35. The Skyline 2000 GT-R was created for competition in the GT-II class of the second Japanese Grand Prix, and so it was widened slightly for the bigger normally aspirated 2.0-litre inline 6-cylinder powerplant. The setup was rated at 120 kW with 180 Nm and it was coupled to a short-ratio 5-speed manual transmission with power being sent to the rear wheels. It could hit 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and the top speed was an even 200 km/h. The styling for the car made it stand out from the thousands of regular 4-cylinder models created, and it’s part of the reason it’s so sought after today. It’s not uncommon to see them trade for $100,000, or close on R2,000,000. But now you can have one for under R500.

Of course, it comes from Hot Wheels and it’s a 1:64 scale, but that won’t stop every car collector there is trying to get their hands on one. There is a bit of a catch though, the Hot Wheels RLC 1972 Skyline H/T 2000GT-R is only available to members of the Hot Wheels Red Line Club, and only in America. The way these things go, they will still be seen all over the world as RLC members will buy them even if they’re not into JDM cars, but they will be great bargaining chips for the cars they do actually collect. The new model will initially sell for $25, which is just under R500, but once they hit the market, some of these will easily surpass the R2,000 mark, if not more. Hot Wheels has previously released a Hakosuka, the RLC Exclusive 1972 Skyline H/T 2000GT-R in the normal silver colour and that one was also listed on the site for $25. We recently spotted one being resold on our local shopping platform, Takealot, and it’s listed for R2,045 excluding delivery. This here 1:64 scale RLC Exclusive 1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R is very different and will likely be even more sought after - in this incarnation the 1:64 scale model features a black and red Spectraflame paint job with exclusive ADVAN livery and authentic sponsor decals - the details are amazing for such a small model. The bonnet even opens to reveal the 6-pot powerplant, it features Real Riders racing wheels with black hubs, light smoke-tinted windows, a moulded black interior, a full-metal, matt black painted chassis and a ZAMAC body. The teeny Hakosuka comes packaged on an illustrated blister card and is packed in a Kar Keepers clamshell case. We’re sure at least 95 % of these models will never be opened, you know what collectors are like with these things, but we’re hoping at least a few will be unboxed and displayed properly. 

Take a look at the YouTube video from the chaps at Diecast Show as they show off the details of this cool new RCL Hakosuka model that's just been released. This one is in full race mode featuring that stunning Advan livery that adorns so many amazing JDM racecars: Hot Wheels 2024 Red Line Club 1972 Skyline H/T 2000GT-R Advan Livery | Diecast Show

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