A Slice of Nissan History at the Zama Heritage Garage
Shortly after Nissan announced that it will be bringing the beloved Datsun brand back into action, CEO of the company, Carlos Ghosn, took a tour of the Zama Heritage Garage, where there are over 400 Nissan and Datsun models are currently located. Ranging from the 1933 Datsun 12 to prototypes for today's current new Nissan vehicles, the Zama Heritage Garage is undeniably a wonder to behold.
Okubo's tour around the facility took him on a trip down memory lane. As Nissan explains in a press release about the event, "The CEO's cruise in the Datsun 17 took him past many of the stars of Nissan's history, including the 2007 GT-R he used to own, rally cars, and a collection of classic Zs including a former Kanagawa prefecture police car."1 Vehicles such as the iconic 1967 Datsun Sunny 1000 Sports Deluxe also bring back fond memories for Nissan's former Executive Vice President Nobuo Okubo, who once was a chassis engineer on the vehicle. Okubo explains, "When I joined Nissan in 1964, almost half a century ago, this car was the first car that I dealt with. About 80% of my memories are about this car."2
Zama is currently closed to the public, but its inventory continues to expand. Perhaps one day visitors will be allowed, and we'll all have the opportunity of traveling through history. In the meantime, we can't help but be satisfied with the current new Nissan vehicles. After all, they're quite impressive. Stop by Dick Scott Nissan conveniently located at 3175 Michigan Avenue Canton, MI 48188 and check them out today!