The amazing thing is, this won’t be the first time that a Skyline of that generation has netted over six figures.

Back in the day, the Skyline was the Japanese sports car to get. Like today’s GT-R, the 1970s Skyline GT-R was the premier Nipponese muscle car of its day. This particular one sports 170 horsepower from a 1,989cc dual overhad camshaft, 24-valve S20 inline six-cylinder engine with three Mikuni-Solex N40PHH side-draft carburetors.

This forerunner for the Godzilla is the third-generation of the GT-R sedan, whose engine is race-derived and whose name carries fifty overall victories on the Japanese circuit. This particular car is a 1970 Skyline 2000 GT-R Hakosuka and will be auctioned by RM Auctions in Arizona. Although there is no reserve, the GT-R Hakosuka is expected to pull between $100,000 and $150,000.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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