More and more automakers have started understanding how cult ownership can help them build a strong connection with their customers – even if they don’t own a new model, but a classic car from the brand.
We’ve seen continuation series, we’ve seen care for the classic rides and we’re also seeing certain automakers starting to (re)build parts for some of their most coveted classics. Tis tackles one of the major disadvantages of owning a classic – replacement parts may not exist anymore. Nissan is looking to put an end to that “crisis,” and along with the newly formed Nismo Heritage program, they are presenting a solution – at least for owners of the R32 Skyline GT-R. The Japanese automaker has revealed it will restart manufacturing for certain R32 Skyline parts, originally produced back to back with the R32 from August 1989 to January 1995.
Naturally, the classic parts will first be available at home in Japan, starting this December, with more than 80 units available – from new front bumpers, to hoses, to badges and many more. This is also a trial to see if the Nismo Heritage program products will have the expected success. The company has said even more parts might join the program and they are also mulling new series of parts for the R33 and R34 – meanwhile the catalogue of parts was first shown to the public at the annual Nismo Festival at the Fuji Speedway.