The Prince Skyline GT-B has a G7 engine which is a 2 litre straight 6 with triple webbers. Mine has a G11- the 2.5l version from the Prince Gloria Super 6, but ditched the 4 barrel carb for the triple webbers so it certainly has a lot of torque and go.
There were 331 cars officially imported to Australia when they were new and about 120 still in existence. Nowdays, only 45 or so are still on the road across the whole country. Most of the owners have multiples, which is why they still survive.
The cars in Japan ran from 1964 and in Australia they were available from 1965 to 1968. In 1966, under Japanese government pressure to rationalise the car industry, the small Prince company became part of Nissan, who produced the Skyline GT under the Prince name so the later models are badged Nissan rather than Prince.
I have owned this car for About 12 years now. I found the ad in a magazine and rang the owner who lives interstate. We spoke several times before I flew up. He said if i didn’t take the car there was no hard feelings, I could stay at his place and he would take me back to the airport the following morning. So, he collected me from the airport, we went and grabbed the car and I spent the next couple hours driving around the streets of Sydney which were fairly quiet so all you heard were the webbers – a beautiful sound! I bought it, and drove it back the 1000km home the next day!
I have competed in several events from historics sprints to nationals – some nearly 2000km away, and annual trips with the club that can see us do 1000km in a trip to local car shows. The previous owner had competed for 20 years in classic rallies, winning several in the Prince. The body shows signs of 30 years of competition, let alone 55 years of life!