Prince Motor Co.

1962 Prince Skyline Sport BLRA-3


In a clear signal of intent to position itself as Japan's premier car manufacturer, Prince pulled out all stops and released the stunning Prince Skyline Sport in April 1962. Its Italian good looks are no accident, as Prince commissioned Giovanni Michelotti to pen the new coupe body. The car was based on the chassis and mechanicals of the BLSi-3 Skyline sedan, and featured a 1862cc OHV 4 cylinder engine which produced 94hp. An equally beautiful convertible version was also released at the same time.


On sale at over double the price of a Skyline deLuxe sedan, and marketed to a Japanese population many of whom were still living a relatively austere existence, the Skyline Sport was probably a case of too much too soon for the Japanese market, and only a couple of hundred examples were built. The Skyline Sport today stands alongside the later Nissan Silvia CSP311 and the Toyota 2000GT as landmark vehicles that showed just what the Japanese were capable of doing when the opportunity presented itself.

Model Variations


Prince Skyline Sport Coupe

The coupe version of the BLRA3. 


Prince Skyline Sport Convertible

The open top version of the BLRA3. 

1962 Prince BLRA3 Sport 

Length - 4650mm
Width - 1695mm
Height - 1385mm
Wheelbase - 2535mm
Weight - 1350kg
Top speed - 150kph
Transmission - 4 speed manual

Engine Specifications

Model - FG4B-40
OHV 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 1862cc
Bore & Stroke 84x84mm
Power - 91hp@4000rpm
Torque- 15kgm@3600rpm
Compression - 8.3/1

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