2019 FEATURED CARS 1963 Prince Skyline. Arguably Japan’s most recognizable model nameplate for its all-around blistering performance in certain trims, the Nissan Skyline was originally crafted as a premium luxury vehicle. Photo from Petersen Automotive Museum/TED7. 1993 INFINITI Q45. The INFINITI Q45 is the first large sedan introduced by INFINITI. It debuted as a 1990 model in 1989 and had subtle “Q-car” styling that belied class-leading performance. 2003 INFINITI FX45. The original FX45 set the standard of lived-in luxury that continues today. The INFINITI designers gave the FX45 an luxury appearance that matched its sporty demeanor. 1988 Acura Integra.. Acura, Japan’s first luxury brand to reach the US, sold the Acura Integra as its very first luxury car. 1971 Datsun 510 The Datsun 510 was a winner of numerous class championships, and helped to make the Japanese mod¬el one of the most successful in U.S. motorsports. 1984 Honda CRX Mugen. This car was built as a prototype for Mugen performance parts, and adds a host of factory-authorized enhancements born from Honda’s successful SCCA racing efforts. 2000 Isuzu VehiCROSS.. Touted by MotorTrend as one of the “Top 10 Sport Utilities” in 1999, the Isuzu VehiCROSS remains a treat to see on (and off )roads today. 1997 Lexus SC 400. The SC 400 hit the showroom floors in 1991 to critical acclaim for its ground-breaking design. 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport. The Mazda Cosmo Sport turned heads with its unique and sporty styling. It was mighty with its pint-sized 982cc Wankel two-rotor that produced a high-revving, 110 hp. 1971 Nissan Skyline C10 GTR. The original GT-R was developed for racing. But to strengthen its reach and awareness with consumers, Nissan produced a limited number of roadgoing versions. It’s a beauty on the track or the road! 1972 Suzuki LJ20v. Despite its global success, only around 800 of the early SJ- and LJ-series models were thought to have made it to the U.S., which makes this ’72 Suzuki especially interesting and sought after. When the Datsun 16 rolled off Japan’s first assembly lines, the brand had become household not only in Japan, but in overseas markets.