40 years of Nissan High Performance on display at Glyn Hopkin Romford

Visitors to Glyn Hopkin Nissan Romford were treated to an exclusive UK preview yesterday, as the only 2017 Nissan GT-R in the country went on display as part of a national tour. A special treat for customers stopping by the showroom was the presence of a stunning 1973 Datsun 240Z – the first model in Nissan’s legendary ‘Z-car’ sports car series.

The metallic blue 240Z is part of the Glyn Hopkin Heritage Collection. It was fully restored by the company’s expert technicians in East London, and reflects the car dealer’s history – and continued success – with the Nissan brand in the UK. An original right-hand-drive example, the Datsun was first registered in May 1973 and has had just one owner from new.

Lined-up alongside the Datsun in the Romford showroom was the new 2017 Nissan GT-R, with more performance and refinement than ever. The exclusive event at Glyn Hopkin’s London Road showroom gave customers a chance to see the new model before its official UK launch later this year, and three orders have already been placed at the dealership.

The new Nissan GT-R boasts a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine with 570 horsepower, transmitted through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox with four-wheel drive. With more than 40 years of technical innovation between them, the Datsun’s performance is of course more modest. A 2.4-litre carburettor-fed straight-six produces 151 horsepower, with power delivered through a five-speed manual gearbox with rear-wheel drive.

Fraser Cohen, Managing Director of Glyn Hopkin, commented, “We were delighted to have the 2017 Nissan GT-R at our Romford showroom alongside a beautiful classic car that reflects our long-standing partnership with the Nissan brand. We had some fantastic responses to the new supercar as well as our fully restored Heritage Collection model. I was really impressed by the GT-R’s new touchscreen infotainment system, but I was even more amazed that the 240Z still has its original push-button radio!”

While the Nissan GT-R has raced off to another location, Glyn Hopkin’s dazzling Datsun 240Z will be on display at Nissan Romford for the rest of the year.

Orders are now being taken for the New 2017 Nissan GT-R which goes on sale in the UK later this year.

To find out more about Glyn Hopkin Romford, which offers exciting new and used models across the Nissan range, visit the showroom located at 279-289 London Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 9NP, or for more information contact us using the buttons above.