1966 Nissan Silvia CSP311

The Nissan Silvia CSP311 was an early attempt at a personal car, exhibiting unique design elements by an international design team that included Albrecht Goertz. Each car was handbuilt on a Fairlady chassis to customer specifications, and its “crisp-cut” design of gentle, paperlike folds made it an immediate classic. The Silvia is today a notable example of design-centered craftsmanship and can be considered a predecessor of one of Nissan’s most legendary cars, the 240Z.

COURTESY OF MYRON AND KIM VERNIS