Maintaining an old performance car can be quite a tall order, especially if you need to find replacement parts that may no longer be produced. Nissan is well aware of this, which is why it has introduced the new Nismo Heritage programme.

The first model to be supported by the programme is the R32 Skyline GT-R, a car that was made between August 1989 and January 1995. The original ‘Godzilla’ was a dominant force on the racetrack, with wins at 24 Hours Nürburgring, Australia Touring Car Championship, Spa 24 Hours and Super GT.

Outside of motor racing, gamers will have fond memories of the model in the Gran Turismo series, while Initial D fans recognise it as Takeshi Nakazato’s weapon of choice.

As a first step, Nismo Heritage will offer 80 parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R. These include harnesses, hoses (tubes), emblems and other exterior components, although additional parts may be added to the list in the future, pending consideration.

Should there be parts that are unable to be reproduced due to operational difficulties at original suppliers, Nismo will consider other methods of replacing these parts with substitute, rebuilt or overhauled products, as well as Nismo-tuned parts.

The company will also look to broaden the programme’s scope to include more Skyline models like the R33 and R34 GT-R. Sales of the Nismo Heritage parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R will start on December 1, 2017 in Japan.