The Nissan Skyline is easily best known for it's legendary '90s performance models these days, led by the GT-R that cemented its legend by conquering Australian touring car racing and Bathurst against a handful of Australian and European heroes.
Australia actually first saw the Skyline wearing Prince badges before the Prince Motor Company merged with Nissan. Ironically, the next C110 Skyline wore Datsun 240K badges in the '70s. This was replaced by the C210, which wore Datsun Skyline badges down under. The R30-generation arrived in 1981 during the awkward phase where Australian models wore both Datsun and Nissan badges, before the purely-Nissan R31 was the first to be manufactured in Australia as Nissan's answer to the dominant Commodore and Falcon. The R31 was a mainstay in Australian Group A touring car racing in Japanese-spec two-door turbocharged form, before the all-wheel drive, twin-turbo R32 GT-R's dominance spelled the end of Group A locally.
Only 100 R32 GT-Rs were officially sold in Australia, which was the only Nissan showroom GT-R until the R35 was launched in 2009 without the Skyline name attached. Hundreds of other C10, R30, R31, R32, R33, R34, V35 and V36 Skylines have made their way to Australia via personal or grey import channels.