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Nissan Legend Yutaka Katayama Passes Away

By SEMA Editors

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Yutaka Katayama, “Mr. K”
  

Nissan legend Yutaka Katayama, the man known as “Mr. K,” died February 20. He was 105. Katayama ran Nissan’s U.S. operations in the ’70s and was widely known as the father of the Datsun Z sports car. He retired from Nissan in 1977.