Yoshihiko Matsuo is confirmed dead at the age of 86.
Yoshihiko was best known as a Japanese car designer (Nissan).
Yoshihiko Matsuo
Born1933/1934
DiedJuly 2020 (aged 86)
NationalityJapanese
Occupationcar designer
Yoshihiko Matsuo (1933/1934 – July 2020) was a Japanese car designer. He was head of de designing team of the original Nissan 240Z in the 1960s, and was sold in Japan under the name "Fairlady". The well known design of the 240Z was well received and lasted relatively long in modified form. As Chief of Design he was also part of the disign team of the Nissan Z-car. He was not pleased with the design of the Nissan 350Z in 1998, and compared it to the Bluebird and Leopard.
The death of Matsuo was announced in July 2020 at the Japanese Nostalgic Cars website, aged 86.
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