The first Skyline was introduced in April 1957, under the Prince marque, and was marketed as a luxury car. It featured a 1.5L (1482cc) GA30 engine producing 44kW (60hp) @ 4,400 rpm. It used a de Dion tube rear suspension and was capable of 140km/h (87mph). The car weighed around 1300 kg. Prince Skylines were produced as four door sedans and five door station wagons.
The Skyline also spawned pickup truck and van lines called the "Prince Skyway."
The Skyline was updated with quad headlights for 1958.
This model was powered by a slightly altered 1.5 L engine known as the GA-4 OHV (1484cc) producing about 70hp (52kW) @ 4400 rpm and was produced through 1961.
The Skyline Sport featured hand-built Michelotti bodies in stylish coupe and convertible versions. These cars used the 1.9L (1862cc/113in³) GB-30 engine, producing 96hp (72kW) and 113.5ft·lbf (154N m). While only a few hundred were built, Prince Motors had a very aggressive product placement group and they can be seen (along the company's mainstream models) in many Toho films of the early 1960s.