1989 Nissan Skyline GTS-T
In 1989 the now legendary R32 Skyline was introduced, and even 29 years later it's still a benchmark of the Nissan brand. The styling of these has aged gratefully as they still turn heads every where they go. Being that this particular '89 is a Type-M it's been fitted with more aggressive bodywork to help step things up a notch. Front bumper, side skirts, rear spats, and the trademark wing are all more exaggerated giving the car a bit lower stance. With only 75K verified miles this one has been maintained very well. The Black Pearl Metallic (732) paint shows great and really pops out in the sunlight. The clear coat is free of any peeling or excessive wear. The body matches just as well with only some minimal, routine, door dings from being driven over the years. Otherwise the car shows great in stock trim, even down to the original wheels.
The interior tells the same story as the bodywork does. The gray cloth interior shows exceptionally well, devoid of any rips or stains. The driver side bolster has even survived they years without suffering the common crinkling or tears from getting in and out. The passenger and rear seats are only in even better shape, as are the carpets and headliner. The original steering wheel and shift knob do show a bot of age on them, however are in better condition than a large number of the ones we see come through here. Barring the newer head unit and DSP the interior has been left completely stock, just as Nissan would have liked it. All of the power accessories are functioning properly. And for being a 1989 it comes pretty well equipped; power windows, power mirrors, one touch driver side window, and automatic climate control. The A/C has been checked and is blowing cold for the summer months ahead. While the dash is largely free of the normal bubble it does have two cracks from sun damage. There's one on the top of the gauge cluster and another small one down by the passenger side of the windshield vent. Overall this interior is in definitely above average condition.
The engine bay is happily filled with the iconic RB20DET. The engine bay has been left untouched which is surprising in this day and age. It has had a little bit of help in the exhaust department since the stock system is rather restrictive and kills all of the signature sound of the I-6. A Fujitsubo cat back which really opens up the tone and sounds great under load. The suspension has been freshened up compliments of the Nismo parts catalog. The front lower control arms, shocks, and drop springs are all Nismo and look to be pretty new. The drop springs definitely help the factory 17's fill the wheel wells more appropriately. These are sports cars after all, not pickup trucks. The suspension work helps the already nimble and responsive chassis feel even more confident on back roads. The factory 5 speed feels great, free of any grinds or whining. The stock clutch on these are pretty light and forgiving for those new to the RHD world. The two liter fires right up and has a very linear power band. Power comes on smooth as the turbo builds boost and pulls hard to the 7,500 RPM redline. The car has been inspected by our shop and has been fitted with a new set of plugs and an oil change for good measure. The timing belt was taken care of back in Japan only 20K miles ago. With the legendary history, timeless good looks, and relentless power plant, this R32 would make an excellent new daily!
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