1989 Nissan Skyline GTS-T Coupe
Available for: $13,495
This legendary example of the R32 coupe is an accessible, US legal, turn key sports car. Instead of going to see one at a museum, why not simply own one for yourself! Featuring a stout drivetrain, great build quality, and timeless looks, this generation of Skyline is perhaps the most iconic. Finished in one of the most desirable colors (732) Black Pearl Metallic, the midnight-hued paint shows well, sans a scuff on the passenger lower rear bumper and hard water marks that can be seen only up close. The body panels have been kept up equally well; no notable dents, scratches, or scuffs are present. Recording only 77K verified miles on the odometer, this 1989 model is just getting broken in! Our expert technicians have made sure to bring all the necessary maintenance up to date so that the next owner can expect a turn-key purchasing experience.
The interior has been nicely maintained with little signs of wear. Cockpit updates come from a newer Kenwood head unit, which functions as it should. The air conditioning blows cold, and the digital climate systems works properly. Both the seats and carpeting are free of any notable spills or stains. The rear passenger seats look rarely used, as with most of the coupes. Bolstering is still premium, and the front occupants can ride comfortably for a long duration. Of note, the drivers seat has a tear in the right bolster, however, the passenger's seat is nearly mint. Unlike most 1989-93 vehicles, the signature dash bubble is non existent in this car. The R32 had several power amenities standard such as window, mirrors, and door locks, all of which are in good working order. Best of all, the normally small feeling cockpit is optioned with an operational sunroof. At some point, the seal has been replaced for the roof, which means it doesn't translate much (if any) wind noise. The unit ventilates via a tilt function, and also retracts fully to expose the open sky.
Under the hood is the zingy and rugged RB20DET straight six. This smooth engine has plenty of life left in it, and pulls strong up to redline. Quick startups come care of a brand new 12V battery, installed by one of our expert technicians, and should last for another 4-5 years.The Skyline's six cylinder provides plenty of power without being overly aggressive for daily duties. The power band is linear, and even, with great mid range torque. The engine benefits from one of the more expensive services; a new timing belt and water pump were replaced with OEM NIssan units, good for another 100,000 km. This six cylinder, mated to the automatic transmission, actually make better use of the power curve than its manual sibling, and this one is no exception. The silky automatic was replaced recently by Nissan in Japan with a fresh OEM unit, meaning its operates as well as any one that we've sold. While driving the cabin is surprisingly quiet, yet with a jab of the throttle the turbocharger whooshes to life, providing a sporty soundtrack to those in the cockpit. All corners of the factory suspension are well sorted, the chassis feels confident in the turns without having to sacrifice ride quality. The OEM wheels have been wrapped in four new tires, and balanced prior to installation. The car stops quickly, thanks in part to the Skyline's disc brakes, and the vehicle has been Virginia state safety inspected. This legally imported, classic coupe is a guaranteed way to put a smile on any enthusiasts face. Its forgiving yet playful chassis, paired up with the impressive build quality make this an awesome automotive option for a multitude of reasons. Now is your chance to pick up your own Japanese Classic today!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website