1989 Nissan Skyline Sedan
The R32 Skyline sedan does just about everything well. The convenient four-door layout, peppy turbocharged 2.0L straight six, and RWD platform provided the Japanese domestic market with a more efficient and reliable alternative to German rivals such as the 3 series. Our 1989 has 25K verified miles on it. Finished in Jet Silver Metallic (KG1) the paint is in good shape, and the clear coat is lustrous. Beyond the normal nicks and scuffs associated with a 30-year-old vehicle, it's in beautiful condition. The iconic, angular Skyline profile looks especially sleek, set over the refinished factory silver five-spoke alloys. Understated, yet sporty, the R32 sedan is the complete package.
Much like the exterior, the interior has been kept all original. The interior is in better shape than cars half it's age, and much nicer than most Skylines you'll come across. The steering wheel doesn't show the typical wear one might expect, and the headliner and interior plastics are fantastic. The seats, front and rear, are in excellent condition and have been well taken care of. The bolstering is premium, and this car is an ideal candidate for those with a long work commute. The door panels are in fantastic condition with virtually no wear, and the c-pillar trim is near perfect in our example. The dash is in excellent condition with no major sun damage though it doesn't suffer from the typical dash bubble common to almost all R32 models. All of the power amenities are functioning as expected. Power windows, door locks, power mirrors, and automatic climate control. The upgraded Alpine head unit functions and the speaker's pipe in the tunes. The condition of the interior grey thatched cloth, door cards, and the headliner is nearly perfect.
With the exception of a few light modifications, the platform remains untouched and original. The silky-smooth RB20DET fires up immediately and settles into a comfortable idle. The small-displacement six sounds great in factory form. When accelerating, the acoustics are fantastic, as the intake, turbo, and exhaust can all be heard working in unison. A FET strut tower brace ties the front end together and matches the turbo timer under the dash. Otherwise unmodified, the powerplant has received a fresh oil and filter service and is good for another 5000 maintenance-free kilometers. This fantastic daily driver is also sporting new rubber on all four corners for the colder months ahead. The automatic transmission shifts properly and does a great job of providing a quick response. The driveline is stout, and the platform is surprisingly rattle-free for a vehicle of its age. The OEM suspension and brakes feel sturdy, and uneven road services and large bumps don't deter the chassis. New tires all around aid grip, and complete the list of needed maintenance.
The classics sports sedan is alive and well, and this timeless four-door proves it. The communicative platform, spacious interior, and overall durability make this 1991 Nissan Skyline a perfect, turn-key, Japanese Classic.
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