1989 R32 Nissan Skyline GTS-T
Available for: $20,995
Finding a clean R32 Nissan Skyline is hard enough these days. Finding a clean example that's also unmolested? Near impossible. Luckily we specialize in making the impossible possible, and this 1989 R32 Skyline GTS-T offered with just 60k verified/documented miles may be one of the last of its kind. Optioned from the factory in "Type M" trim, this spicy sedan sports Nissan's formidable RB20DET turbocharged engine and a slick-shifting five-speed manual for the driving purist! Finished in Nissan's Blue Grey Storm Metallic (TG0), this silver bullet is free of any unnecessary aftermarket bodywork, and sports no cosmetic upgrades other than a set of body-matched mudguards and a tasteful low-rise rear spoiler. This factory fresh four-door is the perfect garage queen for the discerning Nissan enthusiast, or a blank canvas to modify. Whichever way you spin it, this sought-after saloon is a fantastic example of one of Nissan's most legendary chassis, and nothing less than a true Japanese Classic.
The interior is roomy, simple, and shows just as nicely as the exterior. For a 33-year-old cockpit, we must commend the previous owner for keeping things so tidy, as the factory herringbone upholstery looks seldom used, even on the door cards where these R32's are notorious for peeling have held up well. The dash is clean, and aside from the typical R32 dashboard bubbling and some minor peeling, the materials present nicely overall, with no cracking or miscellaneous damage on the remaining interior plastics. The only upgrades to the vehicle come courtesy of a period-correct Carrozzeria stereo, and a sleek 3-spoke Italvolanti leather steering wheel, which feels great in the palms of your hands. A digital automatic climate control is fully functional and at the ready. While the A/C does not function due to a bad compressor, hot heat is on standby for those soon-to-come fall and winter chills. Although interior styling is utilitarian, the cabin still comes equipped with a host of power amenities to make the drive ahead enjoyable. Power windows, power-folding mirrors, and power locks are all in good operating condition and are sure to keep both drivers and passengers satisfied. The rear bench is spacious and the cabin has plenty of room to seat five if need be. Overall the cabin condition is sure to please even the pickiest drivers and passengers and is in above-average shape for an R32.
Under the bonnet sits Nissan's powerhouse RB20DET. This 2.0 straight six sports a quick spooling ceramic turbocharger and fires up without a hitch, care of a new 12V battery. Skyline fanatics will be pleased to see this marvelous motor still retains its efficient factory airbox and exhaust system, making operation whisper quiet for day-to-day use. The motor idles smoothly and confidently thanks to a new timing belt, water pump, air filter, and oil service. A new fuel pump and filter were also taken care of to give the RB a new lease on life! Acceleration is potent, even in stock form. Switching over to the 5-speed gearbox from the factory slushbox was a wise choice, allowing the driver to get the most out of the inline-six's powerband. Shifts are direct and near effortless, while a new clutch, driveshaft, and pilot bushing ensure smooth operation. Our trained technicians have completed the above maintenance and given this R32 the green light for many happy miles ahead. The stock suspension is still responsive and comfortable, and the brakes stop on a dime. We've even installed four new Falken tires, giving this sedan plenty of grip for the roads ahead.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.