1990 Nissan R32 Skyline GTS-t

Sold: $15,995

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Stock Number: 4460

Perhaps the most well known automotive export out of Japan is the Skyline, and this 1990 coupe is about as desirable as it gets. Loved for its edgy styling, turbo inline-6, and premium handling characteristics this Type-M is both affordable and fun! Utilizing a GT-R front bumper and finished in a sleek Super Black (KH3), the body is in good shape other than some small dings and scuffs associated with normal use. For the enthusiast, this five-speed manual is about as good as it gets and is a bonafide Japanese Classic.

The R32 didn't garner much acclaim for interior fit and finish but this particular example is in right nice shape. Functional power-folding mirrors, locks, and windows were all standard equipment. At some point, the door panel and seats were upgraded to the 60th-anniversary edition equipment. Using a softer material, the gray cloth buckets and matching door cards subtly bring the interior closer to the look of the GT-R. The front two are in fantastic shape and lack any rips, stains, or tears. The back row does have some sun discoloration at the top by the parcel shelf but is otherwise fine. Cabin updates include a deep-dish steering wheel, which mounts on a tilt column that can be adjusted for drivers of all sizes. The digital climate system works as it should and includes large easy to press buttons. The interior isn't perfect, and the C-pillar trim is a bit worn, the audio system is inoperable, and the dash suffers from a small bubble by the glove box. The carpets and headliners, on the other hand, are just fine, and the gauges work properly. The odometer only notes 12K miles as it has stopped working at some point, thus the mileage is unverified. A set of new front and rear wipers help to clear water from the windscreen and allow for safe wet weather driving.

The mechanical side of these R32 models are uncomplicated and well designed. There is a reason so many of these GTS-t cars are still on the road today, and its because Nissan built them to last. With a twist of the key a new battery assists the near vibration free RB20DET to fire up, and benefits from a fresh semi-synthetic oil and filter service as well as a new engine air filter. It idles at a slightly deeper tone than factory thanks to an APEX'i Megaphone Dunk polished exhaust which frees up some pent up backpressure. A new fuel filter and sock ensure proper fuel delivery and have been installed after the used car inspection was completed. The 2.0L mill provides plenty of mid-range power to move the rear-drive two-door up to highway speeds. The manual trans shifts as it should through the five forward gears, and is fairly communicative. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a new set of all-season rubber on all four corners. This gives the braking system all the grip it can get decelerating and the suspension feels responsive when handling large and small road imperfections with ease.

This R32 is a simple understated sports coupe, that has plenty of aftermarket support and reliable mechanicals. The iconic bodywork is supplemented with a proper turbo driveline with a proper 5-speed gearbox. What else could you want from Japan's most famous 4 wheel export!

*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.

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