1990 Nissan R32 Skyline

Sold: $16,495

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Stock Number: 4444

When it comes to Skylines the R32 will always be a favorite among us true enthusiasts. Now while the GTR is what many lust for, savvy buyers don't want the added cost and maintenance headache that comes with any high-performance vehicle. After all, the most expensive part of owning a Ferrari isn't the entry price, its the service. This GTS-T is the best of both worlds, all the right looks paired up with a notoriously robust drivetrain. Make no bones about it though, the RB20 is no slouch. Once you start throwing some quality mods on top of the already capable motor and you have yourself, one serious fun car. Our most recent Type-M comes in finished in one of the more unique color options in Red Pearl Metallic (AH3.) Due to the addition of the full Origin Labo aero its safe to say the car was resprayed at that time because the paint is in great shape. The FRP aero mates up nicely to the factory body lines and really gives the car the more aggressive look that it deserves. While many jokingly refer to open filter intakes as "hot air intakes" since they generally have limited exposure to fresh air, but that's not the case here. The previous owner made sure that wouldn't be an issue by fitting a NACA duct directly into the Greddy Airinx that's not only practical but looks pretty badass as well. The body does have a few little door dings, but nothing of real concern to note. The white 17" SSR Integral-GT1 wheels really pop against the red bodywork giving it a great contrast.

The interior mimics the styling of the body with several key driver's items being upgraded. Right off the bat, it's impossible not to notice the red and black two-tone fixed back bucket in place of the driver's seat. Since these are so prone to excessive bolster wear from getting in and out it has a slip on cover to try and cut down on furthering any damage. The rest of the gray cloth interior shows exceptionally well, devoid of any rips or stains. The OEM seats actually offer a good bit of bolstering from the factory, but nowhere near the level of the driver's seat however there a bit more comfortable on long cruises. The classic Nardi 3 spoke wheel looks like it should have been there the whole time and has held up right well. The other big addition are the gauges prominently mounted along the dash. Defi oil pressure and temp, water temp, and an old school Greddy boost gauge. We don't believe the oil temp has the sensor attached as it has power but isn't giving an accurate reading. The same goes for the boost gauge as its way off but could easily replace it with a newer more efficient one. The dash bubble that plagues most all R32s is far better on this one than most of the ones we see. It does, however, have the common C-pillar delamination in the back but most people never pay much attention to it since usually nobody ever wants to sit back there to begin with. Naturally, these had all the powered accessories of the time; power mirrors, windows, door locks, and digital climate control. All of these creature comforts help to elevate the very purpose-driven interior.

The second most desirable drivetrain to the GT-R, the GTS-t features a rugged, yet smooth 2.0L straight-six. The RB20DET has an impressive, linear powerband, and mates nicely with the 5-speed manual factory gearbox. The manual rows through all the gears without a hesitation or a hitch. The small displacement and layout make for a very distinct tone, which has only been improved by a polished Fujitsubo Catback. The turbocharger feels punchy and paired with that Greddy Airinx, and sounds awesome. As for additional cooling, a proper HKS front mount intercooler fills the Origin bumper and looks wicked. Some of the lesser-seen additions are the engine damper brace off the strut tower and below that an oil filter relocation to make normal service much easier. With all of the add ons, the car is now noticeably quicker than your typical R32. With added power, you need a suspension that can keep up so Tein coilovers sit on all four corners. Aside from the handling it cleans up some of that dreaded wheel gap and gets the Skyline down to a more acceptable height. As with each vehicle we do a full mechanical reconditioning prior to listing. This one has had several key items addressed to ensure that the next owner is worry-free. New rubber, HICAS arms, fuel sock and filter, a fresh set of plugs, and your routine oil change has the basic tune-up covered. With only 87K verified miles this 1990 is only just getting warmed up. For those of us that don't want the added upkeep of the RB26 this GTS-t is the best of both worlds. All the right looks with the robust RB20 drive train, all running through a proper 5-speed manual; what more could you ask for?

*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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