1990 Nissan R32 Type M

Sold: $26,995

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A vast majority of our clients who purchase R32's daily drive them. It's hard not to fall in love with the balanced handling, punchy acceleration, and iconic looks. This 1990 coupe is offered with a mere 64k verified and documented miles. Finished in a splendid Black Pearl Metallic (732), the aesthetic is set off by an FRP GT-R front bumper, optional OEM side skirts and rear spats, and a sexy GTR rear wing. The body is in good shape aside from some normal dings chips and scratches associated with normal use. Notable repairs in this vehicle's history include a new hood and front left fender. Packing a turbocharged inline-six and manual gearbox, this recently serviced Type M is a striking, collectible, and enjoyable Japanese Classic.

While the cabin materials weren't this model's strong suit, the cockpit is filled with plenty of power amenities and cold a/c. The auto climate system is intuitive and easy to use and the driver benefits from an adjustable steering column, power windows, locks, and mirrors. They all work surprisingly, except for the power-folding function. Even the OEM audio still works and the clarity is decent, despite the age of this Series 1. The carpets have been cared for over the years and show no major blemishes. The seats are upholstered in a soft gray cloth that is soft to the touch. They have been cared for over the years and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. Best of all they don't beat you up and are comfortable over long cruises. That's not to say the interior is perfect as the dash has some cracks and the typical passenger side distortion. We also wanted to note the adhesive behind the cloth portion of door cards is on its last legs and they could use a refresh. On the positive side, the factory UV shades are still sitting in the rear windows and back glass to keep the harsh rays of the sun from doing any additional damage to the plastics and so forth. Still, at 25 years old it's remarkable how well the cabin has held up and this trusty steed would make for a fantastic daily driver as it sits.

Mechanically, we love the R32 for its simplicity and durability. The RB20DET is a hell of an engine, and this one is fresh off an oil and filter service. At only 2.0L it is inherently smooth and offers a linear powerband with good midrange torque. Thanks to a new 12v battery, this one fires up quickly with the twist of the key. A 3" catback exhaust returns a mellow tone and the RB idles nearly vibration-free. We replaced the rear fuel lines while it was in our shop prior to the Virginia state safety inspection that it passed with flying colors. The engine is mated to a manual gearbox which replaced the original automatic slushbox. It's a wonderful upgrade and makes this chassis even more fun. The gearbox feels communicative and the Skyline is a blast to row through the gears. Power is sent to the rear wheels and acceleration is impressive for a car of this vintage. The handling is balanced and the suspension can handle the rigors of daily use. The brakes feel confident and the factory silver alloys are wrapped in new all-season rubber to keep proper adhesion on the pavement. These tires also quiet down the ride immeasurably and will last for tens of thousands of miles to come.

*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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