1990 Nissan Skyline 4 Door R32
Stock Number: 4752
The R32 Skyline sedan is an unassumingly strong daily driver. It's a useful four-door layout, peppy turbocharged 2.0L straight-six, 3 pedals, and RWD platform provided the Japanese domestic market with a more efficient and reliable alternative to its German rivals such as the 3 series. While we all love sports cars, for most of us they're simply not all that conducive for day-to-day life, especially those of us with families. This GTS-t is the perfect middle ground, especially once it's had some aftermarket bits to spice things up. In stock form, they can be a little bland, but once you fit the GTR style front bumper and wing, paired up with a few bolt-ons the four-door takes on an entirely new light. Finished in Black Pearl Metallic (732) is always a color you can't go wrong with. A GTR style front bumper and rear wing give the sedan a bit more flair and hint at the fact that this isn't your average sedan. The paint shows particularly well which is typically indicative that it was resprayed at some point in time, probably when the bumper was replaced. The body itself is in just as good shape with only a routine door ding or two, but what 30 year old vehicle isn't going to have a few things like that.
The purposeful and well laid out cockpit design featured in the Skyline sedan has stood the test of time. The low slung dash and skinny A-pillars provide great visibility of the road ahead. Much like the exterior, the interior has been kept pretty much all stock. The interior is in better shape than cars half it's age, and much nicer than most Skylines you'll come across. It does have the typical dash bubble that plagues all R32s which is really about the worst of it. The Momo steering wheel doesn't show the typical wear one might expect, and both the headliner and interior plastics are fantastic. It's worth noting that while the seats are in good condition they're not perfect. Both front and rear have some fading from sun damage over the years so they're a bit lighter than when they left the factory. The bolstering is premium, and this car is an ideal candidate for those with a long work commute. The driver's side does have a hole in both the bolster and base from getting in and out that can be seen in the photos. On the bright side, none of them suffer from careless stains or seam separation which can be a bigger issue. The door panels are in fantastic condition, with virtually no wear, and the c-pillar trim is near perfect in our example. The dash does has some cracks atop the gauge cluster but luckily since it's above the cluster it's obscured from your line of sight more so than if it was on the passenger's side. All of the power amenities are functioning as expected; power windows, door locks, folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. While its rather cool here currently the A/C does appear to be functioning as it should. While this one is sunroof equipped only the tilt feature is currently operational. In order to retract fully it needs a little help, so it should be something you could correct down the line if you wanted to. It's more common for us to see them either with dead motors or for the entire piece to have been sealed shut, so at least it's not a permanent issue.
Under the hood is the famed RB20DET that makes this car the reason it's just so great to drive, especially with a mere 105K verified miles. The turbocharged two-liter straight six-packs quite a punch while remaining notoriously durable. We can all agree that nothing replaces the feeling of rowing your own gears. Mated to a silky smooth, turbocharged, 2.0L straight-six, the five-speed transmission is a delight to shift. With little vibration, the RB jolts to life, care of a new 12V battery. The small-displacement six sounds great in factory form but even better through its HKS Silent HiPower turbo back. When accelerating, the acoustics are fantastic, as the HKS open filter intake, turbo, and exhaust can all be heard working in unison. To ensure that there's no shortage of fresh air fed to the turbo a massive Greddy front mount intercooler fills up the GTR front end. This fantastic daily driver is also sporting new rubber on all four corners for the colder months ahead. Thanks to a set of adjustable coilovers this sedan handles even better than when it left the factory. The ride height has been taken down a tick, but not so far as to make daily driving an issue. While the ride is naturally a bit stiffer, it's certainly not going to beat you to death over the slightest of bumps. We've also revamped a few other suspension related items with a new set of front upper control arms along with the HICAS arms. 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 1990 Nissan Skyline the perfect, turn-key, Japanese Classic.
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