1990 Nissan Skyline R32 GTSt
Pending Sale: $23,995
Stock Number: 4886
The R32 Skyline is one of the best driving cars to come out of the '90s and that surprisingly still rings true today. These are hands down our most popular vehicle that we sell here and for good reason, especially when you find one with only 62K verified miles. Abundant power on tap, running to the proper wheels, paired with 3 pedals, just the way a proper sports car should be. The aesthetics of this series 1 take a blend of factory stock and a few touches from its big brother the GTR. For instance, the front bumper is a GTR style front end with the chin spoiler, yet still retained the spot to mount your front license plate which is typically cut out of the GTR bumpers. Those with a keen eye will spot the particular R32 GTR grille which in turn can't run the factory hood. While some take the cheap route and cut the nose off the end of the hood, this one was replaced with the proper aluminum GTR hood. While keeping with a relatively stock look for the front end the factory fogs were upgraded to a slightly larger set of yellow PIAAs. From the front end back the rest of the car has been kept generally all stock. The wheels were replaced with a more streamlined set of 17" Enkei RP01s wrapped in fresh rubber keep a similar style to the original wheels but cut down on some of the bulk in order to show off the Z32 brakes. The Type-M side skirts and rear spats flow nicely with the GTR touches without looking out of place. Finished in a classic Black Pearl Metallic (732), the body is in good shape other than a few minor dings and stone chips that anything 31 years old is bound to accrue.
The interior is in just as great shape as the body, if not better than usual. 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, windows, and automatic climate control were all standard equipment. Now that's not to say there aren't some minor imperfections, but overall the interior looks fantastic. Things like the ever common dash bubble or cracks have been spared with this one which is a real rarity these days. Both driver and passenger seats are in great shape and particularly comfortable. The bolstering is a bit more aggressive than most of the cars from the era so we would typically expect to see some wear from climbing in and out. Both have been spared from that typical issue, as well as any errant stains or seam separation. As usual, the back seats look hardly used which is pretty standard with any coupe. The same can be said about the door cards, carpets, etc. The stock wheel was ditched in favor of a Momo 3 spoke which looks right at home in a sports car like this.
Popping the aluminum hood reveals Nissan's renowned workhorse, the RB20DET. The turbocharged two-liter jolts to life with a quick twist of the key thanks to a new 12V battery. The engine bay has been left generally stock, which inspires a bit of confidence that it's lived an easier life than its raced out counterparts. The exception being an HKS blow off valve to give to draw a bit more attention to the turbo. Outback is an APEX'i Megaphone Dunk high flow axel back exhaust which gives this Skyline a phenomenal tone. The stock exhaust really doesn't do this car justice, the RB is too good of a platform to keep bottled up like that. The exhaust gives you a distinct tone without driving you crazy on the highway. The power band is very linear with the six-cylinder and pulls hard up to redline. The 5 speed is a breeze to row through and the clutch is plenty forgiving should you find yourself stuck in traffic. The stock suspension is great for a daily driver that also has no issues handling business on a weekend backroad cruise. The brakes are very confident as you can't have speed without the ability to reel things back down. We have taken care of a good deal of service work for its next owner. Aside from the battery, tires, and a routine oil change we've also gone ahead and replaced the water pump and radiator as well. A Japanese Classic for many reasons, the Skyline is prized as a collector car that you can daily drive. With its iconic looks, fantastic driving dynamics, and rarity this turn-key example is up to date on maintenance and ready to carve up some pavement with the best of them!
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