1990 Nissan Skyline R32 Type-M
Stock Number: 4497
This awesomely modified 1990 GTS-t Type-M just touched down and with only 82K verified miles. From the outside, it appears largely stock with its full Type-M aero. However, looks can be deceiving as this 32 has quite a few tricks up its sleeve. Finished in Black Pearl Metallic (732) which looks fantastic from every angle. The Type-M side skirts and rear spats are a subtle touch while the wingless trunk help to give it a more sleek profile. The paint shows pretty well for its age, the metallic still has a strong sheen when you catch it in the sunlight. The trunk and roof do have a bit of sun fading to the clear, but nothing too concerning like flaking clear coat or anything. Keeping with the stock appearance, but keeping performance in mind, R32 GTR wheels were swapped out for the original ones. While they look very similar, the GTR wheels are a shade darker and a fair bit wider for some added traction. The body itself has been spared from any notable issues aside from a typical door ding or two.
The interior is where we start to shake things up a bit. One of the most obvious changes is the addition of the full Cusco roll cage. This particular style has the front runners that wrap around the dash to prevent from having to hack it up in the install process. On the flip side, the rear interior was removed in order for everything to fit. They did however put in sound insulation in place of the back seats to help cut down on cabin noise which we hardly ever see in caged cars. It also still has the Carrozzeria stereo and speakers which are often ditched for minor weight savings. While the dash wasn't hacked up to fit the cage, it does have several additions. Over to the passenger side are Greddy oil temp, pressure, and water temp gauges to give you a better idea of whats going on under the hood. Atop the steering column is a matching Greddy boost gauge as well. Even with everything that was added the dash is in well above average condition compared to your normal R32. It does have two additional speed metering gauges added, the Ultra down to the left of the wheel and a Comtec one over by the A-pillar. The Comtec one may not have as much functionality here stateside but does have a switch to cut it off if you find it unnecessary. To keep you both planted and comfortable the driver's seat has been upgraded to a Bride Brix which is in great shape. Normally we see these with bolster damage due to the height but this one has been very well preserved. The stock passenger seat is also in good shape with no real staining or seam separation to worry about. The carpeting and door panels have also been kept up with well and are free of some of the delamination that tends to happen over the years. You still also have all of your power accessories; power windows, locks, and folding mirrors. While the climate control is still functioning it's at a limited capacity. The LCD screen is blank but the buttons are working so it can be a bit challenging to work with. The Lanzo shift knob sits at a great height and the original wheel is in phenomenal shape which is usually one of the first things to go.
Pop the hood and you'll find the engine bay is happily filled with the iconic RB20DET. While it's been kept largely stock it does have a few nice upgrades that just about every R32 should be sporting. To give the turbo some extra fresh air an HKS intake filter was added. This definitely makes the turbo more pronounced under load and gives the chirp on lift that everyone loves. To really make sure that it stays cool though, a giant Greddy front mount intercooler fills the front bumper. Since the RB is a bit too docile in stock trim a Fujitsubo axel back was fitted which really helps open things up a bit. It's not too overpowering for day to day use but finally lets the RB be known. The two liter fires right up and has a very linear powerband. Power comes on smooth as the turbo builds boost and pulls hard to the 7,500 RPM redline. The I-6 design means that it has some extra midrange torque along with a near vibration free architecture. The factory 5 speed feels great, free of any grinds or whining. The stock clutch on these are pretty light and forgiving for those new to the RHD world. While the stock suspension is plenty capable, the APEX'i coilovers are definitely superior. These help dial in the ride height and help keep the car flat in the turns. Inside the trunk is also a Cusco strut tower brace to help tie the chassis together a bit further. This 32 has had all its routine maintenance brought up to date via a new intake filter, 4 fresh tires, a new serpentine belt, and your typical oil change. With the legendary history, timeless good looks, and relentless power plant, you can't miss with this Skyline.
*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.