1990 Nissan Skyline Sedan
There's no question that the R32 is the most requested vehicle that we get. However not everyone is looking to build a 600hp track car, many of us just want a clean daily driver that stands out in a sea of mundane SAV's. This 1990 is the perfect car for that. The turbo two liter sends the power to the proper wheels all in a far more practical package. The 4 door GTS-T Type-M is no different mechanically than the coupe that we bring over more frequently, it simply allows for you to not have to clamber into back seats every time you need to grab your gym bag or groceries. The body on our R32 shows quite well. Like any car that's 28 years old it does have some blemishes from being driven over the years, but considerably better than most any 1990 you'll find state side. The Jet Silver Metallic (KG1) paint shows great for it's age. Naturally there are a few spots of touchup paint and small scuffs/rock chips but nothing of concern. The body is very straight and everything lines up the way it should. The only change up from the way this car rolled out of the factory is the rolling stock itself. A spectacular set of 16" gold RS Watanabe wheels fill the fender wells which are both as timeless as they are cool. They're even sporting the original Watanabe valve stem caps which are a great little touch.
While the exterior of the R32 looks good, the interior is even better. All of the most common wear items like the steering wheel, door handle, and gear selector are in fantastic condition. Both driver and passenger seats look great, and out back it looks like they've hardly been sat in. The same can be said about the dash and door panels. The dash in this one shows no sign of the typical bubble which is a rarity. Fitted with all of the power accessories of the time; power windows, folding mirrors, power locks, automatic climate control, and even the original radio. All of which are functioning as they should, and the A/C is currently blowing nice and cold. The addition of the rear doors really opens up the cabin while the looks don't stray far from the coupe's profile. Plus with a proper full sized trunk you can take this out for a weekend road trip and not have to sacrifice what you bring along.
Under the hood is the famed RB20DET that makes this car the reason it's just so great to drive. The turbocharged two liter straight six packs quite a punch while remaining notoriously durable. The automatic transmission does an especially good job for daily duty; building up gobs of usable torque via it's selectable modes. The transmission runs through the gears without hesitation making the automatic actually quicker than the 5 speed equipped cars. These are also ideal for those of us that have to deal with higher traffic areas on the regular or simply don't feel like constantly rowing gears. Mechanically the car has been kept all original which is a bit surprising in this day and age. However with only 42K verified miles it comes as no surprise that the RB fires right up drama free. The power is incredibly linear thanks to the automatic never having a drop in boost pressure. The suspension is pleasant for daily driving duties but is still capable when you want to get out on a twisty back road. This car really is the perfect daily driver; just the right mix of stand out, performance, and comfort all in one package. Now all it's missing is the driveway.
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