1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R RA
Built as Nissan's Group A rally introduction, the Pulsar was a purpose built to be a street legal race car. Based on WRC regulations a street legal version would have to be produced in order to enter competition. The public received two different models; the RA which had all of the creature comforts, and the RB which was the stripped down factory race model. Since naturally the average person buying one of these intends on using it exponentially more often on the street than the track so the RA version was far more popular. Our RA comes with all the parts that make you love the car, but not hate it on a weekend road trip. Coming in at only 56K verified miles it's one of the cleanest we've had to come through the dealership. Finished in one of the rarest color options, Super Red (AJ4), of which only 362 were produced. The paint shows exceptionally well and really shows off Nissan's wildly boxy lines. The body itself appears to have been equally well maintained as the panels are all straight and free of any notable dents or dings. The exterior has been kept largely all stock with simply the addition of some Cibie rally lighting. Giant fogs can be a little hit or miss but in this instance it fits the car well considering it's WRC heritage. A set of A-tech Final Mind GR 14" 12 spoke wheels replace the factory setup. The new wheels look more aggressive while keeping the period correct styling.
The interior has been kept all stock and in outstanding shape. Everything from the leather wrapped GTi-R steering wheel to the factory accessory gauges. The only change up being the weighted M's shift knob. The RA retained a more traditional interior with items like power windows, power locks, power folding mirrors, and cold A/C. The factory seats offer ample bolstering to keep you in place when the road gets windy. Both the driver and passenger seats are in great shape, free of any stains, and only very minimal signs of any bolster wear. Due to the hatch back styling the rear seats are shockingly comfortable, which isn't something we can often say about two doors. The dash is in great shape free of any signs of sun damage or cracking. For longevity sake a Blitz turbo timer was mounted to the left of the steering column however almost looks as if it were a factory option. With such a spacious interior there's no wonder why the hot hatch craze was started. AWD, rally designed, power paired with functional, every day, practicality.
Under the wild louvered hood is where the Pulsar shines. The SR20DET paired with the ATTESA (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All) all wheel drive system makes for a potent combination. Naturally this combination is routed through a proper, close ratio, 5 speed gearbox. This particular car has been left mostly all stock which is hard to find these days considering the designed purpose of the RNN chassis. Even the top mount intercooler is still in place. An open air intake helps the turbo breathe a bit easier and does makes all the fun noises. To help the turbo out back is a full Prof Sheepdog exhaust which sounds phenomenal. Once you start getting into boost the aluminum two liter really starts to sing. To help keep the car stable a set of Tein coilovers were fitted. Since arriving stateside the Pulsar has had a full mechanical freshening. Fitted with 4 new tires helps to put the power to the ground. The battery was replaced due to the age of the previous one. The clutch master cylinder was beginning to leak so we went ahead and replaced that as well. We are currently waiting on an OEM water pump to arrive as the original one was whining and we didn't want it to go out on the next owner. And like all of our cars the oil was just changed as well for peace of mind. With the perfect combination of WRC and hot hatch there's no surprise why these have a cult following. Not to mention to power potential of the SR being through the roof. In its current trim this turn key RA would make a great daily driver or weekend warrior!
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