1991 Nissan R32 Type M
Owning an R32 is rewarding in so many ways. They are balanced, reliable, and quick. To that point, this 1991 would be a fantastic candidate for a daily driver or fun weekend toy. In many ways, the chassis is more refined than it's given credit for, and a silky 2.0L turbo inline-six-powers this Type M example. Finished in a sexy Black Pearl Metallic (732) the body is in good shape aside from some minor scuffs, chips, and dings. Complete with a well-optioned cabin, this modern feeling sports coupe is in good shape overall cosmetically and mechanically. Highly collectible, unique, and striking this Japanese Classic coupe is fresh off a recent service and is turn-key ready for its next owner. Best of all it comes with plenty of service history dating back to when the car was new, which is nearly impossible to find.
The cabin has been well cared for overseas and was designed with decent ergonomics. Power windows, locks, and electric folding mirrors are all standard and work as they should. With the addition of an adjustable steering column, and some plush, gray seats the cabin is surprisingly comfortable. The gray cloth is still soft to the touch and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. Largely the same as it left the factory the OEM audio was ditched at some point in Japan. The driver can pump some tunes thanks to a more modern Sanyo head unit, but why would you when you can depress the gas pedal and enjoy the aural sensation of a turbocharged inline-six. An automatic climate system is standard and we have recharged the a/c and it currently blows cold. The door cards, carpet, and headliner have been cared for and lack any major blemishes. That's not to say the cabin is perfect as the dash has the common passenger side bubble but it's not as bad as most we see. That being said, this Skyline is a real gem in regards to the interior, otherwise.
As a GTS-t, the powertrain is particularly good. We love the RB20DET and this one is fresh off an oil and filter service. With a twist of the key, the powerplant springs to life thanks to a newly installed 12v battery. The 2.0L idles confidently, and while we couldn't verify the vehicle's mileage due to a cluster swap, it pulls impressively and seems to make plenty of power! Low displacement high cylinder count motors always sound decent and this one is enhanced by the mellow tones of the HKS Hi-Power catback. The most expensive preventative maintenance item was taken care of in our shop as well. One of our trained technicians has installed a new timing belt and water pump to save a particularly costly service down the road for the next owner. The engine runs nearly vibration-free and is connected to a smooth-shifting automatic. These automatic gearboxes do an impressive job of maximizing the RBs powerband and acceleration is nearly the same as the manual version. Power is sent to the rear wheels as it should be in a proper sports car. The suspension has held up well over the years and can handle the rigors of daily use. Stiffened by a Cusco front strut tower brace, the near 50/50 weight balance delivers decent overall balance. The power steering is on point and communicative and the brakes are confident in their operation. The five-spoke alloys are all wrapped in new all-season tires and they deliver a quiet ride. They will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and handle all the weather you can throw at them.
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