1991 Nissan Skyline AWD Sedan
Sports sedans are in high demand, but, frankly, are impossible to find in manufacturer showrooms in this day and age. Harkening back to a bygone era where you could have your cake and eat it too. This 1991 example features a convenient four door layout, peppy turbocharged straight six, automatic transmission, grippy AWD platform, which provided the Japanese domestic market with a more efficient and reliable alternative to their German rivals. Finished in Black Pearl Metallic (732) with only 71K verified miles, the paint is in good shape, and the clearcoat is lustrous. Beyond the normal nicks and scuffs associated with a 25 year old vehicle, it's in beautiful condition. The iconic, angular Skyline profile has been accented with a lightweight aluminum GT-R hood and front bumper, which adds to the aggressive aesthetic. Rear spats and OEM optional side skirts complete the exterior, paired with the factory five spoke alloys ensure the look remains timeless. While the coupe and sedan share the exact same platform, the sedan makes day to day life a bit easier to get along with thanks to the easy access to the rear seats, not to mention being priced below the coupe variant.
Much like the exterior, the interior has been kept all original. The interior is in better shape than cars half it's age, and much nicer than most Skylines you'll come across. The steering wheel doesn't show the typical wear one might expect, and the headliner and interior plastics are fantastic. The seats, front and rear, are in excellent condition, and have been well taken care of. The bolstering is premium, and this car is an ideal candidate for those with a long work commute. The door panels are in good condition with virtually no wear. The dash is in excellent condition with no major sun damage though it does typical dash bubble common to almost all R32 models. All of the power amenities are functioning as expected. Power windows, door locks, power mirrors, and automatic climate control. The OEM head unit functions, and the speakers pipe in the tunes. The condition of the interior grey thatched cloth, door cards, and headliner is good, and the biggest interior issue is the removal of the C-pillar trim pieces, which as commonly cracked.
With the exception of a few light modifications, the platform remains untouched and original. The silky smooth RB20DET fires up immediately and settles into a comfortable idle. The small displacement six sounds great, and a polished 5zigen exhaust deepens the tone of the exhaust. When accelerating, the acoustics are flattering, and backing off the throttle provides some neat turbo flutter. Otherwise unmodified, the powerplant has received a fresh oil and filter service and is good for another 5000 maintenance-free kilometers. All throughout the power band it provides good throttle response seamlessly accelerates to highway speeds. The automatic transmission shifts properly, and is does a great job of providing quick response. The driveline is stout, and the platform is surprisingly rattle-free for a vehicle of its age. The OEM suspension and brakes feel sturdy, and uneven road services and large bumps don't deter the chassis. All weather grip, comes not just from Nissan's capable ATTESA AWD system, but four new all season tires mounted and balanced by our expert technicians.
The classics sports sedan is alive and well, and this timeless four door proves it. The communicative platform, year round capability, spacious interior and overall durability, make this 1991 GTS-4 Nissan Skyline a perfect, turn-key, Japanese Classic.
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