1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-4
Stock Number: 4178
The vast majority of vehicles we bring through here are RWD since that's generally where we have the most demand. However, not all of us have the luxury of eternal sunshine like a Texas or Florida and would like the option to use their vehicles year-round. Cue the GTS-4, the same fabled RB20 drivetrain just sending power through all 4 wheels. Under most circumstances, you'd never know the difference between the GTS-T and the 4 since the AWD system is largely rear-wheel biased. Once traction becomes a premium power can be sent to the front wheels via the same ATTESSA system that the GTR utilizes. Since not everyone wants to spend GTR money on a toy car, this GTS-4 is the best of both worlds. Its driving characteristics are very similar yet with a much more forgiving powerplant and far more appealing entry cost. In the looks department, the full GTR overhaul includes the front bumper, grille, aluminum hood, side skirts, rear spats, and the rear wing. Everything lines up and fits quite well unlike typical aftermarket aero. Originally leaving the factory in Pearl Blue Metallic (TH1) it looks like when all the aero was added a full-color change was done to the GTR's trademark Gun Gray Metallic (KH2). Both the paint and bodywork are in great condition with only a few typical dings and nicks from use over the years. The ride height was dropped a bit thanks to Bilstein shocks and lowering springs. That drop really sets off the 17" Volk Challenge wheels.
The interior has had the same GTR overhaul including the factory center console gauge cluster. The real kicker is that this car sports the rare factory leather seat option. The driver's seat has a little bit of typical leather cracking along the bolster from getting in and out over the years but overall very well maintained. The other seats are only in better condition, free of any tears or discoloration. Even the factory steering wheel is in remarkably good shape. Since we're sticking to rare pieces the gear selector is the factory optional NavaN which is much sleeker than the stock one. In order to accommodate the gauge upgrade, the climate control was re-routed to the bottom of the stack and a (nonoperational) double din was bumped up the line. While the radio will need to be updated the climate control is still functioning as expected. Along with climate control, all of the other power accessories like the windows, mirrors, and locks are also in good shape. One of the more interesting adds is the Grid 4WD controller mounted behind the steering wheel. This allows you to toggle between rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and the regular factory setting on the fly. Arguably one of the most impressive claims is that the dash is free of the ever-common bubble that plagues most all R32s.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's fantastic RB20DET. This 1991 originally came in with a nonfunctional Nismo gauge cluster. While it looked cool, we swapped it out in favor of one that was working. Since the cluster was obviously the true mileage is unknown. However, the turbocharged two-liter jolts to life when you turn the key and has a more throaty tone thanks to the Fujitsubo catback exhaust. The burble is subtle compared to many exhaust that comes through here but certainly helps bring to life the turbo 6 cylinder. Based on the overall condition of the car its safe to say that it's been well maintained and was clearly cherished by the original owner. To complement the tone of the Fujitsubo an APEX'i intake was also fitted giving you all of the turbo sounds we know and love. This one is sporting the IBA strut tower braces front and rear to help fortify the suspension as well. The automatic engages trouble-free and is quick to change. People knock the automatics when in reality they're quicker than the 5-speed cars since you never have to lift. To make sure the next owner doesn't have anything to worry about mechanically we've gone over the car. It did need some routine wear items like all new tires, a brake job, a new battery, and a standard oil change. This car is ideal for someone in search of a GTR that they won't be afraid to drive. With routine maintenance being much less costly (and easier) this would make a great daily driver or weekend toy. The only thing it's missing is a new town to call home!
*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.