1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-T Type-M
Available for: $23,495
Stock Number: 4726
The R32 Skyline is one of the best driving cars to come out of the '90s and that still rings true today. These are hands down our most popular vehicles that we sell here and for good reason. Abundant power on tap sent to the rear wheels, paired with 3 pedals, is just the way a proper sports car should be. Most new vehicles feel artificial these days due to how many computers and sensors they need to function, which is what makes the more analog days of the '90s so much more visceral and exciting. Our latest GTS-t has been kept generally stock as far as the body is concerned since these have such a sleek, understated profile right out of the gate. The Type-M has a little more aggressively styled from bumper which hints that this isn't some drab '90s Sentra. Filling up the stock bumper is a massive Greddy front mount intercooler that looks right at home and finishes off the front end treatment. Black Pearl Metallic (732) is the perfect color choice for this one, and it's being offered with only has 95K verified miles. The 18" black and polished lip multi-spoke wheels wrapped in fresh rubber really tie it all together. The paint and body are both in rather good shape. We can tell based on the alignment of everything that the driver's side rear has been repaired at some point in time, which also explains why the paint is in such great shape. The car drives well and the frame is in good condition, however, it's something we did want to make a note of. Since these look a little tall out of the gate, Tein coilovers get the ride height dialed in and really let those 18's fill up the wheels wells properly. Plus with the wingless look, it really cleans up the profile and makes this one streamline coupe.
While the interior of the R32 is a bit no-frills, it does have several convenient power options and creature comforts. Compared to the sedan, the captain has a bit more centralized driving position and actually more room for those of us over 6'. The gray cloth seats are soft to the touch, and the front passengers are provided plenty of support for longer drives. The seats themselves are in surprisingly good shape with no real blemishes to note. Typically we expect to find bolster wear or some seam separations, but this one really has been spared from most of the typical issues. The same goes for the infamous dash bubble that plagues most all R32s these days. This one has one of the cleanest dashes we've seen in quite some time. The interior is generally stock, though there are a handful of aftermarket additions. The stock wheel was ditched in favor of a Momo race wheel which fits the vibe of the car a bit better. Atop the gauge cluster itself is a particularly rare Tomei mechanical AFR gauge. Below the automatic digital climate control is a newer Carrozzeria head unit. The unit works as best it can stateside, but is certainly something you'll want to replace down the line. Beneath that is the HKS EVC and Billion VFC-II. The HKS unit allows for changing boost settings on the fly, while the Billion fan controller controls when you trigger the fans. Otherwise, everything is stock and in good working order. These came with a few power options for the era including functional power-folding mirrors, and electric windows, and door locks for day to day use. There is a bit of wear on the driver's door panel from getting in and out over the years, but otherwise, there's not much to complain about at the end of the day.
Nissan wasn't reinventing the wheel when it came to the R32's mechanical underpinnings, instead, relying on a tried and true formula to build this classic sports car. Beginning with a silky, turbocharged six-cylinder under the bonnet, the RB20DET sends power rearward through a five-speed manual transmission. In stock form, these are great performers, but once you start shopping the aftermarket you can really get wild. For starters, the heat wrapped tubular header has a larger HKS turbo attached to it. Not only is it quick spooling but it has a bit more adjustability thanks to that HKS EVC in the center console. An HKS open filter intake, along with that Greddy FMIC ensure that the turbo never has any issues with getting fresh air. For that reason, the MAF was upgraded to a Z32 one since it has a higher flow rate. In order to accommodate modifications like this, the ECU has to be re-tuned for them all to work in harmony. With added air, you need added fuel so the system was upgraded to 444cc injectors. An aluminum Blitz Type ZS radiator was also added to ensure that the RB doesn't start to creep up in temperature. Other safety and convenience upgrades are the aluminum catch can and oil filter relocation. Of course, with everything done under the hood, you can't leave the factory exhaust in place. Instead, a full turbo-back blastpipe was fitted. If you've never heard a straight piped RB then you're really missing out. Though your neighbors may not feel the same at 7 AM on a Sunday when you're getting ready for Cars and Coffee. The manual rows through all the gears without a hesitation or a hitch and the clutch is surprisingly light. The power is sent outback through a 2 way LSD which is considerably more aggressive than what it came with from the factory. The Tein coilovers ride well, and a set of strut tower braces were added both front and rear to help better tie the suspension together. The end result of all this is one heck of a driver's car. From the exterior, you can tell it's not your average Skyline, though it doesn't beg for attention like a chassis-mounted wing on an orange car does. The interior is still plenty comfortable for just having an easy drive home from work in the evening. But when you decide you want to get out and really thrash around for a bit then you've got the right tool for the job. The R32 really is one of the most versatile options out there to this day. Now you just have to hop behind the wheel and experience it for yourself!
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