1992 Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo
Nissan's Y32 chassis is one of the more unique platforms out there. These have been increasing in popularity with the VIP crowd as well as with people after a luxury car you're not going to see in the grocery store parking lot. Between it's unique good looks and comfortable ride it makes for the best of both worlds. This particular one owner example is a 1992 with only 52K miles. Finished in one of the best colors Super Black (KH3) it looks good from every angle. The paint has been kept up impressively well over the years and shows no real signs of wear. The Super Black really lives up to its name. The body has been kept in just as great shape with no notable dents or dings. All of the body panels are straight with nice even lines. The optional rear spoiler makes for a nice subtle touch. The rear windows have been tinted for privacy and hint at how good this car would look blacked out.
The interior has been kept up equally well, if not better, than the exterior has. The front seats are in excellent shape, and the rears look to have been hardly ever sat in. Both the seats and carpets are free of any rips/tears or notable stains. Even the driver seat is free of the common bolster wear from getting in and out. The GT came rather well equipped with power windows, locks, trunk release, folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. The climate control does take some getting used to but is quite easy to use. The A/C is functioning as it should and blows nice and cold. The factory radio works however is limited in function. Since it does have a tape player you could hook up a converter if you didn't want to replace the entire unit. And to top it all off is the factory lace rear curtain.
Power comes thanks to Nissan's 3 liter (VG30E) V6. As to be expected, the Gloria fires right up and has a nice even idle. The motor has ample torque down low and pulls strong up to highway speeds. The automatic transmission engages with ease and shifts smoothly when coming up to speed. It also has selectable options for snow, normal, or sport driving which changes up the shift points. Like any proper GT the suspension is very well sorted making the most out of the worst highways without feeling like you're going to roll over in a turn. With it's subtle, stand, out styling and fantastic drive the Gloria really is the complete package!
*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.