1992 Nissan Gloria Y32
One of the most popular luxury sedans and status symbols in Japan, the Gloria lives up to the hype. With its good looks, supple ride quality and smooth, reliable V6 it makes for a convenient ownership experience. This 1992 model, with only 35K verified miles, is finished in Blue Lapis (BK8) paint has a deep luster that really pops in the sunlight. The dark color really compliments the boxy, muscular factory styling. The paint does have some routine small blemishes, as to expect with any car that's been driven off the showroom floor a quarter-century ago, but the clear coat is still serviceable at its age. Fitted with the OEM optional rear spoiler as well as the OEM optional rain guards, the lowered ride height and 19" Lowenhart LDR rolling stock make for a head-turning package.
The interior has been kept to the same standards, if not better than the exterior has. The seats look as if they've hardly ever been sat in and are finished in gray, thatched cloth. Both the seats and carpets are free of any rips/tears or notable stains, and the headliner is immaculate. Even the traditional bolster wear is nonexistent on the seats, and long cruises are to be had in comfort! Being a proper luxury sedan the Y32 comes well equipped. Fitted with power windows, power folding mirrors, and locks, this near executive saloon even has a credit card holder! Automatic climate control came standard and is blowing nice and cold, and the heat is functional as well. There is some clicking coming from the blend door, but the inside is silent otherwise. The interior has been left all original, just the way Nissan intended it to be, including the stately analog clock in the center of the dash. The OEM audio functions well, and the speakers pump in the tunes.
Under the hood is the robust dual overhead cam V6 (VG30DE) starts right up and idles quietly. The power plant benefits from a new engine air filter, 12v battery, and an oil and filter service. Power delivery is smooth and pulls strong from a standstill. The transmission engages with ease and shifts smoothly when coming up to speed. Optional snow and sport settings help to make it the perfect daily driver for any situation. The suspension, new height and dampening adjustable aftermarket coilovers make for a slightly firmer ride, keep the car looking good and flat in the twisties. The factory disc brakes easily stop this midsize sedan, and a good amount of grip comes from brand new, 19" all season tires which have been mounted and balanced by one of our trained technicians.
The Y32 platform is a great value right now. How many reliable, decently styled, and low mileage JDM sedans can you find for less than $10K? This versatile, VIP four door ticks all the right boxes, and can be your turn-key JDM classic today.
*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.