1992 Nissan GTST Type M Series 2 R32
Stock Number: 4701
The early '90s are synonymous with Nissan's heyday and the R32 was perhaps their most iconic creation of the period. Marketed as a near-luxury sports coupe, this 1992 features rear-drive, a manual transmission, and Nissan's silky RB20DET turbocharged inline-six. Offered with a mere 121K verified miles, the body is in good shape and is finished in hands down one of the most desirable color options Super White (326). Super white is a classic choice for these since it looks amazing from every angle. The paint looks great with no real blemishes to note, and the body itself is in the same shape. As with any 28-year-old vehicle there are always going to be a few little door dings or stone chips, but nothing of real concern. Since these really don't need much help to look good our latest one has been kept largely all stock from the exterior standpoint. The stock GTS-t wing has been replaced with the more aggressive GTR style one which really nails the look of the back end. While the stock wheels are fine, they can't hold a candle to a classic like the gold 17" BBS LMs wrapped in fresh rubber. Aside from their reputation of being a fantastic wheel manufacturer, their designs look good on literally everything. Since the stock suspension does make these look a bit tall Tein was called upon to rectify that issue. The ride height has been dropped down a bit but not far enough to impact day to day life.
The interior has been left mostly unchanged from the factory giving a very authentic feel. The gray cloth shows exceptionally well, devoid of any serious rips or stains. The driver's side bolster has even survived the years without suffering the common crinkling or tears from getting in and out that we see so frequently. Both the passenger and rear seats are in similar, if not better, shape along with the carpets and headliner. The cockpit is driver-oriented, and the ergonomics are great in this model. The controls are all readily at hand and clearly labeled that way you're not fumbling around while driving. There have been a few simple upgrades to keep better tabs on vitals. Auto Gauge oil temp, the water temp along with a Blitz boost gauge. The oil pressure gauge is not currently hooked up but is getting power, so it's probably just missing the sensor. The Momo wheel was wrapped for extra comfort and looks right at home next to the Nismo shift knob. While Nissan isn't known for its interiors this one has held up right well over the years. The dash for instance only has a slight hint of the common dash bubble that seems to plague most all R32s these days. The same goes for the trim around the C-pillar which is beginning to delaminate some which you can see in the background of the photos. You do have all the common power accessories of the time like your one-touch driver's window, power-folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. The A/C is currently inop but luckily since the weather is taking a turn for the cold it's not going to be an issue for some time. The radio has been replaced with a newer Alpine unit which does work as well as it can here stateside since the Japanese use a different bandwidth than we do here. Of course, you can always swap it out for something that has all of the newer features like Bluetooth and Carplay.
The engine bay looks great filled with the iconic RB20DET. The engine bay has been left generally stock, which inspires a bit of confidence that it's lived an easier life than it's raced out counterparts. The mechanical side of these R32 models are uncomplicated and well designed. There is a reason so many of these GTS-t cars are still on the road today, and it's because Nissan built them to last. The HKS intake helps the turbo breathe a bit easier, along with supplying all the noises that you want from a turbo car. The stock exhaust is surprisingly quiet which is a nice perk for those longer highway cruises. The Teins ride well considering how much more aggressive they are over the stock suspension but not to the point where it'll beat you to death over every little bump. The idle is nice and smooth, and acceleration is strong under boost. The 2.0L mill provides plenty of mid-range power to get the coupe up to highway speeds in a hurry. The 5-speed manual transmission shifts well and has no issues with sending the power outback. To help tighten up the suspension a bit further Cusco strut tower braces front and rear. A car like this in such awesome condition is going to make someone very happy for years to come. Whether you're looking for a new daily driver, track car, or show build, you really can't go wrong with an R32. There's a reason why the Skyline has stood the test of time, now it's your turn to find out first hand why!
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