1992 Nissan R32 Coupe
Stock Number: 4364
The early '90s are synonymous with Nissan's heyday and the R32 was perhaps there most iconic creation of the period. Marketed as a near-luxury sports coupe, this 1992 features rear-drive, a manual transmission, and Nissans silky RB20DET turbocharged inline-six. Offered with a mere 60K verified miles, the body is in good shape and is finished in the original Gun Gray Metallic (KH2.) Other than the normal dings and scuffs associated with normal use, the body is in good shape and features a GT-R style front bumper and N1 side skirts. Packing a few performance-enhancing aftermarket goodies, this R32 is fresh off recent maintenance and ready to roll!
The cockpit design featured on the R32 is simple and straightforward. Perhaps the model's most obvious shortcoming was the quality of the interior materials Nissan chose to use. There are some common wear items that we do wish to note, but as a whole, the interior is in good shape. As far as accommodations go, power locks, mirrors, and windows are all standard. Projection headlamps improve visibility at night time compared to most models designed during the era, and skinny A-pillars are easy to see around when piloting the Skyline. The seats, which are upholstered in a light gray, are still soft to the touch and comfortable for long trips. The front and rear bench don't show any major blemishes to note such as rips, stains or tears. The carpets and headliner are in good nick, although the driver's door card does have some slight delamination. The normal dash bubble is hardly present in the coupe, and a factory sunroof tilts for a bit more light and ventilation. The OEM stereo powers the door speakers, but isn't terribly functional at this point. Also, there is some leather wear on the steering wheel and shifter, broken hinge in the center console door, and the passenger kick panel is missing. On the positive side, the digital climate system works, and this Skyline is equipped with two cup holders which is quite rare in Japan.
The chassis of the R32 is well balanced, and a pleasure to drive. Utilizing a new 12V battery, and fresh off an oil and filter service, the RB fires up quickly and settles into a baritone idle. The burbly Fujitsubo backbox and M's intake make the aural experience so much better inside and outside the car. Acceleration is brisk as power is sent to the rear wheels through a close-ratio 5-speed transmission. The gearbox shifts through all five gears without a hitch or grind and the clutch isn't overly aggressive if you used this car as a daily option. New serpentine belts have been installed as the last set was starting to crack. Aftermarket struts and springs reduce the fender gap and cut down on body roll. Additional rigidity is added from a front strut tower brace, and grip comes from four freshly mounted and balanced all-season tires. The steering and brakes feel confident, and make maneuverability and city driving a snap.
A savvy investment you can daily drive and enjoy, the Skyline earns high praise for its looks and performance. Offered as a turn-key vehicle, with a paper trail documenting its legal import and mileage verification, this type M is a certain Japanese Classic.
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