1992 Nissan Skyline 32 Coupe
In 1989 the now legendary R32 Skyline was introduced, and even 30 years later it's still a benchmark of the Nissan brand. The styling of these has aged gracefully as they still turn heads every where they go. Our '92 Type-M is no exception, finished in one of Nissan's most iconic colors Gun Gray Metallic (KH2) makes it a real standout. The Full Type-M aero gives it a distinctively more aggressive tone over your stock R32. For it's age the paint shows particularly well with only a few casual blemishes from being driven over the years. With the clear coat remaining free of any peeling or excessive wear.The same can be said about the body as there are a couple very minor door dings, but no major dents or dings to report. Far above what you would expect a 27 year old car to look like. While the body has been kept all stock, we do have one upgrade over factory which comes by way of white '16 Advan AVS Model 6's. The wheels keep with the sporty lines of the body while definitely making themselves more pronounced than the stock ones did.
The interior tells the same story as the bodywork does. The gray cloth shows exceptionally well, devoid of any 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. We do have a few minor upgrades over the stock setup. A Momo Corse 3 spoke wheel stands in for the original along with a Nismo shift knob. The radio has also been upgraded to a newer Kenwood unit with USB and Aux inputs which means you can still have music despite the frequency difference between the two continents. Barring these items, the interior has been left completely stock, just as Nissan would have liked it. All of the powered accessories are functioning properly which include the power windows, mirrors, and locks locks. The R32 came factory equipped with an automatic climate control which is also functioning as expected. Unfortunately, like every R32, this one does have the typical dash bubble
The RB20DET engine is an excellent and reliable power plant with proven results. The engine bay has been left largely untouched which is surprising in this day and age. It has had a little bit of help by means of a M's intake and in the exhaust department. Since the stock system is rather restrictive and kills all of the signature sound of the I-6 a Fujitsubo cat back opens things up without being overbearing. Coming in with only 93K verified miles this tried and true workhorse is only just getting broken in. With its abundance of parts availability and power potential this motor has been a pillar in Nissan's lineup over the years. A set of Cusco coilovers provide some adjust-ability when it comes to ride height and cornering stability. While an aftermarket addition these ride very similar to stock, so longer road trips aren't going to beat you to death. IBA strut tower braces front and rear also help to keep the chassis flex at a minimum. As for the actual drive the RB starts up quickly and does not smoke. The idle is smooth and boost comes on strong, guaranteed to put a smile on your face when you lay into the accelerator. Shifts through the 5 speed transmission are crisp with no clutch slippage or grinds as it sends power to the rear wheels without hesitation. In it's time with us we've addressed the routine service items to ensure that it's turn key for it's next owner. A new gas tank, along with fuel filter and plugs prevent any hesitation under load. Four new tires help to put the power to the ground. Whether looking for your next project build or a daily driver you really can't go wrong with the R32. Between it's iconic styling, power potential, and overall exceptional drive this car really can do it all!
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