1992 Nissan Skyline R32 Coupe
The R32 coupe is a safe bet to appreciate rapidly in the next few years, with heavy demand and dwindling supply in Japan. Quality examples are becoming increasingly challenging to find, and they aren't building new ones. With it's timeless styling, durable drivetrain, and rewarding drive, this 1992 Skyline is a real Japanese classic. This 65K verified mileage Type M is finished with a GT-R style spoiler in a stunning Black Pearl Metallic (732) which is among the most desirable colors, not to mention one of the best looking. The paint shows well for its age, sans the normal wear, chips, and small dings to be expected on a quarter-century old car. That being said, it shows better than most cars of this era. The color was redone at some point in recent years, and because of that, the clear coat has an abundance of luster where you can really appreciate the metallic. It unmolested platform is a blank canvas if you wish to tune it, or can make for an ideal daily driver.
The interior styling is quite subtle, and overall, the condition is very good. Now that's not to say this car is showroom new, as it has accumulated 26 years of routine use. We do have the typical interior wear that many R32's are known for. For instance, there is some wear to the leather steering wheel and e-brake trim, as well as some distortion to the dash around the climate vents and a small crack in the center that is obscured by a cell phone tray. Power folding and adjustable mirrors, power locks, and power windows all operate well. The A/C blows cold allowing those in the cockpit to receive some relief from sweltering temperatures. The digital climate system was somewhat rare in this era, and the screen and controls operate fine. The front and rear seats are nicely bolstered, their gray cloth provides a nice contrast against the darker dash and carpets. They have no major damage to note, sans a small spot on the driver's side bolster, and can handle a long cruise without feeling fatigued. The headliner is in good shape and does not suffer from any sags or distortion. The OEM head unit is currently inoperable, but an update would be wanted anyway because the Japanese radios have little US functionality here in the US. All the gauges function as they should and the illumination is plenty sufficient at night.
The driveline in the big draw to this particular car, its sports car DNA can be boiled down to the important talking points; front-engine, rear-wheel drive, an old fashioned manual transmission. The RB20DET fires right up and idles nearly vibration-free. The two-liter benefits from a new 12V battery to cope with cold winter snaps, and a fresh oil and filter change. With the next maintenance not scheduled for three thousand miles, this car can immediately hit the open road. The 2.0L six-cylinder makes great power in the midrange, and it shifts through all the forward cogs with ease. The five-speed is hitch-free and crisply rows through its gate. The OEM suspension keeps the chassis under control and the steering/braking systems all function well. The silver factory alloy wheels are lightweight and are wrapped four brand new all-season tires, expertly balanced and mounted by one of our trained technicians
Nissan's timeless design never lost its allure. The sleek exterior, zingy turbo engine, and startling reliability make this a stellar turn key Japanese Classic.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.