1992 Nissan Skyline R32 Slicktop
Pending Sale: $17,495
Stock Number: 4482
In 1989 the now legendary R32 Skyline was introduced, and even 31 years later it's still a benchmark of the Nissan brand. The styling of these has aged gracefully as they still turn heads everywhere they go. Being that this particular '92 is a Type-M it would have been fitted with more aggressive bodywork out of the gate. Since the factory aero was a bit tame it was ditched in favor of a more aggressive set up all around. A full Origin Labo style kit was installed back in Japan and gives the car a much lower profile. Being finished in the ever-popular Super White (326) is only the cherry on top since it lets all the little detail really pop like those signature taillights. The clear coat is free of any peeling or excessive wear and matches well with the aftermarket FRP aero. The body matches just as well with only a few routine, door dings from being driven over the years.
The interior is in just as great shape as the body, if not better than usual. Now that's not to say there aren't some minor imperfections, but overall the interior looks fantastic. Things like the ever common dash bubble or cracks have been spared with this one which is a real rarity these days. The driver's side bolster does have a little wear on it, but nothing particularly concerning like tears or seam separations. Both front seats really look great and have been spared from routine things like stains or sun fading. The same can be said about the door cards, carpets, etc. Per usual the back seats look as if they've hardly been used for anything more than a little extra storage in the cabin. It does sport a few aftermarket pieces like the Sparco Silverstone steering wheel and Nismo style shift knob. The aftermarket head unit was simply thrown in so there wasn't a void in the dash but it does appear all the wiring is present for a US replacement. All of the power accessories are functioning as expected; power windows, locks, and folding mirrors along with the automatic climate control. One-piece to note is that the A/C compressor itself appears to be shorting out. While some have opted to have them rebuilt many simply don't worry about it since they'd rather have the windows down listening to the RB instead.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's renowned workhorse, the RB20DET. With only 104K verified miles this car is just getting broken in. The idle is nice and smooth, and acceleration is strong under boost. While kept largely stock it does have the two key upgrades that all RBs need and that's an intake and exhaust. In stock trim, the 2 liter is particularly quite which really doesn't do the car any justice. Both of these were replaced with quality parts as the intake is from APEX'i and the high flow catback is from Kakimoto. Both of which makes all the right noises to take the driving experience up a notch. The Kakimoto sounds killer at idle and only gets better as you get into the rev range. The suspension has also had an overhaul compliment of Cusco coilovers and a matching strut tower brace. The coilovers also help to get the ride height down while giving a more confident ride when things get twisty. The 5-speed manual transmission shifts well and has no issues with sending the power outback. Mechanically the car came to us in great shape and we went ahead and took care of quite a few routine service items to ensure its good for years to come. Fresh rubber on all four corners and new pads and rotors make sure you can haul this thing down from speed without any concerns. We also replaced the front upper control arms along with the front right bellow boot. We also put in new HICAS arms, plugs, and fuel filter along with its routine oil change. 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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