1992 Nissan Y32 Gloria Ultima

Sold: $9,995

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Stock Number: 4377

Ideally, a JDM luxury sedan is stylish, smooth, and reliable. This 1992 Gloria satisfies the aforementioned criteria and boasts only 37K verified miles. Finished in a stately Super Black (KH3), the body is in good shape other than some minor scuffs and dings associated with normal use. Featuring subtle upgrades such as OEM rain guards and some classics multispoke alloys, the elegant proportions, and interior amenities exude class.

The Y32 was sold as an executive class sedan; this style of a luxury car is understated, affordable, and chocked full of creature comforts. The cabin has room for five, but the front two passengers are surrounded by a number of appointments that were quite rare at the time. The gray upholstery is still in decent shape in both rows and isn't suffering from any major rips, stains, or tears. The front buckets are powered and can be set to fit any size driver or passenger. The control and switchgear are easy to use, and the gauge cluster in digital with some neat backlighting. The climate control system is completely digital and it works properly. A touchscreen Sanyo head unit has replaced the factory unit and it properly powers the speakers. It also has minidisc and CD capabilities, which were more commonplace back in the day. A cardholder bin located to the right of the steering column pops open to deliver a little extra storage but also hides the mirror controls. The mirrors feature a power fold and are also accompanied by power windows and locks. The aforementioned column does tilt and telescope to make the driving experience more accommodating. Rear legroom is decent and long journeys can be had in comfort. The headliner and door cards are upholstered well enough and are clean. An electric shade assembly can be powered open and closed to obscure prying eyes from the view of the cabin through the rear window. The old owners also kept the OEM plush carpet mats installed so the gray-colored carpets have been kept in above average shape. The armrest on the driver's side has some accelerated wear, but this is common on the model. The dash isn't perfect either, as there is a light distortion by the analog clock, but on the bright side is neither cracked or discolored. For those who love the little details, a spare key and some Japanese service records are included for added authenticity.

Under the long bonnet is a longitudinally-mounted three-liter V6. Fresh off a recent service, there is no scheduled maintenance required for another three-thousand miles. Powering the rear wheels this VG30DET is compact, yet refined. Mated to an automatic transmission, the car has wonderful driving characteristics on the freeway and around the city. Acceleration is more than adequate, and the long-wheelbase makes the platform seem sturdy and controlled. The suspension handles all the potholes and road imperfections you can throw at it, and the brakes and power steering feel reassuringly confident. ERGLANZ mesh 15" alloys complete the mechanical overview.

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint 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.

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