1992 R32 GTS-t Nissan Skyline
Stock Number: 4086
JDM imports are now becoming some of the most sought after collectible cars around the globe. Models like this '92 R32 GTS-t are getting difficult to find, and Nissan isn't exactly building any new ones. Finished in a classic Black Pearl Metallic (732), the body is in good shape other than some minor dings, and scuffs associated with normal use. This factory Type-M coupe is equipped with a peppy RB20DET, manual transmission, and benefits from a slate of recent maintenance making it a great option for someone who wants a turn-key vehicle. Legally imported and fully documented coupe is offered with a mere 102K verified miles and is a certified Japanese Classic.
The cockpit was never known for its durability or quality, but this one has held up fine over the years. It has a few performance upgrades including a red Recaro adjustable driver bucket and a Momo race steering wheel. There are a few power options including functional power-folding mirrors, and electric windows, and door locks. The OEM sunroof has been disabled and sealed to prevent water intrusion, however, the natural light makes the cabin feel larger. There are seating accommodations for four, and the gray cloth seating is in good nick, and still soft to the touch. The aftermarket seat does have some light staining but beyond that, the upholstery doesn't have any major imperfections to note. The carpets are in good shape, and the headliner is taught to the roof. The door cards are also upholstered properly. The dash does have a small bubble, and there is no audio, but the digital climate is working at the moment. A new recharge of the A/C helps to keep the summer heat in check, but it is still a 30-year-old system, so caveat emptor. The glove box and center console have some additional storage if needed, and the cabin is comfortable enough to handle the rigors of daily driving.
Nissan wasn't reinventing the wheel when it came to the R32's mechanicals, instead, relying on a tried and true formula to build this classic sports car. Beginning with a silky, turbocharged six-cylinder under the bonnet, the RB20DET sends power rearward through a five-speed manual transmission. Fresh off an oil and filter service, the powerplant also has received a new fuel pump, fuel filter, and a fresh set of plugs. She turns over effortlessly thanks to a new 12V battery and sets into a near vibration-free idle. The gearbox doesn't have any grinds or hitches while changing gear, and the ratios are great for daily driving. The short ram intake with a new filter element and FGK exhaust improve breathing and make all the right sounds when the throttle is depressed, and the 2.0L is punchy without a doubt. The OEM suspension was switched out in Japan for some adjustable Aragosta coilovers. Although they are noisy in the rear, they reduce body roll significantly and the coupe sticks to the tarmac in the twisties. A new HICAS arm freshens the suspension and an alignment has been performed to ensure she tracks straight. The brakes feel confident and steering is power-assisted, but as the pump isn't new, means it's on the heavier side. The silver alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber, which should safely last for many thousands of miles to come.
As prices skyrocket in Japan, getting ahead of the curve is getting more important than ever. As a manual, turbo coupe, this one ticks all the right boxes. You won't want to miss out on this iconic Skyline, as it drives well, is easy to own, and puts a smile on your face every time you take it out for a cruise.
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