1992 R32 Nissan Skyline GTS-T
The timeless R32 Skyline set the standard for the new era of Nissan, and set the stage for the Japanese performance wars of the 1990's. This '92 series two Type-M is a great example of how Nissan managed to design a modern sports car suited to tackle the rigors of daily driving.
The Skyline coupes angular yet balanced proportions define the Japanese muscle car era. The distinctive, full Type-M aero with it's aggressive front end, side skirts, rear spats, and wing give it the trademark look. Finished in one of the most popular colors, Gun Gray Metallic (KH2), the paint is lacking any major scrapes or dings. The clearcoat is not perfect, like most 26 year old paint it could benefit from a good paint correction. The trunk also has a couple of minor scuffs, roughly the size of your pinkie nail. Behind the glass projection lenses of the headlamps sits the hardworking RB20DET. This stalwart engine comes to life with jolt. It's six cylinder is perfectly smooth, and it runs through the powerband with ease. At only 62K verified miles, the little RB is just getting broken in. The transmission, a four-speed automatic, mates nicely to the torque profile of the two liter. The turbo builds boost quickly, shoving the tachometers needle ever closer to reline. In the event your a driving in the city, the automatic transmission does a great job at reducing the turbo lag associated with small displacement configurations. For this reason, daily driving with this engine/trans combination is very desirable. While some love the Skyline for its famous drive train, an equal number love the car for its handling. The 32's capable chassis does a great job at soaking up bumps, and the suspension is more than compliant. And although it can eat up some curves, it can also stop assuredly as our trained technicians have just put on a new set of front brakes.
The cockpit is perhaps the nicest we have seen in a while. The prior owner took great care of the seats, headliner, and interior plastics. Even the seat bolsters, a common wear area, are in excellent shape. The leather around the steering wheel is unworn which traditionally is one of the first places to suffer from wear over the years. The rest of the interior has been spared from any notable rips, tears or stains. It looks as if the the rear seats have hardly been used. The a/c blows cold, and the heat roars to life in the dead of winter. The interior illumination is decent at night, using cool blues and soft green hues from the digital climate and radio controls.
Due to the desirability and cult status of the Skyline, most examples have been modified and driven spiritedly. However this particular one has been left alone, completely stock and unmolested which is a hard claim to make these days. The automatic R32 is the ideal daily driver with it's superior power delivery, adjustable controls, and overall ease of use you really can't beat it!
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