1993 Nissan Skyline 60th
The manual transmission R32 coupe market is a hot segment, with heavy demand and dwindling supply. With quality examples getting harder to find by the day, and they aren't exactly building any more. With it's legendary styling, durable drivetrain, and rewarding drive, this 1993 60th Anniversary edition Skyline is real Japanese classic. This particular vehicle is finished in Black Pearl Metallic (732) which is no doubt among the most desirable colors, not to mention one of the best looking. The paint shows well for it's 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 has been retrofitted with the iconic GTR style bumper which dramatically changes the look of the front end. Largely unmodified, this coupe would be an ideal option to daily drive or use as a blank canvas to modify.
The interior styling is quite subtle, and overall, the condition is very good. Now thats not to say this car is immaculate, as it has accumulated 26 years of routine use. The plastic trim adjacent to the rear passenger side seat has a small crack, as well as the steering wheel and dash having the typical leather wear and bubble respectively. More importantly, the functionality of the components within the cabin are on par. Power folding/adjustable mirrors, power locks, and power windows all operate well. The A/C blows cold and benefits from a new blend door, which ensures safety features like the defrost operate and those in the cockpit receive some relief from sweltering temperatures. The digital climate system was somewhat rare in this era, and the screen and controls operate fine. The special 60th Anniversary seats are well bolstered, their blue cloth provides a nice contrast against the gray dash and carpets. They have no major damage to note, and can handle a long cruise without feeling fatigued. The headliner is in good shape, and does not suffer from any sags or distortion. Mostly stock, a short throw shifter and low profile metal gear knob complete the interior appointments.
The driveline in this particular coupe is what everyone looks for; front engine, rear wheel drive, an old fashioned manual transmission. The RB20DET fires right up, and idles nearly vibration free. The cluster reads 14K KM, however the mileage could not be verified before leaving Japan so actual mileage is unknown. That being said, this 1993 seems to have well been well cared for. A new air filter helps with more power, and a fresh oil service ensures no future maintenance is needed for another 5000 kms. 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 it's gate. The suspension keeps the chassis under control and the steering/braking systems all function well. A Blitz Nur Spec polished exhaust gives a deep growl, and the car gets up to highway speeds without droning. The factory alloy wheels are light weight and feature four brand new 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 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.