1993 Nissan Skyline Auto Coupe
Stock Number: 4238
R32 Skylines are instantly recognizable thanks to its angular creases and timeless proportions. Values have been skyrocketing recently, especially for the two-door models. This 1993 is an extremely clean example and is offered with only 26K verified miles. Finished in Spark Silver Metallic (KL0), the body is in good shape other than a few minor chips and scuffs associated with normal wear and tear. The details matter, and OEM rain guards and factory manuals are included with the purchase, further stressing the originality of this coupe. Up to date on maintenance and sporting one of the cleanest interiors of any Skyline we have sold so far, this R32 is a steal.
Not known for the quality of the materials, or aging gracefully for that matter, the R32s shortcomings largely were related to the interior. Unlike most, the ever-present dash bubble is nonexistent in this car. The interior plastics, which have a tendency to crack and distort are also in above-average condition. The touch surfaces, such as the steering wheel, gear selector, and armrests have little, if any, wear. The gray charcoal seats are well-bolstered and comfortable on long drives. The front buckets don't suffer from thinning material, rips, or stains. The rear bench looks hardly used, as in many of our two-door, and can fit an additional two occupants. The cloth is immaculate and has been well cared for. The headliner and door cards both hold tightly to their mounting surfaces and the power windows, locks, and mirrors are functional. Even the power-folding option still works, and when tight city parking becomes an issue, the mirrors can be folded inwards with a touch of the button. The A/C, heat, and digital climate allow for cockpit comfort despite the season to season temperature extremes many of us face here in the US. The OEM audio system also does its job properly, and sweet tunes fill the cabin when you don't want to listen to the RB.
Under the long, sloping bonnet, Nissan's aforementioned tried and true RB20DET straight-six finds a home. This low displacement, turbocharged, gas powerplant is super low vibration and makes decent horsepower for a daily. With a turn of the key, the 1998cc mill jolts to life. Benefitting from a fresh oil and filter service, this engine doesn't require a service for another three thousand miles. Acceleration feels faster than a five-speed model, and the automatic transmission operates perfectly. Shifts occur smoothly, and despite its age, there is little slack in the drivetrain. Sending all of the power rearward, the R32 handles as well as it accelerates. The OEM suspension is solid and buffets from large and small road imperfections as good as many newer vehicles. Handling is very linear and predictable, and the pilot feels in control at all times. Of note, upon our road test, this particular car had virtually no squeaks and rattles which is an uncommon thing in relation to most 30-year-old cars. The brakes do a really nice job slowing the Skyline down; the pedal feel is firm and the front brakes feature new pads and discs.
As a daily driver or weekend steed, this unmodified Type M is fantastic. With its low verified miles, sharp styling, and incredible condition, it's hard to deny this one is a 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 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.