1993 Nissan Skyline Crystal White GTS-T
We just got in this great 1993 Skyline finished in one of the hardest colors to track down, Crystal White (326). This one has been kept pretty much all stock which makes it an ideal blank slate. The exterior has been kept all stock with the full factory Type M Aero. This combination certainly makes for one of the best looking factory Skyline's out there. The paint shows excellently for it's age, free of any notable blemishes in the clear or on the bumpers. The same can be said about the body with only a few door dings, which is to be expected. The rear and side glass has been tinted however it is starting to get a little bubbly on the back glass. Otherwise there's really not much I can fault on this one. Even the original wheels have held up pretty well, however if someone wanted to replace them there's no shortage of options out there. The 5x114.3 bolt pattern is a pretty common size, so you could easily set this car apart with some minor tweaks like that.
To no surprise, the interior is just as clean as the exterior. The driver side seat has a few marks on the seat bottom but has been spared any major stains or tears. Even the bolster was spared from the typical wear we see from getting in and out. The passenger and rear seats are in excellent condition. The steering wheel has been upgraded to a flat bottom, leather wrapped, Nardi which looks right at home. The radio has also been updated with a Kenwood M909 and D909 processor combination that is still functional. The radio function itself is limited, but you could use a bluetooth transmitter to stream music if you want to keep the nostalgic vibe. The ever common dash bubble is present, but it's relatively minor. The driver side door fabric is beginning to pucker a little, which is also pretty common in R32's. Something like that could easily be corrected by an upholstery shop. The rest of the interior is in exceptional shape free of any notable stains or rips. The power windows and door locks are operating as they should. The same goes for the automatic climate control and it's cold A/C.
Mechanically speaking the RB20DET is a phenomenal motor. The turbo two liter fires right up and idles quietly through the stock exhaust. That's easily something that could be rectified though as there's no shortage of bolt on's for the R32 available stateside. The power delivery is very linear as the turbo spools which makes it a blast around town. The 5 speed shifts smoothly and the clutch is very forgiving which is great when you're first acclimating to a right hand drive car. The factory suspension offers a great ride without sacrificing performance. It's quick to absorb highway bumps yet doesn't feel soft or spongy when you throw it into a turn. The gauge cluster on this one, like many, has been replaced however the mileage was documented and verified. The cluster was replaced back in 1995 at 22,605km and since then another 118km have been added. In US miles that has us sitting at right around 132K. Based on the overall condition and how well it's been maintained it seems safe to say that this was largely used as a highway commuter. All around these make excellent driver's cars between the power delivery, well sorted suspension, and all around practical size. What more could you ask for in a proper sports car?
*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.