1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-4 Sedan
The vast majority of vehicles we bring through here are RWD since that's generally where we have the most demand. However not all of us have the luxury of eternal sunshine like a Texas or Florida and would like the option to use their vehicles year round. Cue the GTS-4, the same fabled RB20 drivetrain just sending power through all 4 wheels. Under most circumstances you'd never know the difference between the GTS-T and the 4 since the AWD system is largely rear wheel biased. Once traction becomes a premium 50% of the power can be sent to the front wheels. Finished in Nissan's classic Spark Silver Metallic (KL0) gives this sedan it's classic look. The OEM aero has been accentuated by the GTR grille and N1 style duckbill. While a subtle change it makes a resounding impact in someone's rear view mirror. The paint shows particularly well for it's age, largely blemish free. As with any car of this age it does have some routine stone chips and things of that nature, however nothing out of the ordinary. The body has been kept up equally well with only a few little door dings. With the N1 duckbill you can see some rippling in it from where it was bolted down, however is free of any cracks or chips in the paint.
The interior also remains almost completely unmodified and is even sporting the rare optional air bag steering wheel. The previous owner did have a different radio in that was removed prior to shipping based on the empty space and the fact the climate control was moved below where the factory radio would sit. While the rest of the interior looks all OEM there are a few other subtle changes. The lighting of the gauge cluster has been swapped out with a cleaner LED setup for nighttime viewing. A short throw shifter also replaces the factory unit and is considerably more precise than the stock unit. Barring the few quality upgrades the rest of the interior has been left all stock. All of the factory power accessories are working as they should; the windows, power mirrors with the folding function, and the automatic climate control. The A/C is blowing rather cold, however we will note that the windows are a little slow to wind back up. The driver's seat has been kept in great shape which is becoming increasingly hard to find. There's a touch of bolster wear, but nothing of concern. The passenger and rear seats are in exceptional shape, per usual, free of any stains or tears. The carpets and door cars sing the same song and look great. The dash does have the traditional R32 bubble, and there is also a roughly 2" separation at the top of it.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's fantastic RB20DET. This 1993, with only 117K verified miles, is only just getting broken in. The turbocharged two liter jolts to life when you turn the key and has a more throaty tone thanks to the Fujitsubo catback exhaust. The burble is subtle compared to many exhaust that come through here, but certainly helps bring to life the turbo 6 cylinder. Otherwise under the sticker bombed hood has been kept all original. It's quite rare for us to find stickers in cars, so this one is a fun change of pace. There is a factory optional IBA strut tower brace and a Cusco brake boost brace to help keep everything in check. Since touching down with us we've mechanically gone over the vehicle and brought it back up to daily driver status. We've replaced the front right axle due to a torn boot and the left rear HICAS arm due to play to ensure that the car is in tip top shape for it's next owner. With everything up to par the GTS-4 is driving like a dream. The crisp 5 speed is a blast to row through. Factory suspension is compliant, and it takes on speed bumps and pot holes confidently. For someone after a proper year round sports saloon then look no further, the GTS-4 has your back.
*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.