1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-T
Due to being perhaps Japan's signature vehicle of era; the R32 coupe market is exploding right now, with clean examples getting harder to find by the day. With it's legendary styling, durable drive train, and rewarding drive, this a real Japanese classic. This example sports full Type-M Aero, which has a very subtle look, and hints that this Skyline was not the stripped down trim version. This particular vehicle is finished in Gun Gray Metallic (KH2), which is among the most desirable colors, not to mention one of the best looking. The paint shows well for it's age, sans some imperfections on the passenger side lower front fascia and passenger side skirt, and while not perfect, 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, and the metallic can be appreciated. The body itself is very straight and has been kept up well, free of any notable dents or dings.
The interior has been left mostly unchanged from the factory giving a very authentic feel. The seats have been kept up well, free of any tears or notable stains, barring the ever common drivers side bolster tear. The cockpit is driver oriented, and the ergonomics are great in this model. The controls are all at hand, and clearly labeled. The shifter trim does have some wear from use, but overall the interior is quite nice. The factory power accessories are working as they should; the windows, power mirrors with the folding function, and power locks are functional. The automatic climate control is functioning, and the A/C keeps interior temps down in the summer. The dark privacy tint does its part as well to further reduce interior temps, and makes the 32 appeal a bit more upscale. The dash condition is good, and it does have the routine bubble, but is uncracked and otherwise fine. The carpets and door cards have been well kept up well, and the rear seats haven't been used that much. The headliner is free of any stains or sags, and the interior plastics show little signs of accelerated wear. Lastly, an updated Kenwood headunit pipes the tunes through the factory speakers.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's renowned workhorse, the RB20DET. This 1993 model, with only 131K verified miles, is only just getting broken in. The turbocharged two liter jolts to life when you turn the key. The straight six is smooth and benefits from a new air filter, aiding fuel economy and performance. The largely untouched engine bay is refreshing to find as most have been modified in some form over its lifetime. It has been fitted with a Cusco strut tower brace, and a HKS Super Dragger 3" exhaust to complete the list of light performance adders. Power comes on quickly as the turbo spools and pulls heartily to redline, with a nice mellow tone emitting from the rear. The 5 speed shifts easily making it a blast to row through the gears. Power is sent rearward with immediacy, and the vehicles accelerates with a broad, linear, power curve. The suspension is better handling than most newer cars, and handles road imperfections and low clearances without an issue. Rolling stock are the OEM alloys, fitted with four brand new tires, mounted and balanced by one of our trained techs. An oil service has been recently performed by one of our trained technicians prior to sale, and a Virginia State Safety Inspection ensures the car is ready to withstand the rigors of daily driving. The brakes are quick to respond, and slow this coupe down in a jiffy. Overall, it's a perfect candidate to be daily driven.
Whether you're looking for a new project to modify or simply a turn key JDM option, you can't go wrong with this GTS-t! This 1993 coupe is a great platform to tune or daily drive, with an abundance of parts availability and room to wrench under the hood if that's your thing. Squint hard enough and it is often mistaken for big brother Godzilla, but at fraction of the price and with a lower cost of ownership.
*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.