1993 Nissan Skyline GTS-t Sedan
Available for: $12,995
Stock Number: 4302
The R32 Skyline sedan does just about everything well. The convenient four-door layout, peppy turbocharged 2.0L straight-six, and RWD platform provided the Japanese domestic market with a more efficient and reliable alternative to German rivals such as the 3 series. At the end of the day, not everyone likes the design of the coupe, which is why we constantly get requests for sedans. Not to mention the fact that not everyone has the luxury of living the two-door lifestyle, so sometimes a sedan makes simply makes more sense for your day to day life. The sedan offers all of the drive of the coupe yet space for more than just a copilot. Our latest '93 has been well preserved and accentuates why we love these so much. The Spark Silver Metallic (KL0) paint looks particularly well over the stock Type-M aero. The paint is in above average condition with only a few typical little clear coat scratches. The bodywork looks the same with only our typical door ding or two to report.
Much like the exterior, the interior has been kept all original. The interior is in better shape than cars half it's age, and much nicer than most Skylines you'll come across. While the original steering wheel does show some wear it is still stock which is hard-pressed to find these days. It even still sports the original shift knob which is usually one of the first things to be replaced. The seats, front and rear, are in excellent condition and have been well taken care of. The bolstering is premium, and this car is an ideal candidate for those with a long work commute. The door panels are in fantastic condition with virtually no wear considering its age. The only spot to note is one the driver's side door pull which has been trimmed down some from its routine use. The most impressive thing to note is the dreaded R32 dash bubble. While there is a small hint of its beginning, this one is tenfolds better than what we normally see. Naturally, these had all the powered accessories of the time; power mirrors, windows, door locks, and digital climate control. All of these creature comforts help to elevate the very purpose-driven interior.
The engine bay is happily filled with the iconic RB20DET. The driveline is likely the reason an enthusiast would consider this particular car. In Japan, a large percentage of Skyline sedans are equipped with automatic gearboxes. While they are fun to drive, nothing replaces the feeling of rowing your own gears. The engine bay has been left largely untouched which inspires confidence that it's lived an easier life than it's raced out counterparts. And with only 110K miles we're really only just getting started. The only deviation from the factory is an HKS intake which does make all the fun noises when you in and out of boost. Of course, our techs have gone over it, to begin with, to make sure you won't need to go down that route anytime soon. The vehicle effortlessly accelerated up to speed. The manual rows through all the gears without a hesitation or a hitch. Factory suspension provides plenty of ground clearance to help with your day to day life. The brakes do a quality job of slowing the well-balanced R32 down to manageable speeds, and the steering is equally communicative. After we put a new set of tires on, replaced the plugs and fuel filter, along with our typical oil change we have everything back in proper shape. Packaging a punchy turbo-six and a proper manual gearbox with clean, iconic styling, the R32 generation of cars is appreciating in value for a reason. Finding a sedan with the magic third pedal is a true rarity nowadays, let alone something boosted from the factory. Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too?
*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.