1993 Nissan Skyline R32 60th Anniversary
Available for: $17,495
Stock Number: 4352
The Nissan Skyline race-bred lineage leads back over six decades, and up to 1993, the R32 was the culmination of sixty years of sports car design. Featuring a stout driveline, capable handling, great build quality, and timeless looks, this generation of Skyline is perhaps the most iconic. While fundamentally the same as the regular GTS-t the 60th did sport a few subtle changes. The full Type M aero was accented with the honey comb grill inserts behind the fog lights for a cleaner look. The rear wing was slightly revised to sit a little bit lower than the standard M's giving a sleeker profile. Finished in no question one of the most recognizable colors; Gun Gray Metallic (KH2). It only seems fitting that this 60th Anniversary Type-M would be finished in the trademark deep gray hue. The finish on it looks great barring a few typical stone chips and routine little blemishes in the clear. The body sits in the same condition with only a few typical door dings from its 73K verified miles spent in Japan. It's becoming increasingly challenging to find cars that haven't been modified to some extent, this all OEM example proves that some good things should be left alone.
The interior has been kept all stock, just as the body was. The real treat is the factory leather interior which is a particularly rare option. The gray leather has held up rather well over the years and gives the interior a particularly interesting look. In general, the seats have held up quite well over the years. The driver's side does have some typical cracking, there is a split on the seat base and along a seam to be noted. The passenger and rear seats, on the other hand, have been kept blemish-free. The rest of the untouched interior has well cared for, only showing general signs of wear to high use items like the steering wheel. The dash only has a small area of the typical bubble over by the glove box and is otherwise uncracked or faded. The C-pillars are notorious for having the glue let go over the years and allow the vinyl to peel. Luckily its nothing structurally concerning so a good upholstery shop can simply re-spray them. The headliner is taught and devoid of any burn holes and major scuffs. The power windows and locks function as they should, and the heat and A/C perform their functions properly. The OEM radio is still present and powers the factory speakers, which is surprising since most have blown out over the years.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's fabled RB20DET. The untouched engine bay is refreshing to find as most have been modified in some form over its lifetime. With the quick twist of the key the RB fires right up and settles into a nearly vibration-free idle. Power comes on quickly as the turbo spools and pulls heartily to redline. The 5-speed shifts easily without any hitch or grinds making it a blast to row through the gears. Power is evenly transferred to the rear wheels thanks to the viscous LSD. As with all of our vehicles it has been thoroughly inspected and serviced by our trained technicians. In order to ensure many more years of fun the timing belt and water pumper were just replaced. Aside from key items like that, several routine items like an oil change, HICAS arms, front inner tie rod, serpentine belts, thermostat, as well as fixing the fuel gauge. The stock suspension does a great job of settling down the coupe and keeping you firmly planted when you pitch it into the twisties. This R32 is particularly accessible, with an inexpensive market entry price, and a stout drivetrain. As a daily driver, this subtle and unique Skyline is a true, turn-key, Japanese Classic that can finally put in your actual garage, not just Grand Tourismo.
*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.