1993 Nissan Skyline R32 Coupe
Stock Number: 4242
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. Finished in no question one of the most desirable colors; Super White (326). The color is both hard to find and timeless making them incredibly desirable. While the stock lines of the GTS-t are already noticeable, this one has been given the full GTR treatment; aluminum hood, grille, front bumper, lip, side skirts, rear spats, and the more pronounced trunk wing. It appears the car was resprayed the factory color when all of the aero was added as the color doesn't seem to have that miss-match you usually see when adding in aftermarket pieces. Because of that, the paint looks great with hardly any blemishes. The same can be said about the body since there are fewer door dings that we typically would see with a 26 year old car. In keeping with the GTR theme, the wheels have been upgraded as well but to the right ones. 17" R33 GTR wheels look amazing on everything, this car really embodies that philosophy. We do apologize in advance to the new owner as you will have to deal with everyone stopping you to talk about that car.
The interior has been upgraded much the same way the body was. The most notable change up came to the driver's seat. The charcoal gray and plaid adjustable bucket really stands out against the more typical Recaro Confetti's and Bride Brix that most have been replaced with. The seat does have some typical bolster wear from getting in and out and a little sun fading, but overall is in pretty good condition. The passenger seat was replaced with the more common, yet far more supportive, R32 GTR seat. It does show it's age a bit but has been spared of any tears or seam separation. The clunky stock wheel has been replaced by a sportier deep dish. One of the more unique change-ups is the aluminum gauge cluster face. Since the cluster itself wasn't replaced the mileage is still accurate at only 66K miles. The dash does have some of the notorious bubble but is minimal by comparison to most that we see. Otherwise, the dash is free of any cracks or sun damage. The door panels and carpeting are in great shape free of any notable staining. The only issue to note is the C-pillar on the driver's side which is sagging a bit. All of the power features are working as expected; power windows, mirrors, automatic climate control, and even the sunroof which are notorious for going bad.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's renowned workhorse, the RB20DET. This 1993 model, with only 66K 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 M's intake for both a bit of performance and all of the right noises. To help keep the RB fed with cool air a GTR front mount intercooler fills up the large bumper opening properly. Outback is a Blitz Spec Nur catback exhaust which gives this skyline a phenomenal bark. As soon as you turn the key and hear the turbo spooling through the exhaust you know this car means business. The power band is very linear with the six-cylinder and pulls hard up to redline. Power is great but you need to be able to control it so Cusco coilovers replaced the factory struts. The coilovers ride well, however, is naturally a bit stiffer than when it rolled off the showroom. While the brakes do a great job of reeling the sports coupe in. Several maintenance items have been replaced to ensure that the car is safe for its new life here stateside. New inner and outer tie rods, fresh bellow boots, new front upper control arms, a fresh set of rubber, and naturally an oil change has it back up to speed. For those of us that don't want the added upkeep of the RB26 this GTS-t is the best of both worlds. All the right looks with the robust RB20 drive train, all running through a proper 5-speed manual; what more could you ask for?
*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.