1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-T
Available for: $24,495
It's a bit of a letdown that Nissan didn't release the R32 Skyline models here stateside. Since they became legal seven years ago demand has soared, and Nissan isn't exactly building any more of these things! Originally produced in Black, this example has been swapped over to (TV2) Bayside Blue at some point in its life. They wanted to note that the passenger side rear quarter had a sizable dent that has been improved upon, and the left door has been replaced. The color is striking, and the body looks good aside from some minor dings and scratches associated with normal use. The 17x7 alloys and optional side skirts and front bumper complete the aesthetic, and match this car's sporty demeanor. Fun, collectible, and unique, this rear-drive manual transmission two-door is a wonderful all-around vehicle and prized by enthusiasts. Recently serviced and legally imported this sporty R32 is a certified Japanese Classic you won't want to miss, and is offered with a mere 96k documented and verified miles on the chassis!
The cabin is simple and well equipped. There are a few minor changes from its original design that can be found in the form of performance and cosmetic upgrades. Nissan's analog gauges are easy to read and all work as they should. A MOMO steering wheel has replaced the OEM unit, and a Trust shift knob was added for a better look and feel. The driver has an adjustable steering column so that they can get comfortable behind the wheel. Power folding mirrors, electric locks, and windows are all standard. With the exception of the passenger mirror adjustment, they work as they should. The dash is in good shape although it has some slight bubbling on the passenger side, which is common to this model. The seats are reclinable buckets that lack any major rips stains or tears. They were dyed from red to black at some point but and were done quickly, so you can see some of the old upholstery color. They are bolstered for comfort and are comfortable on longer cruises. The rear seats lack any major imperfections and have withstood the past twenty-five years of use just fine. The headliner and door cards still look good, as does the carpet, and the trunk liner is still present. We also wanted to note the a/c doesn't blow cold thanks to a blown compressor and the audio doesn't function.
The mechanicals under the bonnet are stout and more refined than you might figure. With a twist of the key, the RB20DET fires up thanks to a new 12V battery which should give you peace of mind for the next couple of years. Its idles confidently and with little to no vibration. This straight-six is fresh off an oil and filter service and mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Power is sent to the rear wheels and this coupe accelerates impressively. The gearbox lacks any hitches or grinds and is geared properly for highway and city use. The soundtrack is sublime and the RB breathes a bit better thanks to a polished 3" catback exhaust and an air intake. Charged air is vented to the atmosphere thanks to a Blitz blow-off valve. A GAB front strut tower brace helps stabilize the front suspension for less body roll, promoting a more precise response when carving the back roads. This car corners flatly and feels athletic thanks to its near 50/50 wight distribution. The mesh-style alloys are all wrapped in new rubber at all four corners. These all-season tires will provide premium year-round grip and last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
*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.