1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-t Coupe
Stock Number: 4530
Nissan's iconic Skyline coupe keeps getting better with age, and this 1993 personifies this quality. Most new vehicles feel artificial these days due to how many computers and sensors they need to function. This 60th Anniversary Series 2 delivers premium driving dynamics the old fashion way, with a stout turbocharged driveline, rear wheel drive, and a proper manual gearbox. While fundamentally the same as the regular GTS-t the 60th did sport a few subtle changes. The full Type M aero was originally accented with the honeycomb grille inserts behind the fog lights, however, they were removed in order to accommodate the massive Greddy front mount intercooler. The rear wing was slightly revised to sit a little bit lower than the standard M's giving a bit 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 over its 26 years in Japan.
The interior has been left mostly unchanged from the factory giving a very authentic feel. The two-tone gray cloth seats were part of the Anniversary trim package and add a nice little twist to the typical Skyline interior. The seats themselves are in overall good shape. There is a little bit of discoloration on the driver's seat as well as along the top of the back seats. Mostly from sun fade over the years, but they've been spared from any issues like tears or nasty stains. The factory seats offer a surprising amount of bolstering to keep you in place without feeling like you're wedged in there. While they weren't designed to be grand tourers, they're plenty comfy on longer drives. The door panels have held up equally well as its not too uncommon for the center portion to delaminate which is refreshing to see. The same can be said about the fact it still has its original 3 spoke wheel! Normally those are ditched in favor of something aftermarket like a Momo. The cockpit is driver-oriented, and the ergonomics are great in this model. The controls are all at hand and clearly labeled. Naturally, these had all the powered accessories of the time; power folding mirrors, windows, door locks, and digital climate control. All of these creature comforts help to elevate the very purpose-driven interior. The A/C compressor had been removed when it got to us which is typically indicative that it failed and was simply pulled instead of being rebuilt. It also does also have the typical dash bubble that plagues most all R32s at this point.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's fabled RB20DET with only 135K miles. The engine bay has been left generally stock, which inspires a bit of confidence that it's lived an easier life than it's raced out counterparts. It does have that upgraded Greddy front mount to ensure plenty of cool air is available for the turbo. It also has an HPI cone filter which actually lets the turbo be heard when you get on it. Though it does have to compete with the one-off turbo back dual-tipped blast pipe. Make no bones about it, this car is certainly loud. Then again a high flowing RB sounds wicked so you won't hear us complaining (we can't vouch for your neighbors though.) 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. To make sure plenty of grip is on hand the stock wheels were upgraded to a wider set of R32 GTR wheels. NPG coilovers cut down on the wheel gap and cleans up the handling a bit as well. The upper control arms have been replaced along with the HICAS arms as well. A Japanese Classic for many reasons, the Skyline is prized as a collector car that you can daily drive. Its iconic looks, fantastic driving dynamics, and rarity this turn-key example is up to date on maintenance and ready to carve up some pavement with the best of them!
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