1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-t Type-M
Stock Number: 4495
The R32 Skyline is one of the best driving cars to come out of the '90s and surprisingly still rings true today. These are hands down our most popular vehicle that we sell here and for good reason. Abundant power on tap, running to the proper wheels, paired with 3 pedals, just the way a proper sports car should be. This Type-M has blended its stock styling with its big brother, the GTR, to give a unique look that's sporty while keeping an OEM vibe. The GTRs aluminum hood makes for a surprising weight reduction and allows for the slatted grille which really changes up the look of the nose. The Type-M aero front bumper pairs up really well with that look and allows for additional cooling which is always a positive. Outback is the matching, more aggressive, GTR wing which is a good bit more pronounced than the factory aero. It does have the matching side skirts and rear spats to complete the OEM+ look. Charcoal Pearl Metallic (KH2) is arguably the signature color of the R32 and for good reason, it makes the car looks good from every angle. The paint shows exceptionally well with only a few typical stone chips to note. The body is in good shape, however, like everything there are some door dings and routine little markings but nothing too concerning. In a bit of a twist instead of seeing R32 wheels put on just about every other model, this one is sporting OEM S14 wheels. A set of Tein coilovers gets the ride height dialed down to a more acceptable height and helps with cornering as well.
The interior is largely stock and in pretty good shape, largely devoid of any major rips or stains. The driver side bolster has a small hole from getting in and out but is generally much better than most we see. The passenger and rear seats are only in even better shape, as are the carpets and headliner. The dash on this one is where most of the change-up comes. A host of Greddy gauges were fitted along the passenger side, however, they are not currently powered. Peering behind the Momo Race wheel you'll spot the 300 KM/h gauge cluster. Since these were aftermarket additions the 97K miles it reads are not verified as accurate. The cluster surround does have the common peeling/cracking from sun exposure over the years, but on a positive note has pretty minimal bubbling which these are so notorious for developing. The Lonza shift knob is attached to a short-throw shifter which makes for particularly crisp shifts. Since the head unit has already been replaced it makes swapping in a new US friendly one much easier. Naturally, these had all the powered accessories of the time; power folding mirrors, windows, door locks, and digital climate control.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's renowned workhorse, the RB20DET. The turbocharged two-liter jolts to life when you turn the key. The straight-six is smooth and benefits from a new open intake for both a bit of performance and all of the right noises. While the turbo certainly makes itself known through the intake the Blitz Super Sound Blow Off Valve really gives off that distinct chirp in between shifts. Outback is a Fujitsubo high flow axel back exhaust which gives this Skyline a phenomenal bark. The stock exhaust really doesn't do this car justice, the RB is too good of a platform to keep bottled up like that. The exhaust gives you a distinct tone without driving you crazy on the highway. The power band is very linear with the six-cylinder and pulls hard up to redline. The 5 speed is a breeze to row through thanks to that short throw shifter and the clutch is plenty forgiving should you get stuck in traffic. The Tein coilovers ride well, however, it is naturally a bit stiffer than what would have originally been on it. Since touching down we've put on four new tires, replaced the HICAS arms, cleaned up a small exhaust leak, as well as your standard oil change. 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? Now all this legend is missing is a new driveway to call home.
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