1993 Nissan Skyline R32 Type-M
Stock Number: 4348
When it comes to Skyline's the R32 will always be a favorite among enthusiasts. Now while the Godzilla GTR is what we all lust for, not everyone wants the added cost and maintenance headache that comes with any high-performance vehicle. After all, the most expensive part of owning a Ferrari isn't the entry price, its the upkeep. This GTS-T is the best of both worlds, all the right looks with a notoriously robust drivetrain. Make no bones about it though, the RB20 is no slouch. Once you start throwing some quality mods on top of the already capable motor and you have yourself, one serious weekend warrior. Our latest Series 2 Type-M comes in finished in the classic Black Pearl Metallic (732) and looking good as ever with its GTR aero. The front bumper, grille, aluminum hood, and wing have all been replaced in order to give off the trademark GTR styling. With so many pieces having been replaced it seems safe to say the car was repainted when all the aero was added as the paint looks great. As with any vehicle that's seen road time there are some minor clear coat scratches, stone chips, and things of that nature. The bodywork has been kept up to the same level with only a few typical door dings to report.
The interior has been left mostly unchanged from the factory giving a very authentic feel. The gray cloth shows exceptionally well, devoid of any serious rips or stains. The driver's side bolster has even survived the years without suffering the common crinkling or tears from getting in and out that we see so frequently. Both the passenger and rear seats are in similar, if not better, shape along with the carpets and headliner. The cockpit is driver-oriented, and the ergonomics are great in this model. The controls are all at hand and clearly labeled. The factory power accessories are working as they should; the windows, power mirrors, and power locks, and digital climate control are functional. The center console is the only area to complain about. The original radio was removed, which is relatively common, but it looks like in the process they cracked the center console plastics. While not aa huge concern, it is a bit annoying. The steering wheel has seen refresh compliments of a Momo Competition wheel which is in good shape.
The engine bay looks great filled with the iconic RB20DET. 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. Coming in with only 108K verified miles we're really only just getting broken in. The HKS intake helps the turbo breathe a bit easier, along with supplying all the noises that you want from a turbo. It has also received a bit of help in the exhaust department since the stock system leaves a lot to be desired. A full Fujitsubo exhaust with high flow cat really opens things up. The tone is fantastic when you turn the key and really opens up under load. While the factory suspension is plenty capable, Tein coilovers certainly make for a nice improvement. Plus it helps to get that GTR front end down a little lower and looking the way it should. Like all of our vehicles, our trained techs have gone over and made sure we're back in good running condition. A fresh battery, new HICAS arms, and a routine oil change has us back in good standing. 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.