1993 Nissan Skyline Type-M
Pending Sale: $16,795
The R32 coupe market is exploding right now, with clean examples getting harder to find by the day. With it's legendary styling, durable drive train, and rewarding drive, make this a real Japanese classic. This example sports full Type-M Aero, which looks subtle, and hints that this Skyline was not the stripped down trim version. This particular vehicle is finished in Gun Gray Metallic (KH2), which is among the most desirable colors, not to mention one of the best looking. The paint shows well for it's age, and although not perfect, it shows better than most cars of this era. The color was redone at some point in recent years, and because of that, the clear coat has an abundance of luster, and the metallic can be appreciated. The body itself is very straight and has been kept up well, free of any notable dents or dings.
The interior has been left mostly unchanged from the factory giving a very authentic feel. The seats have been kept up well, free of any tears or notable stains sans the ever common drivers side bolster tear. The cockpit is driver oriented, and the ergonomics are decent in this model. The controls are all at hand, and clearly labeled. The shifter trim does have some wear from use, but overall the interior is quite nice. The factory power accessories are working as they should; the windows, power mirrors with the folding function, and power locks are functional. The automatic climate control is functioning, and the A/C keeps interior temps down in the summer. Dash condition is good, and it does have a small amount of distortion from the routine bubble, but is uncracked. The carpets and door cards have been well kept up well, and the rear seats haven't been used that much. The headliner is free of any stains or sags, and the interior plastics show little signs of accelerated wear. Lastly, an updated Kenwood heat unit pipes the tunes through the factory speakers.
Popping the hood reveals Nissan's renowned workhorse, the RB20DET. This 1993 model, with only 129K verified miles, is only just getting broken in. The turbocharged two liter jolts to life when you turn the key. The ignition receives power from a newly installed 12V battery, and can handle the remaining few cold spring mornings without issue. The straight six is smooth and benefits from new spark plugs, aiding fuel economy and performance. The largely untouched engine bay is refreshing to find as most have been modified in some form over it's lifetime. Power comes on quickly as the turbo spools and pulls heartily to redline. The 5 speed shifts easily making it a blast to row through the gears. Power is sent rearward with immediacy, and the vehicles accelerates with a broad, linear, power curve. The suspension is better handling than stock, and NPG adjustable coils are sported at all four corners. Rolling stock has been upgraded with a set of 17" Kosei Seneka five spoke alloys, which give it a very unique look. Two new tires are ready to handle whatever the tarmac can send their way, and the all season rubber will allow for year round use. An oil service has been recently performed by one of our trained technicians prior to sale, and a Virginia State Safety Inspection ensures the car is ready to withstand the rigors of daily driving. This 32 makes all the right sounds, as exhaust have been replaced with an aftermarket FGK catback, and gives the low displacement inline six a hearty growl.
Whether you're looking for a new project or simply a turn key driver's car you can't go wrong with this GTS-t! This 1993 coupe is a great platform to tune or daily drive as the bodywork is already done. At $16,795 this Japanese Classic is turn-key and ready to rock at a fraction of the price of Godzilla.
*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.