1998 R34 GTT Sedan
The R34 Skyline played a much larger role for Nissan outside of its performance on the big screen. It marked a turning point for the brand's passenger vehicle lineup and, in our humble opinion, was the first Skyline to truly feel modern inside and out. Our 1998 R34 sedan boasts a revised RB25DET NEO powerplant, Sonic Silver (KR4) paintwork, and modified URAS aero on the front, sides, and rear which resembles that of the fabled 34 GT-R. Additional flair on the exterior includes OEM rainguards, carbon door garnishes, an OEM rear spoiler and a highly desirable set of factory adjustable Xenon headlamps. Save for some light stone chips and dings, as well as a prior replacement of the left front fender, this R34 stands up to its head turning reputation and is a handsome sedan overall. Better yet, it's racked up a mere 73k verified and documented miles over the years and is fresh off a recent service for a true turn-key experience. Our first example of this fan favorite chassis, this Skyline is one vehicle that definitely deserves its Japanese Classic designation!
The interior is leagues better than the R33 chassis it replaced and key standard features like dual SRS airbags, upgraded instrumentation, and sport mesh upholstery helped usher this platform into the 21st century. The bucket seats show well overall and have resisted pretty much any serious wear and tear over the years. Additionally, the headliner and carpets are in great shape and the original dealer option mats were included to preserve the history of this special Skyline. The dash materials are in good nick, too, and digital automatic climate control is easy to navigate and funnels cold A/C and hot heat into the cabin at a moments notice for comfortable all season cruising. Sadly the adjacent audio system has given up the ghost, but with limited US FM compatibility a replacement was likely in the cards anyways. To be expected for 1998, all four power windows slide up and down with ease, the power locks and keyless remote entry work like a charm, and power folding mirrors save your paintwork from getting dinged in a cramped parking deck. The back seats are plenty roomy for three additional passengers, and the trunk offers ample space for cargo as well. Nissan nailed this R34's interior, and aside from an inoperable factory boost gauge, there's little to complain about with this cabin.
Typically, the exterior does all the talking for the R34 chassis, but enthusiasts give marks to the RB25DET NEO under the bonnet as well. Bolstered with variable valve timing and a slight bump in horsepower, our trained technicians have performed a thorough once-over on this RB to ensure it performs its best. The I-6 cranks over with ease thanks to a new US spec 12v battery mounted in the rear, and new valve cover gaskets keep the lubrication from a fresh oil and filter service at bay. New serpentine belts drive this RB's accessories reliably, and a new fuel pump and filter were installed to keep the petrol flowing freely. To maintain proper operating temperatures, we dropped in a new radiator, and this 2.5 keeps cool even at sustained highway speeds. The automatic gearbox throws the power rearward and is geared nicely for around-town sprints or longer interstate cruises. New rear shocks assist the suspension's compliance over road imperfections large and small and feel comfortable and composed overall. New caster arms were installed on the front to dial in the handling, and we wrapped the factory 6 spoke alloys in fresh Falken rubber to ensure you'll have plenty of grip and tread for tens of thousands of miles to come!
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