JDM Magic: 50k-Mile 1992 Nissan R32 Skyline GTS-4

  • March 04, 2021
The Rundown
  • 2,568cc DOHC Twin-Turbo Inline-6
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • Legal & Registered in the United States
  • Right-Hand Drive
  • 80k kilometers (50k Miles)
Why We Like It

Often considered by the classic car magazines as one of the greatest Japanese cars of all time, Nissan's high-tech Skyline GT-R burst onto the motoring scene in 1989 to universal acclaim. Built specifically to contest Group A, the original R32 GT-R Skyline dominated the Australian racing scene, earning the nickname 'Godzilla' and ultimately being banishment from the ATCC. Debuting at Mallala in June 1990, the R32 race program was run by Gibson Motorsport, and from the outset it was clear the car had the potential to be a race winner. But it wasn't until 1991 that everything came together for the team when drivers Jim Richards and Mark Skaife crushed the opposition, including a win at the all-important Bathurst Enduro. Despite increased minimum weight and reduced boost bar for 1992, the Skyline continued its winning ways, famously scoring a repeat win at Bathurst in the toughest conditions and a hostile reception from the crowd when Richards and Skaife took the podium.

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jdm-magic-50k-mile-1992-nissan-skyline-r3200r0r hKvQQDpM1RGz 0CI0t2 1200x900This R32 is the slightly more subdued GTS-4 version of the R32 Skyline with one less turbo and .6 less litres of enginge displacment, a sort of Mothra to the GT-R's Godzilla. It features a sophisticated AWD system and HICAS all-wheel steering resulting in a very capable road car, This 50k mile example appears to be extremely well kept and is legally titled and registered in the United States, while the owner asserts that everything works and that the car has no issues. Rolling up to a car event, driving from the right side in this good-looking car will always draw a crowd. We love it!

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Valuation Verdict

Nice, low-mile R32 Skylines can be hard to track down here in the States, having not been marketed here when new. For that reason, they’re rare in America, but well respected and highly desired. Let’s face it, when you tell someone they can’t have something, they want it even more. NADA shows an average price of $54,200 with a high retail price of $103,800. Hagerty Insurance establishes a value of $101k for concours quality car and $53,200 for an excellent condition example. Based on this analysis, combined with the rarity of this model on these shores and the condition it’s in, we think the price is right for this one.

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