Sunday, September 27, 2015

Store For Two Years: 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32

The R31 Skyline hardtop sedan posted last week with it's non-turbo engine and automatic gearbox is a far cry from the stupid fast GT-R you can buy in the showrooms today, but the next generation of Skyline (the R32)  became much more focused on blistering performance with the release of the all-wheel-drive versions.  Find this 1992 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 offered here on eBay for $16,500 CAD (approx $12,372 USD) located in Quebec, Canada with 4 days to go.

Strangely enough for a car listed on the US ebay site (there is also an ebay.ca) the seller  says they cannot ship the car to the uSA and it can be plated outside Quebec only.  This being a 1992 model year Skyline, it needs two more years of aging before it can be legally imported into the USA per the NHSTA and is free/exempt from US emissions/safety standards.  You are still fresh outta luck if you live in California, but you can legally import these things when they hit 25 years old.


Powering the R32 Skyline GT-R is a RB26DETT, a twin-turbocharged inline-6 that puts out 320 horsepower from its 2.6 liters when new, probably a few more with the aftermarket boost controller and cold intake.  This one has quite a few miles on the odometer (oops, scratch that I'd forgotten about the "royale with cheese" issue -- this ain't bad at all), but it is probably the cheapest R32 that isn't under the surveillance of the goons a the US Dept of Homeland Security. 



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6 comments:

  1. Hmmm... I am puzzled about the "can only be plated outside Quebec" stipulation. Canadian importation regs are Federal, and so the same rules should apply throughout Canada.

    As a 1992, it would still be subject to emission testing in Ontario, so I wonder if a similar challenge explains the "outside Quebec" idea.

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  2. 144,000 km is about 88,000 miles. Certainly not bad for its age!

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    1. Oh yeah kilometers, I didn't even think about that when I saw the listing, that isn't bad at all! Seems like a steal.

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    2. I am a noob with these things, but if I had the money, I'd buy it. I guess you would have to store it in Canada for 2 years. It seems like a worthwhile exercise.

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  3. A 1992 model is likely manufactured some time in 1991...add 25 years AND maybe some time in 2016 you can bring it in. No waiting 2 years. Looks like fun!!!

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  4. Just in case you want to ride out next week... check out their showroom:

    http://www.osakajdmmotors.com/index.php

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