by Matt -- The R32 Skyline is rapidly making its way in droves to the US now that’s it legal to do so. Since this one lacks papers, one can assume that just maybe it was jammed in the back of a container and ignored by a crooked longshoreman. So why not slide in at the bottom of the market and see if clutch kicking and slamming into guard rails is really your thing? Find this beat-all-to-hell, titleless, yet somehow still strangely intriguing 1989ish Nissan Skyline R32 in Raleigh, North Carolina for a likely very negotiable $6,999 via craigslist.
No doubt about it, the R32 is a cleanly styled machine resulting in really nice pictures of really ragged cars. Even with the horrendous hit-and-run crash repairs and Lexan drywall screwed to the window frame, the thing still looks friggin’ awesome in the stance-y Glamor Shots. A proper stock front bumper and a little less of the drift/stance goings on would help out a bit in the looks department but it’s not beyond salvaging. What this car really needs is an extensive once-over and some proper preparation for HPDE’s or time trials…or maybe even Freaky Friday nights at the drags. Then who cares if it has no formal documentation of existence and crash damage?
The car does sport a long list of add-ons from which the new owner can pick and choose what makes the cut and what gets put back on craigslist. There’s some pretty intriguing stuff, such as the Mine’s ECU and then again some other questionable sweatshop speed products. Parts availability for the RB motors has come a long way in the past few years. Need a clutch kit, spare trans, water pump, or other failure-prone doodads? Not a problem – just use eBay as your conduit for inexpensive imported parts brought in by the Maerskload. This particular car has the lowly RB20DET but it doesn’t really matter; all RB’s sound bitchin’ at full chat.
Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.