A 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R was just listed for sale by a private owner in Morrisville, North Carolina. The seller is currently asking $22,000 or best offer which means the price is negotiable.
I have only owned this car for about a year. I have not had the time or money to enjoy it the way that this car deserves. I promised myself I wouldn’t let it become a Garage Queen, and that’s exactly what happened. I’m not going to give you boring details about the car. If you’re in the market to buy one, you already know everything there is to know about this car anyways. Mechanically, the car is great. No significant issues, although I will provide a thorough list at the end of this posting. The body mileage is 108,431 kms and the engine mileage is 70,000 kms R33 RB26DETT.
The car is “relatively” stock for what it is. Here is a list of the modifications:
Genuine ARC Front mount intercooler
HKS hard intercooler piping
HKS top-mount oil filter & oil cooler
HKS catback exhaust
Greddy Type R blow off valve
ORC triple-plate clutch
Adjustable lower strut bar
Front & Rear upper strut bars
Apexi AFC Neo
Glow gauges – oil pressure, boost.
AEM Wideband A/F Ratio Gauge
Mint stock seats, no stains or rips
Nismo shift knob
Personal steering wheel
USDM Alpine sound system – touch-screen DVD, 4 channel amp, 1.0 digital cap, front & rear speakers
What you need to know…
Yes, the car is legal. It is over 25 years old from the month of manufacturing, making it exempt to the regulations that make the Skyline illegal. I can provide you with resources so you can research this yourself, but if you don’t already understand the 25-year rule exception, you probably shouldn’t be buying this car.
Yes, it is insured/titled/registered. There is not anything special to achieving this.
The car was imported through Canada, then to New York, then shipped to me by JDM Expo NY.
I still have the Canadian Title. I still have the taxes receipt paid to U.S. Customs and Borders when the car was brought across. I still have the Bill of Sale from JDM Expo NY. All of this can be provided if you come to check the car out.
I did the key maintenance points myself when I bought the car. This included: Oil/Filter, fuel filter, spark plugs, all diff fluid, transmission fluid, transfer fluid, coolant.
Shortly after, I had Force-Fed Performance install a Haltech ECU, run a compression test, look the car over and do a custom tune on their Mustang Dyno. The compression test came back clean, 170/170/170/170/170/165. I have the paperwork for all of this.
If you don’t know, the power on these cars is limited by the turbos. The turbines are ceramic, meaning they will shred and break if you try to push more than ~14-15psi. Because of this, I had the car tuned conservatively to 10psi. It made right at 300 awhp on a Mustang Dyno. I have the dyno sheet as well.
The car drives great.
Boost rolls on almost instantly.
Suspension is tight, but not overly uncomfortable.
Exhaust is charismatic without being obnoxious.
The drivers seat is an experience to say the least.
The interior is in excellent condition.
The car needs a new paint job and some minor body work done.
Clear coat peeling on the roof, as well as some less-than-professional paint correction has been done under the rear spoiler, above the front grill and on the passenger side of the front bumper.
If you’ve never driven a car with Nissans all wheel steering system (ATTESA), it’s not pleasant. Tight turning, especially while parking, is jerky. There are numerous ways to disengage this system, which most owners do.
The triple plate clutch is no joke.
I have had a certified appraisal done on the car, they came back with a value of $35,000. I have this paperwork as well. However, I am not expecting nearly that. However, I am in no rush to sell the car either. If you have any questions at all, feel free to call or text me at 734-740-1046 – Dustin.