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Sunday, January 14, 2018

2300 mile R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R Sells for $79,000 at Auction in Tokyo

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R sells for $79,000 at auction in Japan


BH Auction held an auction on the 12th of January in conjunction with the Tokyo Auto Salon. Several iconic cars were sold.   Among them was this 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R in silver with 3704 km or 2301 miles.  It sold for 8,800,000 yen or approximately $79,000 USD including buyer premium. 

This individual is a Heisei 2nd Mileage Mileage 3704 km. The body of Jet Silver Metallic keeps the radiance of the time despite the quarter century passed since rolling out. Also, it is miraculous that the individuals who dropped the car height occupy the majority, equipped with genuine foot suspension. Wheel is also a genuine 16 inch forged product, at the time of the new car, it became a combination of the standard equipment Potenza RE71, the engine is full normal. There is no peeling in the black crystal paint of the air chamber, and the goodness of the degree is transmitted. Also, the purely adjustable strut tower bar is now a rare item.





1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R with only 2301 miles

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Brand New 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec II Nur sells for 35,200,00 Yen


2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec II Nur
edit - 35,200,000 yen including buyer premium.  $317,000 USD

A brand new, as in 10km R34 GT-R Vspec II Nur sold at BH Auction in Japan for 32,000,000 yen(~$288,000). That is not 10k km, but 6.2 mile car.


BNR 34 type which is the final evolution model of the second generation GT - R was first demonstrated at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 1999. In the full model change from the big hit BNR 32 to the predecessor BCNR 33, I was criticized for the bigger body, the weight increase, etc., BNR 34 made a slimmer. Compared to BCNR 33, the length is reduced by 75 mm and the wheel base by 55 mm. At the same time, the whole width was expanded by 5 mm, and exercise performance was improved. 
Although the engine is a traditional RB 26 DETT, the point is that the turbine bearing has been changed from a metal type to a ball bearing type. This is an improvement aimed at improving the response, together with boost pressure boost and ECU optimization. While the maximum output was 280 ps, ​​the maximum torque reached 40.0 kgm of the BCNR 33 ratio plus 2.5 kgm. 
Moreover, in the power train, the transmission changed from the Nissan in-house manufactured 5-speed MT of the former model, and in BNR 34 it changed to the 6-speed manufactured by Getalg.Brembo caliper (F: 4pot R: 2pot) was equipped as a standard brake.In addition, in the V specification, the Atesa E-TS PRO including an active LSD that positively performs the differential restriction of the left and right rear wheels according to the situation is adopted.


After that, in 2000 V minor change appeared in V Spec Ⅱ equipped with NACA ducted carbon hood. Contributing to reduce understeer by suppressing the weight of the front axle. Also, in 2001 M-spec that pursued comfort as GT appeared to overturn the conventional GT-R image. Adoption of a dedicated damper realizes supple ride comfort. 
Such BNR 34 also becomes difficult to respond to the exhaust gas regulation, and is stopped production in 2002. As a final edition, "Nur" was sold only for VSpec II and M spec for 1000 units (originally announced at 500 units, increased production at the request later from customers). 
Based on the reinforced block, the engine is balanced and each unit is equipped with an N1 engine incorporating a metal blade turbine.It also boasts content that can be said to be the last-minute beauty of the second-generation GT-R, such as the adoption of a dedicated 300 km / h full-scale speedometer, making it the most valuable model as a collectible car among the BNR 34. 
This individual is an unregistered new car that can also be said to be a vision, the mileage displayed by the odometer is only 10 km.Among the V specs Ⅱ, the final limited model "Nur" is a priceless one, and "Nur" based on the more spartan V specifications Ⅱ is more valuable being sold for about 300 units. The engine is a N1 specification with exclusive color gold, the interior is the finest thing to keep "new car condition" enough to touch you.

10km.  6.2 miles R34 Vspec II Nur

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Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy 2018 : Japanese Cars Turning 25 Years Old in 2018


R33 4 Door
Here is a partial list of JDM cars turning 25 years old in 2018.  At 25 years old a vehicle is exempt from NHTSA requirements.  At 21 years old in original configuration, a vehicle is EPA exempt. If you are in California or Hawaii, you have your own whole set of rules and regulations to deal with.

R33 GTS

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I Sep 1992 = Sep 2017
Subaru WRX GC8A  Nov 1992 = Nov 2017
Toyota Supra MKIV - JZA80 - May 1993 = May 2018
Nissan Skyline R33 GTS and GTS-T - Aug 1993 = Aug 2018
Nissan Silvia S14  Oct 1993 = Oct 2018

R33 Production in 1993- from GT-R Registry. 


Toyota Supra MKIV JZA80. Legal to import starting May 2018. 

California - http://www.importavehicle.info/2013/04/direct-import-vehicles-1975-or-newer.html

Subaru WRX GC8A

R33 GTS





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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Nissan Skyline GT-R Weights : Corner Weight : How much does an R32, R33, or R34 GT-R Weigh?

R32 GT-R. Some weight transfer happening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Weight. How much does something weigh?  When it comes to cars, lighter is better. The less weight a car has the easier it is to accelerate, brake, turn, and stop. As weight increases the loads on the tires increase to the point where you overwhelm, and overheat the tires.

Car weights are normally all over the board. There are "official" weights. There are gross vehicle weights, there are often numbers on the FMVSS labels in the door jam in a US certified vehicle.  However if you ever put a car on a set of scales, you may find that your numbers are nowhere close any of those numbers.   A good example is the R32/R33/R34 GT-R.  In order to drive a car, you need to have fuel. You need to have fluids in the car.  Some of the numbers out there for these cars, we suspect are 100% dry of fluids.

The numbers below are more realistic, but we think that R33, and R34 are still a bit light.  The R32 had an early car, with no door bars, and a later car with door bars.  The door bars supposedly increase the weight by 50kg, or 110 lbs. Putting the 1991 up R32 at 1530 kg, 3373 lbs, or the same weight as the R33 GT-R.  The R33 is longer, wider, and taller than the R32, and uses the same drivetrain. We call bullshit.

R32 GT-R Weight

- 08/20/'91 Minor change. Middle model

Door bars added (50kg weight increase)
Head light projector modified(H3C->H1)
Driver's air bag optional
Oil pump drive widened
Cylinder block modified (reinforced partly and lighten)
Rear caliper seal modified
Interior partly changed (from smooth black radio surround, to textured)





We have weighed a nearly all stock NISMO R32 GT-R. The NISMO according to Nissan is 30kg lighter than a standard R32 GT-R. So it should be 1450 kg or 3196 lbs.  This should be the lightest normal GT-R. No ABS, no rear wiper.

Nearly stock NISMO with fuel weighs 3300 lbs. 
330 lbs On the dot. Or close to it. With the spare out of the car it lost about 35 lbs of weight. Figure 17 gallons of fuel at about 6 lbs per gallon means about 100 lbs of gasoline in the back. So the 3200 lb figure for the NISMO is most likely correct. 

R33 GT-R Weight

We have had a couple of R33 across drag racing scales, and they normally tip in right above 3600 lbs. Once we get some solid scale weights, we will put them in here.


R34 GT-R Weight

The R34 is a little smaller dimensionally than the R33, but it has more bracing, more attachments. All of which add weight.  Just pushing an R34 vs pushing an R32 is obvious how much more an R34 weighs.

R34 GT-R race car. We got it down to 2997 lbs, dry
The R34 GT-R World Challenge race car, we got down to 2997 lbs, dry. However to get it there, we had carbon doors, carbon trunk skinned, glass front bumper,  rear bumper,hood, fenders, carbon clutch, carbon driveshaft, two piece rotors, stripped all the excess heat shielding out.  Titanium exhaust,



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