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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Production Dates

I just noticed this chart in the  Nissan Skyline 32 GT-R Owners Bible, it gives the chassis numbers of the cars produced each month in Japan. Something pretty useful when it comes to figuring out if a 1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R is over 25 years old in 2014.  Once they are over 25 years old, they will be both EPA exempt, and NHTSA/DOT exempt.  The R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R was first sold in August 1989. Trying to make a little bit of sense of the numbers. In 1989 there were 4555 R32 GT-R's produced. So the last car in 1989 should have been 004555. Here are the dates of production for the 1989, and start of 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R.

Each chassis number is the first chassis number built that month.  For example in August 1989, BNR32-000054 to BNR32-001088 were built or 1034 cars. 

August 1989  BNR32-000054
September 1989 BNR32-001089
October 1989 BNR32-002089
November 1989 BNR32-003027
December 1989 BNR32-004027

If you check FAST, you get a slightly different number. So always be a little careful
BNR32-005082 December 1989

BNR32-005083 December 1989 (Shows as last car in 1989)

BNR32-005084 January 1990. First car for 1990. 

January 1990 BNR32-005083
      Nismo      BNR32-100007
February 1990 BNR32-005554
      Nismo      BNR32-100536
March 1990 BNR32-006484
April 1990 BNR32-007279
May 1990 - BNR32-008279
June 1990 - BNR32-009279

R32 Skyline GT-R Chassis Number Production Dates

If you don't want to wait a year. There is always the Nismo Show or Display option. 


Anonymous said...

Here is a link of non gtr R32's for people who don't want gtr's.

Anonymous said...

Here is another link talking about all different models/trim levels of the R32 with starting production date.

Jon Lee Green said...

Almost on the paper. My car is 005553

michael van ooteghem said...


Would it be possible for someone to decode the following R32 GTR vin number : BNR32 004666?

This should be a december 1989 GTR is this correct?

Best regards Michael.

Sean Morris said...


BNR32-004666 was made in December 1989.

Anonymous said...

Hi Thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

Hello, quick question. I am looking at a car and the last 3 digits are 602. Its a 1990 GT-R and can anyone help me determine the month i can bring this in? Thanks

Sean Morris said...

No. You have to know the rest of the numbers to determine the build date.

John Nygard said...

I don't know what port of entry most of the people on here are using but I believe most of the ports of entry between US and Canada go by year date not month of year.. That is to say an 89 is viewed as 25 years old in 2015
Also I know here in ND our DMV veiws all the r32 series as the same regardless of the year.. Their theory is the engine spec may be different but the chassis are assembled the same

Sean Morris said...

We know at least two guys, that had a lot of problems with vehicle dates. If its correct, no problem. If its wrong, they can still go after you later, for falsely giving information.

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