Update: GT-R Registry has a full breakdown of colors and types. Check it out. They managed to get lots of the missing FAST info.
FAST - Nissan's parts ordering system, has a way to look up cars by chassis number. From the chassis number you can find out the equipment originally installed on the car "the options", the color codes, date of production, and a few other details.
|KH2 - Gun Grey Metallic|
Now that IVI - importavehicle.com is importing and selling a lot of 25 year old Nissan Skyline GT-R's in the USA, we get a lot of questions about colors. It always seems that most of the cars are - dark grey. The color is called Gunmetal - Gun Grey, or Gun Grey Metallic. The color code KH2 was the campaign color of the car, so it was the one that was in all the brochures.
|KH2 - Gun Grey Metallic|
It seems that the FAST database is missing a lot of cars (664 in 1989). Our best guess is the cars that have been de-registered have been removed from the database. So exported cars, crashed cars, or other cars may not show up. However we can pull numbers from what are listed.
#KH2 - Gun Grey Metallic
#KG1 - Jet Silver Metallic
#TH1 - Dark Blue Pearl
#AH3 - Red Pearl Metallic
#732 - Black Pearl Metallic
#326 - Cristal White
#KL0 - Spark Silver Metallic
#BL0 - Greyish Blue Pearl (special order)
#AN0 - Wine Red
In 1989, Nissan Skyline GT-R chassis codes - VIN numbers- started at chassis number 54, or BNR32-000054 and went to chassis number BNR32-005083. Although FAST and one other reference differ.
Total of 4365 cars paint codes pulled for 1989, and in a huge surprise KH2 dominated with 72% of the cars being gunmetal. A distant second was 732, black with 18%. Third place - silver only saw 5% of the bodies. TH1 - or one of two blues that are seen on R32s only showed up on 3% of the cars. Last place, but always faster, red with only 2% of the cars being red.
Even though this list is missing (5083-0054=) 5029 - 4365 = 664 cars, its a pretty good guess at the numbers and percentage of cars in each color available in 1989.
Next up - 1990's. From what we know, and what we see, we expect the split to be similar, at least until 1991, when 326 - white became available.
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Totals. 1989-1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R. Out of all the color codes we pulled from FAST, which were 39,242 chassis numbers(42,947 produced), 51% were KH2 or gunmetal. 22% were 326 white. 14 percent were 732 black. 6% were AH3 red. 4% were KG1 silver. 3% were TH1 blue. Less than 1% were BL0. We didn't find any AN0 or wine red 1989-1994 R32 GT-R, even though some sources reference that color.
Total colors 1989-1994
1989 - chassis numbers 000054 to 005083 = 5029 cars
1990 - chassis numbers 005084 to 013744 = 7691 cars
1990 - chassis numbers 100001 to 100560 = 560 cars
1990/1991 numbers out of order = 10 cars
1991a- chassis numbers 013745 to 017467 = 3712 cars(minus 10 for 1990/1991)
1991b- chassis numbers 212001 to 215653 = 3652 cars
1992 - chassis numbers 215654 to 223298 = 7644 cars
1993a - chassis numbers 223299 to 223300 = 2 cars (1/93 only)
1993b - chassis numbers 300001 to 306348 = 6347 cars
1994 - chassis numbers 306349 to 314649 = 8300 cars
Total of 42947 cars 1989-1994