How many R32 GT-R's were made?
Good question. We always used GT-R Magazine's information. Every month they have a page near the back(front if you go counter Japanese magazine opening), that has production information.
They list total production R32 GT-R as 43,934. The first production car is listed as BNR32-000051. The last production car is listed as BNR32-314649 (11/7/1994). They also list total registrations by year.
43,934-41692 = 2242 cars not registered.
Those 2242 cars might have been pre-production, media cars, exported overseas, or race cars.
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There were four different models.
1) BNR32-000051 to BNR32-017466
1a) BNR32-100001 to BNR32-100560 (NISMO)
2) BNR32-212001 to 223300
3) BNR32-300001 to BNR32-314649
Varations on those models.
But, we come up with some slightly different numbers based on FAST, and another chart.
This one says the first car was BNR32-000054, with the first car of 1990 being BNR32-005083. FAST says the first 1990 car was BNR32-005084.
|BNR32-005083 production date 12/1989 KH2 - gunmetal|
|BNR32-005084 production date 1/1990 KH2 gunmetal|
1990 - chassis numbers 005084 to 013744 = 7692 cars
1990 - chassis numbers 100001 to 100560 = 560 cars
1990/1991 numbers out of order = 10 cars
1991a- chassis numbers 013745 to 017467 = 3713 cars(minus 10 for 1990/1991)
1991b- chassis numbers 212001 to 215653 = 3653 cars
1992 - chassis numbers 215654 to 223298 = 7645 cars
1993a - chassis numbers 223299 to 223300 = 2 cars (1/93 only)
1993b - chassis numbers 300001 to 306348 = 6348 cars
1994 - chassis numbers 306349 to 314649 = 8300 cars
42,953 cars. If we add in 3 cars from the beginning 000051 to 000054, we end up with 42,956 cars.
Even accounting for some math errors, a pretty big difference in what GT-R Magazine says 43,934 cars, and chassis numbers say 42,956 cars. 978 missing cars. The only cars with the unique VIN/chassis number were the NISMO's. The N1, the Vspec, and Vspec II all were within the rest of the chassis numbers for the year.
Then we found GT-R Registry -
Series 1 GT-R = 17942 cars
Series 2 GT-R = 11305 cars
Series 3 GT-R = 14649 cars
Anyone have any insight into the missing numbers? See any errors in our calculations?
7/12/15-fixed an error at the end of 1994
7/12/15-fixed error in 1993