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.
1989 to 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R colors and production numbers
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.
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.
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
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In 1990, Nissan Skyline GT-R chassis codes - VIN numbers- started at chassis number 5084, or BNR32-005084 and went to chassis number BNR32-013744. Starting in December 1989(the first 6 cars) Nissan built the NISMO version. All gunmetal. Chassis numbers BNR32-100001 to BNR32-100560. Although FAST and one other reference differ.
Total of 7691 cars paint codes pulled for 1990, and in another huge surprise KH2 dominated with 68% of the cars being gunmetal. A distant second was 732, black with 15%. Third place - silver only saw 10% of the bodies. TH1 - or one of two blues that are seen on R32s only showed up on 4% of the cars. Last place, but always faster, red with only 3% of the cars being red. In a surprise, July 1990 there were five #326 (crystal white) produced, and one in August. These may have been race cars or prototypes. Chassis numbers. BNR32-010555, BNR32-010561, BNR32-010562, BNR32-010566, BNR32-011371.
Even though this list is missing (13744-05084=) 8660 - 7691 = 969 cars, its a pretty good guess at the numbers and percentage of cars in each color available in 1990.
Now for the totals 1989-1990. BNR32-000054 to BNR32-013744. NISMO R32 chassis numbers BNR32-100001 to BNR32-100560 (all KH2).
70% of the cars were KH2, or Gunmetallic Grey, no wonder its hard to find other colors.
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