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Saturday, June 27, 2015

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Colors - Production of Each Paint Code - KH2 - 732 - KG1 - TH1 - AH3


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.

BNR32
#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.


1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Colors Pie Chart.JPG

Color
Total
KH2
5256
732
1156
KG1
749
TH1
289
AH3
236
326
5
BL0
0
AN0
0
All
7691


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.



1989-1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Paint Pie Chart.JPG
Color
Total
KH2
8394
732
1921
KG1
988
TH1
432
AH3
316
326
5
BL0
0
AN0
0
All
12056





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Friday, June 26, 2015

1989 Nissan Skyline GT-R Colors - Production of Each Paint Code - KH2 - 732 - KG1 - TH1 - AH3



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.

BNR32
#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.


Color Total
KH2 3138
732 765
KG1 239
TH1 143
AH3 80
326 0
BL0 0
AN0 0
All 4365







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.

1989 Paint and Color Codes | 1990 Paint and Color Codes | 1991 Paint and Color Codes

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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

Color Total
KH2 17536
732 4878
KG1 1424
TH1 1007
AH3 2154
326 7386
BL0 127
AN0 0
KL0 4730
All 39242





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

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