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Sunday, January 14, 2018

2300 mile R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R Sells for $79,000 at Auction in Tokyo

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R sells for $79,000 at auction in Japan

BH Auction held an auction on the 12th of January in conjunction with the Tokyo Auto Salon. Several iconic cars were sold.   Among them was this 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R in silver with 3704 km or 2301 miles.  It sold for 8,800,000 yen or approximately $79,000 USD including buyer premium. 

This individual is a Heisei 2nd Mileage Mileage 3704 km. The body of Jet Silver Metallic keeps the radiance of the time despite the quarter century passed since rolling out. Also, it is miraculous that the individuals who dropped the car height occupy the majority, equipped with genuine foot suspension. Wheel is also a genuine 16 inch forged product, at the time of the new car, it became a combination of the standard equipment Potenza RE71, the engine is full normal. There is no peeling in the black crystal paint of the air chamber, and the goodness of the degree is transmitted. Also, the purely adjustable strut tower bar is now a rare item.

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R with only 2301 miles

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Brand New 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec II Nur sells for 35,200,00 Yen

2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R Vspec II Nur
edit - 35,200,000 yen including buyer premium.  $317,000 USD

A brand new, as in 10km R34 GT-R Vspec II Nur sold at BH Auction in Japan for 32,000,000 yen(~$288,000). That is not 10k km, but 6.2 mile car.

BNR 34 type which is the final evolution model of the second generation GT - R was first demonstrated at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January 1999. In the full model change from the big hit BNR 32 to the predecessor BCNR 33, I was criticized for the bigger body, the weight increase, etc., BNR 34 made a slimmer. Compared to BCNR 33, the length is reduced by 75 mm and the wheel base by 55 mm. At the same time, the whole width was expanded by 5 mm, and exercise performance was improved. 
Although the engine is a traditional RB 26 DETT, the point is that the turbine bearing has been changed from a metal type to a ball bearing type. This is an improvement aimed at improving the response, together with boost pressure boost and ECU optimization. While the maximum output was 280 ps, ​​the maximum torque reached 40.0 kgm of the BCNR 33 ratio plus 2.5 kgm. 
Moreover, in the power train, the transmission changed from the Nissan in-house manufactured 5-speed MT of the former model, and in BNR 34 it changed to the 6-speed manufactured by Getalg.Brembo caliper (F: 4pot R: 2pot) was equipped as a standard brake.In addition, in the V specification, the Atesa E-TS PRO including an active LSD that positively performs the differential restriction of the left and right rear wheels according to the situation is adopted.

After that, in 2000 V minor change appeared in V Spec Ⅱ equipped with NACA ducted carbon hood. Contributing to reduce understeer by suppressing the weight of the front axle. Also, in 2001 M-spec that pursued comfort as GT appeared to overturn the conventional GT-R image. Adoption of a dedicated damper realizes supple ride comfort. 
Such BNR 34 also becomes difficult to respond to the exhaust gas regulation, and is stopped production in 2002. As a final edition, "Nur" was sold only for VSpec II and M spec for 1000 units (originally announced at 500 units, increased production at the request later from customers). 
Based on the reinforced block, the engine is balanced and each unit is equipped with an N1 engine incorporating a metal blade turbine.It also boasts content that can be said to be the last-minute beauty of the second-generation GT-R, such as the adoption of a dedicated 300 km / h full-scale speedometer, making it the most valuable model as a collectible car among the BNR 34. 
This individual is an unregistered new car that can also be said to be a vision, the mileage displayed by the odometer is only 10 km.Among the V specs Ⅱ, the final limited model "Nur" is a priceless one, and "Nur" based on the more spartan V specifications Ⅱ is more valuable being sold for about 300 units. The engine is a N1 specification with exclusive color gold, the interior is the finest thing to keep "new car condition" enough to touch you.

10km.  6.2 miles R34 Vspec II Nur

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Monday, January 01, 2018

Happy 2018 : Japanese Cars Turning 25 Years Old in 2018

R33 4 Door
Here is a partial list of JDM cars turning 25 years old in 2018.  At 25 years old a vehicle is exempt from NHTSA requirements.  At 21 years old in original configuration, a vehicle is EPA exempt. If you are in California or Hawaii, you have your own whole set of rules and regulations to deal with.


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I Sep 1992 = Sep 2017
Subaru WRX GC8A  Nov 1992 = Nov 2017
Toyota Supra MKIV - JZA80 - May 1993 = May 2018
Nissan Skyline R33 GTS and GTS-T - Aug 1993 = Aug 2018
Nissan Silvia S14  Oct 1993 = Oct 2018

R33 Production in 1993- from GT-R Registry. 

Toyota Supra MKIV JZA80. Legal to import starting May 2018. 

California -

Subaru WRX GC8A


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