Lot 127

Hilton Head 2016

1991 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R


$44,000 USD | Sold

United States | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina



  • 2.6-liter, 280-hp twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine
  • Five-speed manual transmission
  • Right-hand drive
  • Full dealer documentation and service records from new
  • Jet Silver Metallic (paint code: KG1)

Due to importation rules, foreign cars must wait 25-years to be imported to the United States. Because of this factor and the extreme desirability of this Japanese sports car; they are an immediate collector item in the states. Once these rare Skylines enter into the U.S. market the prices and collectability climb dramatically.

Nissan introduced the eighth-generation Skyline in 1989. Among the various models offered under the Skyline marquee was the desirable GT-R (R32). Its powerful twin-turbo engine, unique ATTESA-E-TS (Advanced Total Traction Engineering System for All-Terrain – Electronic Torque Split) all-wheel-drive system and Super HICAS all-wheel steering system (which allowed the rear wheels to steer at a maximum of one-degree), made the GT-R a true force to be reckoned with on the racetrack, leading it to earning the nickname “Godzilla.”

This particular Skyline was manufactured in May of 1991; and first sold on May 29, 1991 by the Nissan/Prince Akita dealership. On May 20, 1992, at 1,025-km, the factory 180-km/hr speedometer changed to a 260-km/hr NISMO speedometer. This change is said to be a popular upgrade and an available option through Nissan dealerships. This R32 was serviced at the same Nissan/Prince Akita dealership it was purchased at, by the same single owner, until it was exported to the U.S. in May of 2016.

The 1991 Skyline GT-R (R32) on offer is a true time capsule that is said to be an unrestored example. As an imported car, the GT-R features a right-hand driving configuration. The car is presented in Jet Silver Metallic (paint code: KG1) and rides on factory wheels. This Skyline is reported to be one of 1,620 produced. Powering the GT-R is a 2.6-liter, 280-hp twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine which is paired to a five-speed manual transmission. Power equipment on the car includes windows, steering and brakes. The interior is completed in gray featuring bucket seats and air conditioning. The owner reports the car to have a mere 18,000 kilometers on the odometer which makes this car arguably one of the lowest-mileage examples available on the market.

Included with the GT-R is full dealer documentation; and service records since the Skyline was new. This is an excellent opportunity to own a desirable piece of Japanese automotive history.

Following is the service history supplied by the current owner.

First Month check at 333-km on 09/18/1991

First 6 month check at 793-km on 11/25/1991

Regular 6 month maintenance at 695-km on 11/20/1992

Annual maintenance inspection at 1,861-km on 5/14/1993

Regular 6 month maintenance at 5,556-km on 12/08/1994

Front Upper link repair at 5,691-km on 12/28/1994

Annual maintenance & inspection at 6,677-km on 5/17/1995

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 9,347-km on 4/23/1996

Regular 6 month check at 11,001-km on 11/27/1996

Annual maintenance & inspection at 11,405-km on 4/22/1997

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 12,718-km on 5/26/1998

Regular 6 month check at 13,225-km on 11/18/1998

Annual maintenance & inspection at 13,738-km on 5/13/1999

Regular 6 month check at 14,279-km on12/05/1999

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 14,590-km on 5/24/2000

Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,062-km on 5/31/2001

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,354-km on 5/22/2002

Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,509-km on 5/18/2003

Regular 6 month check at 15,606-km on 12/07/2003

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,614-km on 4/26/2004

Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,632-km on 4/25/2005

Regular 6 month check at 15,772-km on 11/30/2005

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,779-km on 5/15/2006

Regular 6 month check at 15,927-km on 11/20/2006

Annual maintenance & inspection at 15,935-km on 4/20/2007

Regular 6 month check at 16,132-km on 11/15/2007

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 16,191-km on 5/10/2008

Regular 6 month check at 16,382-km on 11/16/2008

Annual maintenance & inspection at 16,390-km on 4/30/2009

Regular 6 month check at 16,410-km on 11/14/2009

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 16,502-km on 4/21/2010

Regular 6 month check at 16,798-km on 11/05/2010

Annual maintenance & inspection at 16,918-km on 4/28/2011

Regular 6 month check at 17,136-km on 10/23/2011

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 17,206-km on 5/11/2012

Bi-Annual maintenance & inspection at 17,211-km on 5/18/2014

Annual maintenance & inspection at 17,247-km on 12/11/2015

Title states changed to "Export Certificate" on 3/31/2016