Fort Lauderdale | Lot 724

1987 Nissan President Sovereign VIP

$13,200 USD | Sold

United States | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2 April 2017

Identification No.
  • 4.4-liter, 197-hp V-8 engine
  • Three-speed automatic transmission
  • Nissan’s flagship luxury limousine
  • “Sovereign VIP” top-of-the-line model
  • Presented in original condition
  • Extremely rare in United States
  • Legally imported from Japan with documentation
  • Loaded with power amenities, including power windows, steering and brakes
  • Luxurious and spacious interior
  • Air conditioning

The Nissan President was a Japanese luxury limousine produced from 1965 to 2010, representing the company’s flagship vehicle. Exclusive to Japan, it was specifically targeted for Japanese dignitaries and CEOs. It was built with high-quality and luxurious amenities, tailored to Japanese tastes, to compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, and Bentley. The "Sovereign VIP" is the top of the line model, fully equipped with the superbly smooth 4.4-liter V-8 engine. With a reported MSRP of approximately $50,000 in 1987, owning one was a luxury and honor reserved for only a select few. It was the choice automobile for the Prime Minister of Japan as well as other government officials.

This 1987 Nissan President Sovereign VIP is described by its owner as an, “investment-grade, museum-quality automobile.” The car shows beautifully with its originality on full display. From the heated, power reclining rear seating, to the motorized quarter windows, this vehicle is equipped with a long list of unique features and power amenities. One of the most impressive features is the back of the passenger seat which folds down to allow the chauffeured "VIP" to stretch their legs out onto the front seat. Between the rear seats, passengers have access to audio and climate controls, including a tape deck complete with headphone jacks for privacy, and a factory remote control. Traditionally, the luxurious textiles selected for this President are preferred by the Japanese over leather seat coverings.

While the vehicle is being offered as mileage exempt, it has been inspected and certified by JEVIC (Japan Export Vehicle Inspection Center) to be actual kilometers. The original hardcopy JEVIC certificate is supplied with the vehicle.

This 1987 Nissan President Sovereign VIP Limousine is truly a rare find, especially in the United States. Its condition, as well as its numerous amenities and luxury features make it a very desirable vehicle. With the growing popularity of Japanese collector cars, it’s safe to say this would make a great addition to any collection.

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