Costs paid for R34 Nissan Skyline GT-Rs have soared lately (blame “Gran Turismo” and the PlayStation era) and a pristine instance at the moment up on the market will seemingly have an additional attract for many followers.
The automobile is one in every of 16 examples legally imported by Motorex earlier than the corporate was busted by the feds within the mid-2000s, and in response to its itemizing at San Diego-based Hive Auto Group the automobile was extensively pushed by Paul Walker.
The automobile is claimed to have simply 21,242 authentic miles, with most of these racked up by the “Quick and Livid” star who, in response to the itemizing, was picked to run up the mileage mandatory for correct importation. Walker was an avid GT-R fan, which is likely one of the the explanation why his character Brian O’Conner appeared behind the wheel of a GT-R on multiple event. Extremely, the studio really needed O’Conner to drive a Dodge Neon SRT-4 in “Quick 2 Livid,” as a substitute of the now well-known silver R34 GT-R that really appeared on display.
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II – Picture credit score: Hive Auto Group
One other plus for this automobile is that it options the R34 GT-R’s Bayside Blue hero colour. And people graphics it wears is from a well-known BFGoodrich poster that it starred in in the course of the early 2000s.
Like all R34 GT-Rs, the automobile comes with a 6-speed guide, all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering, and the legendary RB26 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6. The engine is formally rated at 276 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, although it is well-known that that is an understated determine to satisfy a earlier gentleman’s settlement between Japanese automakers to restrict output to 276 hp within the curiosity of security. The V-Spec II grade provides just a few extras like a normal limited-slip differential on the rear, stiffer suspension, and a carbon-fiber hood. This automobile additionally has in depth modifications, together with Volk cast wheels, a Belief exhaust system, Greddy Radiator, and Sparco four-point harness. There’s additionally a Momo steering wheel and Nismo shift knob.
What concerning the 25-year rule for straightforward imports of basic vehicles into the U.S.? The R34 Skyline will not be eligible till 2024 however the rule already permits R32 and R33 generations to be imported, and the GT-R variations of these vehicles function an analogous mechanical setup to the R34 GT-R however sometimes promote for lots much less.