08-25-2009, 10:57 AM
:off: General question. A guy in my office building has a 90 Nissan Skyline GTR, AWD, 2.6 Twin Turbo for sale. Steering wheel is on the opposite side. It has 30k miles and he's asking $14,500. Is that a good price? KBB doesn't even list that car for Private Sale price suggestions. Thanks.
08-25-2009, 11:06 AM
Do you have a VIN? AFAIK, Skylines were never imported to the US. Some made it with a lot of paperwork. My bet is that it's either a converted car, or perhaps a genuine one w/ VIN plates from a different car. The VIN should give us some more info. A 1990 should be the R32 GTR, came with the RB26DETT engine.
08-25-2009, 11:07 AM
To answer if the price is fair, yes. It's a very rare car. That is, of course, assuming that it is genuine and not a conversion. Even if it is a conversion, if it's clean, it could be worth a fair amount. Ask to see all the VIN numbers on the car, ask if it's a conversion, etc.
08-25-2009, 11:21 AM
These cars can be brought into the US as "parts" then put back together after arrival and legally given a VIN for registration. Just takes a little experience with importing.
This is a good price on this rare car. Had a buddy just sell his R32 GTR for $22k with a few less miles, I believe.
08-25-2009, 12:16 PM
id buy it! so rare and so ugly its beautiful!
08-25-2009, 03:49 PM
I thought the older skylines were illegal to be in the states and would be seized by the u.s.
08-25-2009, 04:03 PM
If you tried to straight up ship one in whole on boat, then yeah quite possibly.
08-25-2009, 04:35 PM
i heard about people just claiming them as 240's, and hoping they don't get caught. im not saying dont get it, cause i probably would. just be aware of what could happen.
08-25-2009, 06:57 PM
Here in Canada you can have anything thats I believe is 15 years old and older. We have here in Halifax quite a few 4 or 5 Skylines, 300ZX, Supras, RX-7 FB's, Celica, 2 Soarers, Honda Beat ( awesome little convertible), Evo 5 or 6, Silvias (S13, S14) MR2's...... I'm sure theres more but thats all I can think of that I've seen.
Most of these look to be high end street tuned in japan and sent over of something. The Supra, RX-7 FB and one of the soarers are some of the nicest looking tuner cars I've ever seen.
Ive notice a few European cars making their way here now. theres a chick with a really nice Elise that sounds amazing.
I'll try to get a few pics of them sometime if I ever see them sitting still... LOL
sorry didnt want to rub it in.