Nissan Skyline/Patrol 1966-89 - 2018 market review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Nissan Skyline/Patrol 1966-89 - 2018 market review
Nissan Skyline 2000 turbo

Nissan Skyline/Patrol 1966-89

Except for the short-lived Prince 2000GT, Australia didn’t see any high-performance Skylines until the all-wheel drive GTR arrived in 1989.

In Japan though 1970s models are enjoying increased demand and sales suggest $130-160,000 would be realistic here for a 2000GT Hardtop.

The race-spec GT-R has sold for 80 per cent above that range.

DR30 Skyline sedans and hatchbacks sold here from 1977-86 are scarce yet aren’t at all expensive.

Nor in relative terms are H31 GTS-X coupes which were imported during the 1990s.

A few survive and have been preserved but prices don’t reflect their potential as historic competition cars.

Early Nissan Patrols aren’t as yet generating the same interest as Landcruisers but at current prices they’re worth a punt.

Skyline 2000GT 1970-73 $130,445 [2] 

Skyline KCR10 H/Top $45,990 [1]

Skyline Sedan/Hatch 1980-86 $4220 [4] 

DR30 GT H/Top 1980-86 $22,995 [3]

R31 GTS-X Coupe 1987-90 $12,930 [4] 

Patrol 1966-74 $13,835 [3]

Patrol 1975-82 $5815 [8]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Japanese Classic Car Value Guide.

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