Nissan Stanza/Skyline/Patrol 1966-89 - 2019 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers, Unique Cars magazine

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Nissan Stanza/Skyline/Patrol 1966-89

Excitement over early GT-R Skylines has cooled. Just one at $100,000+ was offered locally in recent months and that’s in line with the US$68,500 paid at a US West Coast auction.

The cars worth watching are DR30 and HR31 Hardtops – especially the latter – as they have a style that ages graciously and enough competition kudos to justify $50,000 pricing.

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Complaints that last year’s guide ignored the Stanza have been noted and it was good to stumble on a scarce SSS on offer at strong money.

Locally-sold 2.8-litre Skyline sedans and hatchbacks have become scarce yet remain cheap. Early Patrol 4WDs, unlike equivalent Toyotas, are mostly ‘barn finds’ that no one is very keen to restore.

Stanza $4600 [5] 

Stanza SSS $15,000 [1]

Skyline 2000GT 1970-74 $109,890 [1]

Skyline Sedan/Hatch 1977-85 $6565 [3]

DR30 GT/R31 GTX Hardtop 1980-90 $35,890 [1]

Patrol 1968-79 $3850 [12] 

Patrol 1980-89 $11,720 [14]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 Japanese car Market Value Guide.


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