Nissan Skyline/Patrol 1965-89 - 2020 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Nissan Skyline/Patrol 1965-89 market review from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide

Money has been rushing towards Japan as the collector market discovers early Nissan Skylines. Except for the 1960s Prince GTs that sold new in Australia we saw none of these Nissans as new cars but that hasn’t stopped local enthusiasts shelling out big money to secure scarce cars.

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Looking at recent Japanese auctions, some prices [19-22 Million Yen or A$220-250,000] are already prohibitive and that’s before adding shipping costs, GST or Duty. Cars already here, such as late-1980s HR31 Hardtops or the DR30 fastback, are equally scarce but can be found for a more realistic $20-25,000.

Consider also the 1960s-70s G60 Nissan Patrol which to date haven’t made even half the $40,000 sought by people selling F40 Landcruisers. Their time will come.

Prince GT/GTA 1965-68 $45,000 [1] 

Skyline 2000GT 1970-72 $135,000 [2]

Skyline GTX 1972-75 $185,000 [1] 

Skyline Sedan/Hatch 1977-84 $22,665 [6]

DR30 GT/R31 GTX Hardtop 1980-90 $25,915 [6] 

Patrol 1968-74 $5985 [15]

Patrol 1975-89 $10,530 [32]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2020 Japanese Classic & Performance Car Guide.

See the 2019 Nissan Skyline/Patrol market review here


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