Modern classic: 1993 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R up for auction at Grays

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

R32 at Grays front R32 at Grays front
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R32 at Grays interior R32 at Grays interior
R32 at Grays engine R32 at Grays engine

Having exploded in value in recent years, there’s one up for grabs at Grays online

The R32-generation Nissan Skyline GT-R has a divisive place in Australian motoring history.

Whether known in fame or infamy, the R32 GT-R is a modern hit in the global car collecting community, as in just over five years, they’ve exploded from cheap-performance weapons to full-blown collectibles.


Most desired are the 100 Australian-delivered cars, that were initially imported for Bathurst homologation.

Most cars available are grey-imports, and generally go between $35,000 to $40,000 for an average example, or upwards thereof for a more outstanding car.


They’re hot property right now, and Grays Online has one up for auction.

With three days and five hours of bidding to go, the current bid stands at $19,409 – or about what they would have sold for secondhand about six years ago.

It appears to be largely original, and reportedly has 77,236kms on the odo.

It looks to be in fair condition, and lacks the common aftermarket exhaust and suspension modifications. The interior too looks fair, with all correct trim in place apart from the original cassette deck. We did note that there are some bubbles on the dash, which is common for Nissans of this vintage.

On offer for no reserve, and based in Victoria, the car could be good buying if the bids don’t get outrageously higher. They’re an appreciating car, and high in demand.


We ran the VIN and found the car to successfully match its build description; built in August of 1993, in Black Pearl Metallic. Interestingly, the VIN states that the car is a ‘cold weather model’; which was an option pack including features like heated mirrors for those living in Japan’s colder climates. Beware however, the fitting of such an option may imply that the car comes from snowy conditions and where salt is commonly used on the road.

We’d recommend going for a look in person if you’re based in Victoria and serious about buying.

Some things to inspect are chassis sills underneath the car and common rust areas around windows and in the boot floor.

You can view the auction here!

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