GT500-spec JGTC Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R for sale

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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Rare opportunity to purchase a genuine and original icon of Japanese Touring Cars

While most local fans may place one of the Bathurst Group A competition cars as the holy grail of Skyline GT-Rs, Nissan’s motorsport ambitions in Japanese touring cars gave birth to even more unhinged variants which would go on to inspire a generation of young enthusiasts across the globe.

One such GT500 class JGTC car has been spotted on the market, in the form of this Unisia-team 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R.

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Available via Pit Lane Spares, the ex-Nissan factory works car is housed in Japan and presents fully functional and in as-raced condition. JGTC at the time boasted notoriously loose regulations, with 1994 and 1995 seasons dominated by a number of factory-backed Nissan Skylines.

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This was one of them, and represented the only example out of four which competed in the 1994 season, to have been newly built from the ground-up; while the other three competition cars were converted from the previous season’s Group A regulations.

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This car, along with the ‘Zexel’-liveried car, opted for rear-wheel drive and sent around 330kW through a six-speed sequential gearbox. The special works-developed RB26DETT motor and its twin Garrett turbos were moved 20mm further back than its Group A predecessors while the body was clad in even more aggressive aero with carbon fibre overfenders.

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Campaigned by famous Japanese privateer Masahiro Hasemi, the Unisia team car finished second in the driver’s championship, and third in the teams championship that year. The car also qualified and finished first at the Tokachi 24hr.

After being retired from competition, the car was purchased directly from the Hasemi team collection, and has been housed in the same private collection ever since.  Fastidiously maintained, the with only occasional use for very special demonstration events, the car represents the extremely rare opportunity to purchase a fully-functioning and original Japanese team works car.

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Prior to coming to market, the car has undergone extensive mechanical refreshening and has completed a shakedown to ensure full functionality.

Price is unfortunately listed as $POA, with Pit Lane Spares asking any interested parties to contact them for exact price, specs and history.

 

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