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RE: NISMO Heritage parts service launched

RE: NISMO Heritage parts service launched

Friday 24th November 2017

NISMO Heritage parts service launched

Japan-based R32 GT-R owner? Restoration should now be a fair bit easier...



It won't have escaped anyone's attention, least of all Nissan's, that prices of the R32 Skyline GT-R have surged in recent years. It's 2014 legalisation under American import laws, the maturing of kids who loved the car virtually, and the conspicuous value for money they once represented have all contributed to a meteoric rise; once £12K bought a reasonable one, where now the best cars are £50K plus.

Any excuse to feature a Calsonic R32...
Any excuse to feature a Calsonic R32...
As such a Skyline is becoming highly prized, and condition is important - it stands to make you more money, after all. Combine this with the car's 30th birthday at the end of the decade and the introduction of NISMO heritage parts for the R32 makes a great deal of sense. A joint project between Nissan, NISMO and Autech, from December 1st around 80 per cent of the parts "that are indispensable for the car to drive or to pass regular vehicle inspections in Japan" will be put on sale. Furthermore, if the original can no longer be made for whatever reason, NISMO will "consider methods of replacing these parts using substitute, rebuilt or overhauled products". So there'll be no excuse not to finish that project!

The NISMO Heritage range will be launched at this weekend's NISMO festival at Fuji, which sounds a National A licence test away from a GT fan's wet dream. While it could be said that a range of parts being launched in Japan for a car only ever sold in Japan is of limited relevance here, it could mean an even higher quality of R32 imports eventually making it to the UK. And with other parts, including those for other Skyline GT-Rs, under consideration for future release, the scope of the programme could be even greater still.

Should you be unable to wait until then though, this 1991 GT-R looks wonderful and is priced at £25K. And when even double that can't get you into a 100K-mile E30 M3, perhaps there's still room for some Heritage enhanced Skylines to push prices up.

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WCZ

Original Poster:

4,892 posts

119 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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awesome! this will be extremely expensive though

chunder27

333 posts

133 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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Interesting

My uncle has a bog stock R33 GTR and really struggled to find standard Nissan parts for it

Especially an exhaust system as the original was beyond repair.

He HAD to fit something but annoyingly it is wide and loud though stainless. And he hates the fact it is wide and loud!!!

So one wonders if eventually he might be able to get something here, he tried contacting people in Japan, the US and everywhere in the UK, but struggled to find a new OE exhaust!!

dibblecorse

3,774 posts

117 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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chunder27 said:
Interesting

My uncle has a bog stock R33 GTR and really struggled to find standard Nissan parts for it

Especially an exhaust system as the original was beyond repair.

He HAD to fit something but annoyingly it is wide and loud though stainless. And he hates the fact it is wide and loud!!!

So one wonders if eventually he might be able to get something here, he tried contacting people in Japan, the US and everywhere in the UK, but struggled to find a new OE exhaust!!
Could he not have got one fabricated that stayed with the OE dimensions?

sgtBerbatov

416 posts

6 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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WCZ said:
awesome! this will be extremely expensive though
It's all relative if the car is now worth £50,000.

IdiotRace

65 posts

111 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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Are R32 GT-R's really now selling for £50K?
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Hol

4,236 posts

125 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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IdiotRace said:
Are R32 GT-R's really now selling for £50K?
It's not the only reason, but because of the age, they now become an attractive proposition for the US markets, which helped.

KarlMac

2,845 posts

66 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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IdiotRace said:
Are R32 GT-R's really now selling for £50K?
Maybe some of the rarer v spec but not most.

rb26

668 posts

111 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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KarlMac said:
Maybe some of the rarer v spec but not most.
Last time I checked a good standard R32 Skyline GTR was in the mid twenties. R34 GTRs are now anywhere from £30-150k depending on the model. Looks like the Playstation generation are coming into more money and/or the baby boomers are hoarding another generation of icons....

paulg390

502 posts

159 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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chunder27 said:
Interesting

My uncle has a bog stock R33 GTR and really struggled to find standard Nissan parts for it

Especially an exhaust system as the original was beyond repair.

He HAD to fit something but annoyingly it is wide and loud though stainless. And he hates the fact it is wide and loud!!!

So one wonders if eventually he might be able to get something here, he tried contacting people in Japan, the US and everywhere in the UK, but struggled to find a new OE exhaust!!
Had exactly the same issue so when I eventually found a decent secondhand one I put it straight into dry storage to keep, while I also sadly had to put on something non-standard. luckily it's still twin exit pipes and not too loud... hoping this will mean new OEM ones will be available before too long. rolleyes