10km Skyline set to make history

10km Skyline set to make history

The Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R has enjoyed years of rising prices, but now a barely used 2002 example could make history when it goes for auction in Japan.


With the US just a sort while away from being able to legally import the JDM legend thanks to its 25-year ruling, prices for ordinary examples are expected to continue to climb, but this example for sale with BH Auction in Japan is no ordinary model. As well as having covered just 10km and never having been registered, it’s one of only 718 V-Spec IIs built with the Nür package, meaning it was fitted with the gold N1 engine previously reserved for race cars. Nismo believed that the standard RB26 engine required too much maintenance to use in GpA or GpN racing, so the N1 got a higher spec crank, thicker cylinder walls, better piston rings, new camshafts and upgraded turbos.

This isn’t the first time this car has been for sale, having been bought three years ago for 35.2m Yen (around £234k). No estimate has yet been published this time, but we would expect it to sell for upwards of £350,000.

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