The R32 Skyline GT-R is arguably the most iconic sports car ever made by Japanese automaker Nissan. It has captured the hearts of millions around the world and it is, up to today, a much sought after car. It is a modern classic that begs to be driven hard, over and over again until the end of time. Incidentally, R32 was very much my first love when it comes Japanese imports and so, it does come as a pleasant surprise (not that I will ever afford to buy one here, sadly) when Nissan Japan announced that they will start making Skyline parts, specifically for R32 Skyline GT-R made between August 1989 and January 1995, as part of the new NISMO Heritage program.
The NISMO Heritage program is a joint activity by Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, Nissan Motor Sports International Co., Ltd, Autech Japan, Inc., and their suppliers. The aim of this program is to allow this modern legend to stay on the road longer by making previously discontinued parts that are essentials to drive or to pass regular vehicle inspections in Japan available again. All told, there are about 80 parts under the program and these include bumpers, crank pulley, emblems, harnesses, hoses, power steering piping, plus a bunch of other exterior components.
But that’s the end all, be all. The parts portfolio may expand with further consideration to include newer modern classics such as the R33 and R34 GT-R models. Prior to this program, owners of R32 Skyline GT-R only avenues for parts are compatible and/or custom third-party replica parts, and scrap yards. So, I guess you could say it is a good time to pick up a pre-loved R32 right now. Maybe? I wish I could, but old cars have no place here, unless you are filthy rich.
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