• This 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R is a rare first-year model.
• Japan’s domestic market Skyline was imported to the US in 2013.
• Bids for this premium auction will close on May 26th.
Bring a trailer, who likes it car and driver Part of Hearst car, sold at auction 141 Nissan GT-R and Skyline GT-R, but it was never a first model year example.meaning is This 1969 Nissan Skyline GT-R Marks a rare and very cool opportunity.
To be clear, the Skyline nameplate actually predates Nissan. Before Nissan bought the Skyline in the mid-1960s, Prince Motors built the Skyline sedan and station wagon. In 1969, the Skyline officially became Nissan, the same year the high-performance GT-R was introduced.
The first-year Nissan Skyline GT-R was sold only as a sedan. Only 832 C10-generation Skyline GT-R sedans are believed to be built before the body style was replaced by a coupe in 1970.
The car retains the fender mounted side mirrors and comes with 14-inch Watanabe rims painted in black. The bodywork has bruises, the paint has many imperfections, and the chrome trim is dented. In a way, this only adds to the appeal, since it’s clear that this JDM legend isn’t the garage queen.
The C10 GT-R is powered by an S20 2.0-liter DOHC 24-valve inline-six engine powered by a Mikuni-Solex three-side suction carburetor (rebuilt). The engine has a redline at 7500 rpm and is factory rated at 160 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission and notes a week-long second-gear sync. Other mechanical highlights of the first-generation GT-R include front disc brakes and four-wheel independent suspension.
There are a few interior changes for right-hand drive, such as a fixed-back racing-style driver’s seat, a Nardi steering wheel, and a partial roll cage.
The last C10 Skyline sold on BaT is Modified 1971 Coupe It cost $129,000 in January. another ’71 coupe Sold for $95,959 in August. It will be interesting to see if JDM enthusiasts value this first-year sedan more.