Bidders at American collector car auctions aren’t the only ones who appreciate low-mileage vehicles. Last weekend, at the BH Auction held in conjunction with the Tokyo Auto Salon, a 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II “Nur” BNR34 sold for the equivalent of $290,000 (U.S.), an Australian website reported.
“While the Nismo-built N1 and Z-tune models are faster, rarer, and arguably more collectable, the chance to buy a R34 Nür with only 10km from new saw at least two punters willing to shell out over $365,000 ($290,000 USD) to snare the white monster,” CarsGuide.com.au reported.
Because of its exceptionally low mileage, the auction house’s pre-sale value estimate for the vehicle ranged from $250,000 to $270,000.
The Australian website reported that the sales price was three times the price such vehicles sell for with around 100,000 kilometers on their odometer, but added that R34 GT-Rs “have been skyrocketing in prices of late,” in part because of a younger generation of bidders entering the marketplace.
The BNR34 was the final version of the second-generation Skyline GT-R. The “Nur” was the final and limited-production model of only 300 units, according to the auction catalog. Among the special features was the gold color of the engine.