Ultra-low mileage Nissan Skyline sells for $290,000 at auction

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Nissan Skyline sold with only 10 kilometers on its odometer | BH Auction photos

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.

Talk about low mileage: 10 kilometers

“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.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the Web and becoming the author of more than 15 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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