Not to sound like a crotchety old dude that complains about how the next generation has it so much easier than previous era, but I remember a time when seeing a Nissan Skyline was a big deal. These rare sightings were memorable and the first time I saw one in the wild was 1999.
I can forget the important details of my life, usually birthdays for those I love, but seeing a car that could only be imported was a big deal to me. So was Oasis’ follow up album to (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?. I guess my priorities have changed in the ensuing decades, but Be Here Now is an under appreciated album and I will die on that hill.
These days seeing a Skyline in the wild is not common but you come across them every now and then. They stick out from the crowd and for those in the know it’s always a treat to see one on the road. The world has changed. I’m no longer with it, hence the Oasis reference, and a right-hand drive Nissan Skyline imported from Japan can be had for a reasonable price.
This vehicle has been properly imported and now comes with an Indiana Title,” the listing states. “This right hand drive Nissan is instantly recognizable to auto enthusiasts and has become even more popular since passing the 25 year threshold which allowed these performance vehicles to be imported.”
It’s powered by a turbocharged 2.6-liter inline-six engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. The listing states that the Nissan has 152,743 kilometers on the odometer (94,910 miles).
The dark blue exterior is in good condition, but the listing advises that the matching front bumper is in good condition, but it needs the proper clips to re-attach it. The selling owner has been unable to source them.
It has a grey interior with front bucket seats and based on the listing’s photos is in good condition with normal wear and tear for a 28-year-old car.
I dig the past. Nostalgia is cool but I like modern conveniences like Spotify, as it is super convenient to use and I save cash on CD’s, especially for one-hit wonders. The future isn’t too bad for a middle-aged dude when he knows that he can finally get a Skyline easily at a good price.
The dealer is asking $28,900 for this 1994 Nissan Skyline, and the dealer advises, “Price does not include applicable tax, title, license, processing and/or $199 documentation fees.”