When it comes to “JDM hero” cars, the Nissan Skyline GT-R must surely be the king of the hill.
While cars like the Toyota Supra MK4, Mazda RX-7 and Honda NSX are all incredibly desirable (and superb cars in their own right) it’s the ‘Godzilla’ that is the most coveted of all, especially the R34 GT-R … the final evolution of the best of the best.
If you’re on the market for an R34 GT-R, then here’s a great opportunity for you.
Trade In Warehouse (a car dealer in Christchurch, New Zealand – just down the road from where we are based) is selling this superb-looking 1999 R34 GT-R.
You can view the full listing for this particular R34 GT-R here.
Prices on these cars have been soaring – we covered this in our article on why the Nissan Skyline is so expensive.
Although the “sticker shock” factor is big with these cars, it’s entirely possible that in a few years time we will look back and think that GT-Rs at this sort of price point were comparatively good value (of course we are not here to give you investment advice … if we had the means to buy such a car it would be for the purpose of driving and enjoying as the manufacturer intended, not holding as an investment – any ‘financial gains’ would be an added bonus).
What you need to know:
- 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
- Some minor engine/drivetrain modifications such as an HKS air filter kit, Greddy intercooler piping and HKS cat-back exhaust
- Some appearance mods, e.g. 18″ Work Emotion wheels and Z-Tune bodykit accessories
- Great original condition (apart from some basic mods that would be easy enough to reverse if you were highly committed to originally – but we happen to like the look)
- Asking price of $279,990 NZD (~$197,000 USD at the time of writing)
You can check out the full listing for this car here.
Trade In Warehouse haven’t indicated specifically in the listing, but I imagine they would probably be open to exporting a car like this overseas. If you are based outside of New Zealand and interested in buying, it would be well worth asking.
Although the Nissan Skyline is basically illegal in the United States, as these cars get older they do become eligible for import, so we are seeing increasing numbers of these JDM hero cars snapped up in anticipation of becoming even more valuable when they do become road legal in America (not sure exactly what JDM means? Read our JDM meaning guide for more information).
If you are thinking about buying an R34 GT-R (or you would simply like to learn more about these legendary cars) then make sure that you take the time to read our detailed R34 GT-R buyer’s guide and model history here – this is the most in-depth guide on the Internet to finding, inspecting and buying an R34 GT-R.
When you consider that these aren’t exactly cheap cars, it’s well worth taking the time to read our buyer’ guide to ensure that you are getting the best example possible for your money!
We would also love to hear what you think about this particular R34 GT-R for sale. Would you go for it if you had the money? What spec/trim would you prefer?
Feel free to leave a comment below – we would love to hear from you.