RM Sotheby’s has three Nissan Skylines up for auction at its flagship Monterey, Calif., sale August 18-20.
Built by Hasemi Motorsport in partnership with NISMO for the Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, this 1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R ‘JGTCC-GT1’ is a race-winning entry driven by Japanese motorsports legend Masahiro Hasemi to second overall in that season’s drivers’ championship. This example also claimed a victory at the inaugural 1994 24 Hours of Tokachi—the only R32 Skyline to win a domestic 24-Hour endurance race.
Acquired by the consignor directly from Hasemi Motorsport in 1996, this Skyline retains its works-built RB26DETT engine and Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission, and is wonderfully preserved and presented in its 1994 racing specification (Estimate: $500,000 – $550,000).
Joining the JGTCC-GT1 are two remarkably preserved Skyline GT-Rs. Finished in the very desirable shade of Midnight Purple over a two-tone gray interior, the first of the two—a 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R—indicates fewer than 1,590 km at the time of cataloguing and is powered by the famous 2.6-liter, twin-turbocharged RB26DETT inline six-cylinder engine, which is paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
Recently arriving from the consignor’s rarely exhibited collection in Hong Kong, this Skyline received exceptional care from new, and is entirely stock and “as-delivered”; unmodified from factory modification (Estimate: $150,000 – $180,000).
An exceptional example of the R32-generation Skyline GT-R from its first year of availability, this ’89 GT-R is one of few classic examples from the R32 generation that have survived to the present without major modifications to their powertrain or chassis.
Powered by a 2.6-liter, twin-turbocharged RB26DETT inline six-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission, this example offers a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the famous GT-R driving experience (Estimate: $80,000 – $100,000).