As a born and bred racer, GT-Rs were predictably popular amongst modders and today many of those on sale feature a wealth of performance-enhancing upgrades. Nissan and Nismo themselves also produced a number of special editions throughout the car’s lifetime. As well as featuring prominently in video games such as Need for Speed and Gran Turismo, the Skyline’s place was cemented in pop-culture history when a number of heavily-modified GT-Rs appeared in The Fast and the Furious film franchise, being driven by the late Paul Walker.
Overall there were around 72,000 R32/R33/R34s sold over 13 years of production, but only a handful of them were officially imported into the UK, and it wasn’t until 1997 that Nissan gave the go-ahead to sell directly to the UK market. The R34 saw the end of the Skyline name, but the GT-R range was continued in 2007 with the R35. The R35 is based on the same platform as the Skyline, albeit an entirely new car.
So is a Skyline worth your cash today, and will we see prices continuing to rise?
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