In a remarkable offering for car enthusiasts in India, a rare 1986 Nissan Skyline R31, part of the iconic Skyline series, is now on the market. With an asking price of Rs. 13.75 lakh, this collector’s gem, currently not operational, presents a unique opportunity for restoration aficionados.
The vehicle, a non-GTR model, is known for its potential to turn heads in the Indian car scene. It’s registered under the AP09 series and is the second owner’s pride, having clocked 44,000 km. The Skyline R31, powered by a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder, 2.0L petrol engine (1952cc), is believed to possess the Nissan CA20E engine. This engine configuration is capable of delivering 105 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque, combined with an over-drive automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
This particular model is a testament to the legacy of the Skyline series, designed by renowned car designers Shinichiro Sakurai and Naganori Ito. The R31, produced between 1985 and 1990, marked a natural evolution in the Skyline range, known for its larger and squarer design compared to its predecessors. This model, affectionately called the “Seventhsu” or “7th Sukairain” by enthusiasts, was built on the Laurel platform (C32) and was available in various forms including sedan, hardtop sedan, coupé, and station wagon.
The current owner, based in Masab Tank, Hyderabad, cites a lack of time and space as the reason for selling this unique vehicle. They emphasize that this is not a distress sale and are firm on the price, seeking serious offers only. With a total of 309,716 units sold during its production run, the R31 Skyline remains a coveted model for collectors and enthusiasts alike. This sale presents a rare chance to own a piece of automotive history.