This 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R in white with 33,488 km was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 15 March 2018.
It is a good example of the critical importance of physical inspection on auction day, and why auction information alone cannot be relied on before bidding.
The auction graded it 4 C, and the auction report stated genuine kms, NISMO bodykit and 18″ alloy wheels, aftermarket intercooler and suspension.
Negative points mentioned were: stain on seat, gap on dashboard, side mirror paint coming off, scratches on alloy wheels.
Our inspection though revealed a very different story…
All rubber weather strips were perished and needed replacing, front bumper needed adjusting, U2 dent on the side sill, rust / corrosion throughout the car including spare tyre and boot, and the body needed a full repaint.
Basically it was badly damaged by the sun and rusted throughout.
The engine and aftermarket metal plate clutch sounded and felt good but just the overall appearance of the body and engine bay would indicate either it had been poorly maintained / stored or had traveled many more kms than claimed.
We only source the best vehicles with clean and tidy interiors, and only vehicles we would be pleased to own ourselves. This is why we are constantly told by clients that the vehicles we source are well above the condition of most others on the local market.
The pictures are typical of the information we provide prior to auction for each vehicle of interest, with any faults shown so you can clearly see the condition before we discuss whether to bid, and your budget.
Whether you’re looking for a 1994 Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R, or another year, make or model, we can find it for you in nice condition.
It is vital when sourcing your vehicle to use an agent that takes the time to physically check each vehicle and looks beyond the auction pictures and report to confirm condition. Some vehicles may have an unpleasant smoke or other odour, rust underneath, or other faults which are impossible to know without inspection.
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