This 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR was inspected for a client at USS Nagoya auction on 22 September 2017.
Graded 3.5 A, the auction report noted rear and left side painted (W2 – wavy paint), rust and a number of other issues.
The auction had this one listed as a 2000 model, the build date however was actually December 1999 when we checked the chassis code.
54,000 km showing on the odometer, but actual total 83,000 km (due to replaced odometer in 2007) according to records supplied to auction.
Surface rust throughout the car was extensive with several areas of more serious rust – some of which had been painted over with black paint.
Sadly we are finding the condition of many R34 GTR’s at auction to be quite poor like this one, including major rust problems.
This is another good example of why every vehicle MUST be inspected in person. Auction grading means very little and does not tell you what you need to know about the true condition.
After seeing the extent of the rust we stopped the inspection with some pictures of the major faults, and didn’t go any further.
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 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR like this, 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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