Pristine Nissan Skyline GT-R Heads to Auction at Pebble Beach
This is better than any $75 million Ferrari if you ask me. A pristine 1972 Nissan Skyline GT-R is headed to the auction block this weekend at Pebble Beach. It’s only one of about 1,000 made between 1970 and 1972, and it’s expected to come with a hefty price tag. With a 160 horsepower six-cylinder engine and a five-speed manual transmission, it may not be the most powerful car by today’s standards, but in 1972, it was tearing up the track alongside Toyota Coronas and Mazda RX-3s. PHOTOS: See More of the 1972 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-R
The one seen here has been fully restored from the ground up with a few additions like front disc and rear drum brakes. The wheels, and even the steering wheel, though, are original from 1972.
But here’s the real kicker — there are only 42,000 original km (approx. 26,000 miles) on the odometer, meaning it’s about as close to new as you’re going to find in one of these.
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If you’re interested, we suggest you move quick. The auction will take place on Aug. 16 at Pebble Beach, and the car is estimated to go somewhere between $125,000 to $175,000. And there’s no reserve.
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