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Friday, January 2, 2015

Nissan GT-R’s Skyline Great Grandfather Heading to Auction

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It doesn’t matter if you are a hardcore JDM fan or not, when the words “Skyline” or “GT-R” are uttered, people tend to stand up and take notice.

Those conversations, though, are usually reserved to the last few generations of Japan’s infamous Godzilla monster. That however wouldn’t be the case if weren’t for this car here, the 1968 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka.

Derived from the regular 1968 Skyline 2000GT-R, the Hakosuka Skyline was the ultimate Skyline. It featured a 2.0-liter twin overhead cam, 24-valve S20 inline-six cylinder engine making a staggering wait for it…160 horsepower. Which, for the time, was wicked fast.




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While some Skylines are still illegal here in the U.S., the car above — because it’s over 25 years old and not subject to the idiotic Chicken Tax laws — can now be yours. Thanks to RM Auctions, this pristine example with only 36,000 miles on the odometer will go up for auction January 15th in Arizona. Without Reserve.

Without Reserve means you could potentially get this fine example of Japanese speed for next to nothing! Or it could go for the auction estimate of $100,000 to $150,000, at which point we’d all be out of the running. However, if you’re in the market for classic Japanese sports cars, then head on over to RM‘s page and check this beautiful example for yourself.





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