¥17,340,000, or the equivalent of approximately US$170,000. It might be more than double what a BNR34 Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nür sold for new back in 2002, but it’s how much was being asked for this car in the ‘For Sale’ section of the recent R’s Meeting at Fuji Speedway.
Fourteen years and 100 per cent growth; if you’re an investment banker you will probably shrug at a return like that, but for a car it’s not bad at all. Actually, for a model that’s not even an ultra-rare or extremely expensive exotic, it’s impressively good. Mind you, the Nissan in question only has a smidgeon over 4,000km on its odometer, so you’d be lucky to find one better or closer to brand new condition.
That said though, even the ‘normal’ (non-Nür) V-spec IIs are experiencing a constant rise in value and showing no sign of stopping either, which makes me wonder: What will happen to these prices once the first 1999 R34 GT-R models hit that magic 25-year-old mark and can be legally imported into the US?
If you really have a craving for the R34 Skyline GT-R, getting into one now might be the only way to ensure you don’t miss out!
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