For many autophiles, the Nissan Skyline GT-R is up there with the best cars of all time, no matter which era or specification the car may come in. Now, the auction site Bring a Trailer has a clean and tastefully modified example of a 1971 Nissan Skyline GTX KGC10 up for sale, and while it may not be a true 2000GT Hakosuka, it’s about as close as one can get without spending upwards of $200,000 USD.
This particular example features plenty of modifications, ranging from an L28 inline-six engine that’s fitted with a Kameari Engine Works 3.0-liter stroker kit and triple Mikuni carburetors that is good for producing 186 HP and 200 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. While these may not be the Skyline figures we’re used to, these numbers should be good for getting the car going considering the C10’s dinky size and low weight, all while delivering plenty of noise from the stainless steel exhaust system.
Other additions include 15” Watanabe-style wheels, MK63 front brake calipers, air conditioning, power windows, a Panasonic Electronic Toll Collection system, a Kenwood head unit, and Pioneer speakers, as well as Skyline, GT Kai, and GTR badging. Elsewhere, fender-mounted black mirrors, front and rear spoilers, and black-finished wheel arch flares contrast the classic silver paint job, while inside, you’ll find a black vinyl interior clad with period-correct dials alongside the aforementioned contemporary updates.
Despite all of these changes, and the fact it’s not a proper GT-R, this hasn’t slowed down the bidding on BaT. As of writing, this C10 has a bid of $80,000 USD with five days left. We expect the car to fetch over $100,000 USD at this rate.
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