Nissan Skyline GT-R Buyers Guide - R32, R33, R34

KPG10(clone), R32, R33, R33 GT-R's
The Nissan Skyline GT-R is one of those iconic cars, because it was never really(other than in limited numbers) sold outside of Japan, that is regarded as a forbidden fruit. Its something that a lot of people have seen on videos, played in video games, and seen in magazines.   Now that the "modern" Nissan Skyline GT-R, the 1989 R32 turns 25 years old in 2014, we will probably see a few more of them here in the on the roads. However California still requires smog on anything newer than 1976(direct import cars 1975 or newer need FTP). I have been working on the modern cars(R32,R33,R34) since 1999, and done a few things with them. I will try and make a guide of what to look for, and some of the differences in the cars.  It might all not make much sense right now, but it will eventually. I have a Buyers Guide for the R35 GT-R that I keep updated. Its one of the most popular posts on It also actually helps me as a reference.
1957 ALSID-1 Prince Skyline

The first "Skyline" was actually a Prince Skyline the ALSID-1 that debuted in April 1957. Nissan and Prince merged in 1966, with the first Nissan Skyline GT-R debuting in 1969.

PGC10 aka Hakosuka

The Hakosuka or "Box Skyline" had the 2.0 liter, 160 horsepower DOHC, S20 engine.  The PGC10 showed up in 1969. A total of 539 cars were sold. In 1970 293 cars were sold.

Its much more likely that you will come across a "GT-R clone"


KPGC10 Clone in the US

The KPCG10 was the 2 door version of the PGC10. In 1971 the KPGC10 hit the roads with 682 sold. 1972 had a total of 515 cars sold.

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Item Reviewed: Nissan Skyline GT-R Buyers Guide - R32, R33, R34 Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris