The most expensive R34 GT-R ever sold at auction yet
It’s official, Nissan Skyline GT-R prices are now out of this world.
Over a decade ago, buying a used Nissan Skyline GT-R in Japan, whether it's an R32, R33, or R34, wouldn’t cost an arm, a leg, and possibly a kidney. In fact, it was still affordable for someone who was earning a decent paycheck. Today, that would be near impossible as prices have skyrocketed in the past few years. To give you an idea, a new record auction sale price was set for the R34 GT-R a few days ago. The price? Over JPY 33.2 million or roughly PhP 15.3 million.
This 2001 Skyline GT-R M-Spec Nur finished in beautiful Millennium Jade with 6,817 km on the clock was just sold for JPY 33,205,000 million (car cost only) at an auction in Japan. According to GTR-Registry.com, this M-Spec Nur was graded 4.5A at auction, one of the highest grades possible for a used vehicle. From the looks of it, the GT-R is unmodified too, making it a more sought after piece.
What makes particular this particular R34 GT-R unique is the fact that only 1,003 Nur models were built in total and this is #247. Meanwhile, Nissan only built 285 M-Spec Nur models; this one here is #63. Though they are a bit harder to spot, there are numerous changes over the standard GT-R too including the color which was exclusive to the Nur.
For reference, this beats the previous all-time auction price of 32,000,000 yen (PhP 14.8 million) for a White Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur with only 10 km on the clock sold by BH Auction back in 2018. Yes, no BS – only 10 km mileage. However, GTR-Registry notes that it is still far from the most expensive Nissan Skyline ever sold, a 1973 Skyline 2000 GT-R (KPGC110) which sold for 47.3 million yen (PhP 21.8 million).
So are you still planning to buy a Nissan Skyline GT-R? Better buy one now before prices skyrocket even further. Expect their prices to jump even more once they become legal over in the US. Unfortunately for us in the Philippines, the only time we can ever see more Skyline GT-Rs and other JDM legends arrive is when the ports open to importing used cars once again.