Would you pay this much for an R34 Nissan Skyline?
Fans of the R34-generation Nissan Skyline only have to wait four years until the Japanese sports car can be legally imported into the US. In the meantime, R34 Skyline prices have reached record highs. Just last month, a rare R34 Skyline sold for an eye-watering 33,205,000 yen - that's around $313,645, making it the most expensive Skyline ever sold at auction.
It was one of only 1,000 M-Spec Nur models finished in an uncommon color, which no doubt increased its value. We didn't think Skylines could get any more expensive than this - but we were wrong.
Japanese import and export company is currently selling an R34 Skyline for, wait for it, $485,000. That makes it even more expensive than Paul Walker's R34 Nissan Skyline, which is estimated to be worth around $400,000.
What makes this Skyline GT-R V-Spec II Nur so special is that it's one of only 718 examples in the world and one of only 156 finished in Millennium Jade paint. But while the car that set a new auction record had 4,235 miles on the clock, this one has only been driven for 225 miles, making it practically brand new. It even still has the plastic covers on the seats.
Based on the V-Spec II that launched in 2000, the V-Spec II Nur was introduced for the final production year of the R34 and was named after the Nurburgring. Under the hood is a modified version of the R34 GT-R's 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six with an increased output of 330 hp. Other modifications include stiffer suspension, larger brakes, and a carbon fiber hood.
Is there anyone out there willing to pay $450,000 for an R34 Nissan Skyline? Time will tell, but the prices clearly aren't showing any signs of plummeting any time soon. Alternatively, you can buy a brand new 2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo for less than half the price.