“I knew it could be crushed,” Billy Crider told me quite simply. “I never hid that from anyone.” What’s more complicated is why he bought a car that the Feds could (and did) eventually take away from him, and what legal confusion let him keep the car for so long.
The owner says he had no idea his imported R33 Nissan Skyline wasn’t legal in the U.S. The Feds crushed it anyway. [UPDATE]
Nissan’s Nismo division supposedly planned to build 100 Skyline GT-R Nismo 400Rs for 1997, but only 44 left the factory before the R33 got discontinued the following year. This is chassis #037 at full throttle.
I am proud to announce that I have officially sold my Nissan Skyline GT-R. This means I will no longer accidentally open the passenger door to my normal car when I’m trying to go somewhere.
I recently took my Nissan Skyline GT-R to CarMax for a used vehicle appraisal. This is the least likely place you’d expect to see a Nissan Skyline GT-R, except possibly for the member parking lot at your local VFW hall.
It’s not every day that you get to test the veracity of a dubious automotive claim made by an entire nation of car companies for more than a decade. For me, that day was last Tuesday.
I recently had the opportunity to spend an evening with several of the fine men of southern New Jersey law enforcement. This is because I was pulled over by the police twice in the span of 10 minutes last week while I was driving my imported Nissan Skyline GT-R.
It has now been four months since I purchased my newly imported 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R. Yes, folks, that’s right: it has been 120 days since I began coming into your homes and offices and telling you what it’s like to be mad tyte JDM, yo.
My Nissan Skyline GT-R is currently parked on display in a museum next to an original 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. This is an incredibly special moment, and it’s a tremendous honor, and I’m very proud of it, even though it’s also parked next to a 1988 Honda CRX.
“Jimmy, what’s your professional opinion?”
Whenever I get behind the wheel of my Nissan Skyline GT-R — a truly seminal Japanese performance car with one of the most enduring, iconic shapes of our generation — I am always overcome with a certain special, powerful sense. Namely, a sense of deeper respect for the men and women of the United States Postal Service.
I didn’t think I would like it very much. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m willing to admit it now: when I first asked you for car suggestions, and you told me to import a Nissan Skyline GT-R, I wasn’t very excited about it. I figured it would be just another used Japanese car: an overhyped, overrated dinosaur, and…
Last week, I revealed my newly imported Nissan Skyline GT-R for the very first time. This was an exciting, joyous event, and you guys responded by asking me so many questions that I felt like I was Neil deGrasse Tyson doing a Reddit AMA, and I had just revealed a secret love for cats.
It’s finally here. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right: after nearly three months of waiting, and transit, and customs, and preparation, my Nissan Skyline GT-R has finally completed its 10,000-mile journey from Japan to America. I’ve welcomed it with open arms, and also the occasional curse word when…
[A 1969 Skyline 2000GT-R runs with a Nissan R380-III prototype for a photo shoot. Credit: Nissan]
As many of you know, I'm currently in the midst of importing a Nissan Skyline GT-R to the United States. Some of you have asked why I chose the Skyline GT-R, and so today I must reveal the answer to this question: because I still have thousands of leftover Gran Turismo 2 credits I can use to buy sweet mods.
A little over a month ago, I asked you – the dearly beloved Jalopnik reader – to suggest a new car for me to buy and write about. In the days that followed, I received nearly 2,500 replies to my column and over 1,000 Tweets from interested readers — and I pored over as many as I possibly could. As I recall, they…
Everyone is always swapping Skyline motors into other little Japanese sports coupes for more power. This guy did something like the opposite.
He's just a guy with a ratty-looking Skyline, right? Just watch what he can do with it.
[Let me be brief: this flame-spitting silhouette Skyline at Tsukuba, 1984 approaches automotive perfection. Read more about this very car, an inspiration for modern tuner monsters right here at Speedhunters. Photo Credit: Nissan]