All image credits: Bring A Trailer

Every day, I come into the Jalopnik office, open my laptop and blog the blogs. I also have a separate window always open and one eye trained on my TweetDeck, which is how I saw this lovely red 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R pop up on Bring a Trailer. I think its shininess is what first caught my attention.

I mean, just look at it! Glossy and in that shade of perfect firetruck red that’ll surely alert every cop within a 30-mile radius. Right-hand drive, too. It honestly looks like the perfect Skyline.

But wait up, what’s this? An aftermarket tailpipe?

And aftermarket wheels?

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I read the listing most closely. “Modified example”? Oh, no. The mods are as follows:

  • GReddy T78-33D turbo kit
  • GReddy intercooler and oil cooler kit
  • GReddy Type R blow-off valve with a recirculation kit
  • Stainless manifold and external dump wastegate
  • Blitz twin intake filter kit with upgraded mass air flow sensors
  • Blitz LM radiator
  • HKS Super Dragger exhaust
  • HKS boost controller
  • Multi-plate high-performance clutch

PLUS a carbon fiber front spoiler and “rear wing extension.”

I felt my heart sink. The car is too modified for my own tastes. Let me be clear, I’m not against modified Skylines. I just wouldn’t want someone else’s modified Skyline.

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Maybe somebody else out there—someone braver, no doubt—will want this red Skyline. Maybe that someone is you. At the time of this writing, the current bid is up to $2,500. You can do it! Buy it and tell me if it’s actually this shiny in person.

Do me one favor though: Change those wheels.

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