In what’s thought to be a new world-record price for a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, a gorgeous pristine example in Japan has sold for an astonishing ¥55,000,001, equating to approximately $712,000 New Zealand dollars.
That total isn’t the full price the buyer is set to pay, either. With taxes added onto the total, the overall price of the more or less an ‘as new’ GT-R is actually ¥60,500,001. Converted, this makes the Japanese classic a $783,500 proposition.
It had been previously reported that a sale in late 2020 which saw a Millennium Jade GT-R M-Spec Nur sell for $472,250 was the then-new world record price for an R34 GT-R at auction. But, it’s only taken a handful of months for this total to be eclipsed.
Listed on Yahoo Auctions, this new record-breaking Skyline is a V-Spec II Nür. Apart from its colour, the main difference between it and the previous record holder is that it’s, for all intents and purposes, a brand new car.
While the 6817km on the odometer of the former record-holding GT-R is impressively low, it’s nothing compared to this example. It shows just 10km on its odometer, with the auction site claiming it is an “unregistered, new car”.
This is evident in the comprehensive auction images that go with this car’s listing. They include numerous underbody shots showing an utterly spotless undercarriage. The cabin looks like it’s never been sat in, and the bodywork looks untouched.
The V-Spec II Nür and M-Spec Nür were both limited-run R34 models, produced to see off the end of the generation. Each got an improved N1-spec motorsport-tuned version of the RB26DETT 2.6-litre straight six.
Curiously, the V-Spec II Nür isn’t as rare as the M-Spec Nür. Not that this mattered too much to the bidders on the auction for this new sale, given the jaw-dropping high-dollar outcome.