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Old 15-06-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Original Skyline showroom prices

Anyone know what Skylines cost brand new when they first went on sale in japan? (allowing for currency conversion obvioulsy).

I've got a 98 R34 GTT, just wondered how much it would have cost if i'd bought it brand new.. What other cars were they competing with?
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Old 15-06-2007, 10:50 AM   #2
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I imagine GTT's would be around 40k and GTRs were 50k new IIRC.

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Old 15-06-2007, 10:55 AM   #3
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i swear i read somewhere r33 gts-t's where 52k new
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This website has the original Japenese Yen prices:

http://www.motortraders.net/imports/...&model=Skyline

You'll initially be 'disappointed' at how 'cheap' they were - but then take into account how much money was worth ten years ago - and then near double it to get a UK price! (Going on the GTR's that were officially sold in the UK being roughly double their Japenese equivalent prices)
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The R34 GTR UK spec was 54k

I remember that from Top Gear
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Just checked My 96 Spec2 out of interest - Using Exchange rate in '96 an R33GTSt Spec2 would have been ~18k in Japan, At the Same time a R33 GTR would have been ~32k - think the UK R33GTR were around 50k as well?

So not quite double - about 1.6x - So R33 GTSt would have been ~30k in the UK.

I'll check a 98 GTT for you....
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Hmm, exchange rate changed a lot 96 - 98,99 !

A 98 R34GTT Would have been ~13.5k at the time. Using 99 exchange rate it would have been ~15.5k

A 99 R34GTR was ~27k - so as it was 54k in UK (Thanks Stusy) then it was twice the Japan price (that's where I'm remebering double from! - Some of that is import, VAT etc - but I think they still made a lot!!)

So 98R34GTT would have been ~31k
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Wow, only 15k? Thats ridiculous!

50k for a GTR sounds about right tho, guess its the equivalent to an M5 in terms of power and performance
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according to CAP, from 98-99 Skyline GTR Vspec uk cost 49825!
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Just to confirm what was prerviously said R33 GTR was around 48,000 UK Spec
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someone tell me what the gts4 would have been ...? 269.6 ten thousand yen ...? im lost........?
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You are right Hesh!

If you calculate it back in to Euro (or GBP), it is just silly money, soooo cheap!!
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Just to confirm what was prerviously said R33 GTR was around 48,000 UK Spec
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what i mean is how much is 269.6 ten thousand yen? ..i havent a clue .......i barely understand pounds shilling and pence...........ahhhh decimalization ..thats what ive been doing wrong?!............lol ...seriously i aint got a clue what the price in yen means so any pointers would be great
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