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Collector cars are seen as such a safe place to "put" money that mainstream financial outlets regularly run stories on best practices. Air-cooled Porsche prices are so high you need a SpaceX rocket to explore their upper limits, and Ferrari is in the unheard of position of trying to convince investors to throw money at its IPOinstead of its early cars. Classic and Performance Car reports that the R32Nissan GT-R is getting caught up in the riptide, with values for 25-year-old examples out of Japan having doubled in the last ten months.

The cause leads to the United States, because collectors here can finally import the second-generation GT-R legally now that 25 years has elapsed. As a classic car rep says in the CPC article, though, the trend only applies to "really clean examples," ones with low miles. Road & Track spoke to a couple of companies importing them into States now, and they report that prices have tripled in some cases, and special editions like the R32 GT-R Nismo have gone beyond that.

If you're not looking for unicorns or Newfoundland Ponies, however, the folks in the business say you can find a reasonably priced examples. Because they were performance cars popular with the modding crowd, akin to our last-gen Toyota Supraand Mazda RX-7, there's a wide range of wear and tear. The inventory list for importer Montu Motors shows a couple of unsold GT-Rs for mid-twenties money. Chris Bishop at Japanese Classics thinks the present spike is down to early adopters; once they skim the cream and more model years can be imported, "prices will level off, and then go down."
 

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The prices for R32s are crazy right now. I don't think it's going to hold for the regular models for too much longer though since every year brings more supply but I'm hoping values stay good for the limited editions like my Nismo - not that I ever plan on selling mine lol.

I'm going to have to plan ahead in a few years when the R34s are close to becoming eligible so I can pick one up before the prices go crazy like what's happening with the R32 now


Oh, and nice to see the Legacy GT-R section getting moved to a more visible area now that we're getting the older models into the US.
 

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The prices for R32s are crazy right now. I don't think it's going to hold for the regular models for too much longer though since every year brings more supply but I'm hoping values stay good for the limited editions like my Nismo - not that I ever plan on selling mine lol.

I'm going to have to plan ahead in a few years when the R34s are close to becoming eligible so I can pick one up before the prices go crazy like what's happening with the R32 now


Oh, and nice to see the Legacy GT-R section getting moved to a more visible area now that we're getting the older models into the US.
As a R34 owner and in contact with multiple R34 GTR owners, the prices are already climbing as some of us (myself included) are already planning for your 25yr import rule as well. No reason why those R34's should stay overseas when they can be stored right next door, then move them south when legal.
 

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As a R34 owner and in contact with multiple R34 GTR owners, the prices are already climbing as some of us (myself included) are already planning for your 25yr import rule as well. No reason why those R34's should stay overseas when they can be stored right next door, then move them south when legal.
I'm in no rush. A lot can happen in the 9 more years before the R34s become legal in the US - the economy can soften, laws can change, gas prices can go up, I can have an epiphany and decide to embrace a life of poverty, etc etc.

Besides, I'm not done playing with my R35 and R32 and I want to see what the R36 will be like before I start worrying about getting an R34 lol.
 

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I want a R32, but the prices are still what I consider ridiculous! I think I'll get one in another 2 years from now.

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I want a R32, but the prices are still what I consider ridiculous! I think I'll get one in another 2 years from now.

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Two years wouldn't be a bad time to get one. The initial hype will have died down and prices should be more realistic - plus the V-specs will be legal if you want something a bit more special.
 
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