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2000 Nissan Skyline BNR34 GT-R N1
Rare Nismo Homologated Factory Racecar
1 of 12 Built
Stock #0531

VIN # BNR34-001223
Less than a few hours on motor since restoration
21,000 Original Chassis Miles
Nismo White
6-Speed Manual Gearbox
Right Hand Drive Numbers Matching/Original 2.6L RB26DETT six-cylinder twin-turbo engine.
Straight/Rust Free Body. Restored by Nismo
Imported to U.S. from Japan in 2007 for Race and Exhibition

Offered at $119,990
Starting in the late 80’s/early 90’s, Nissan began to homologate their Nissan Skyline GT-R model for international motorsport competition. They were required by the FIA and other sanctioning bodies to create a limited production run of the car they planned to run. In particular, they aggressively competed in their own Japanese Touring Car Championship series as well as their endurance series called Super Taikyu.

The BN34 was the 5th generation of the Skyline GT-R and the final use of the Skyline moniker. For competition, Nissan homologated 45 V-spec “Group N1” examples. Of this group, 12 were delivered to Nissan’s competition division named Nismo to be specifically prepared for Super Taikyu racing. The N1 cars had no air conditioning, audio equipment, rear wiper, or trunk lining. The 12 Nismo prepared cars received a full roll cage, fuel, cell, air jacks, and several other safety and lightening modifications. They also received the new R34 N1 engine.

The N1 engine had thicker cylinder walls and water-cooling channels for increased flow. It also received an upgraded oil and water pumps to improve cooling and lubrication for race conditions. The pistons were balanced before assembly and the connecting rods were made of stronger material and balanced as well. The crankshaft was also balanced to a much higher level than stock. Higher flow exhaust manifolds and turbochargers were added for increased torque and higher top-end power. The turbine wheels on the turbochargers were made of steel (versus stock ceramic) and used a ball bearing center section. This allowed the motor to spool 400rpm faster than previous N1 engines. Finally, the camshaft timing was altered for more torque. The net result was over 500hp and nearly the same amount of torque up to 8,000 rpm.

This factory built example was sold new to the Susuki Racing Mechanics Team (Japan’s oldest continuous racing team) for the 2000 season. It ran in the JGTC (Japanese Grand Touring Car) and had 2-first place finishes and 3-second place finishes in class. After this season, this car primarily competed at the Pokka 1000km race held at the famed Suzuka Circuit. This is considered the premier endurance race in Japan. It ran this race from 2000 to 2003 (4-races). It captured a 1st in class finish at the 2000 race. Here is a video of the complete race: http://youtu.be/9neBkJtBaCY

The GT-R’s dominance in many race series earned it a nickname of, “Godzilla.”

After the 2003 Suzuka 1000km race, #1223 was retired from competition and fully restored by the factory-authorized Nismo facility. It was then sold to Jun Harada, one of the biggest collectors of racing cars in Japan. In 2007, the car was imported to the United States where it was allowed by the NHTSA (National Highway and Transportation Authority) for exhibition and closed circuit racing. It is not street legal in any state.

In 2008, a notable Southern California exotic auto collector acquired the car and had plans on utilizing it for private track days and possible club racing. The car went to a well-respected race prep facility where over $21,000 was invested in preparing it for competition. The car was used on two occasions and was run for less than 90 minutes before it was sold a year later.

Symbolic International purchased the car and began preparing the car to run the 25 Hours of Thunderhill race. Another $24,000 was spent preparing it for the race. The car was dyno tuned and the results at the crank were 540hp and 433 lb ft. of torque. Unfortunately, they were unable to attend. Instead, the car was run at an HSR exhibition event in Phoenix with only another hour put on the motor.

The car was then sold to the current owner who is a local Southern California racecar collector. He has owned the car for the past 4-years and has only used it to display at special invitational car shows.

Since arriving in the United States, the following repairs/enhancements have been performed:

New radiators
New turbos
Carbon fiber hood and trunk
New safety belts
Recaro racing bucket with HANS protection
Rebuilt brake system
New fire system and battery cutoff
Rebuild suspension
Mount additional radiators.

The car appears to be track-ready, but we recommend new tires and a full safety check prior to track use.

The car comes with no spares except for the original factory carbon fiber under tray (see photo).
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com
For tons of photos, go to: www.AutoKennel.com

Seller Phone Number: 714-335-4911
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Execution Stats: 0.394 sec / 16.0 MB used / 16.1 MB peak