The NissanSkyline is easily best known for it's legendary '90s performance models these days, led by the GT-R that cemented its legend by conquering Australian touring car racing and Bathurst against a handful of Australian and European heroes.
Australia actually first saw the Skyline wearing Prince badges before the Prince Motor Company merged with Nissan. Ironically, the next C110 Skyline wore Datsun 240K badges in the '70s. This was replaced by the C210, which wore Datsun Skyline badges down under. The R30-generation arrived in 1981 during the awkward phase where Australian models wore both Datsun and Nissan badges, before the purely-Nissan R31 was the first to be manufactured in Australia as Nissan's answer to the dominant Commodore and Falcon. The R31 was a mainstay in Australian Group A touring car racing in Japanese-spec two-door turbocharged form, before the all-wheel drive, twin-turbo R32 GT-R's dominance spelled the end of Group A locally.
Only 100 R32 GT-Rs were officially sold in Australia, which was the only Nissan showroom GT-R until the R35 was launched in 2009 without the Skyline name attached. Hundreds of other C10, R30, R31, R32, R33, R34, V35 and V36 Skylines have made their way to Australia via personal or grey import channels.
The price range for the Nissan Skyline varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $5,500 and going to $8,140 for the latest year the model was manufactured.
The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.
It’s against the law to tamper with an odometer, but I’m sure it does go on. If you’re going to buy a car like this you need to have it thoroughly checked by a mechanic who knows them well. An experienced mechanic should be able to tell if a car’s odometer doesn’t appear correct.
Don't be fooled into thinking you're buying rocketship like the turbo model, the non-turbo 25GT isn't quick. But it does stop and handle well, and it's not a bad car to learn on if you're a rookie driver. Mechanically they're a solid car, well engineered, and reliable. It's important to find a car that hasn't been thrashed almost to death by a young driver already.
There are two ways of setting your car up to run on e85. One, the cheaper one, sees it tuned to run on e85 exclusively, in which case I don't believe it would actually run on 98-octane. The other, more expensive one is to fit a flex-fuel system, which is able to detect what fuel is being used and adjust the tuning accordingly to run on either fuel. The latter system requires the use of a sensor, the same used by GM in its flex-fuel cars, and an ECM to control it. That your car will run on 98-octane fuel leads me to believe that it could be fitted with a flex-fuel system. If it is there is no danger in running your car on either fuel. To check take it to a mechanic with experience in Skylines and they should be able to tell you what has been fitted to your car.
The Nissan Skyline is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 10L/100km for Sedan /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.