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This is a random question but what’s people’s view on skyline values over the next 3-5 years. 

Particularly for a clean r34gtt sedan manual turbo. Stock around 100k km

importers are saying to import a clean example is around $30k. They don’t appear to be worth that much yet locally but apparently the US can import and drive 25 year old cars (and leave them as RHD) so they should increase in value further so for a 1998 model there’s about 3-4 years before that

Any thoughts?  I know the GTRs are what they’re really interested in but apparently they’re still crazy for the r32 and r34: 

supra’s are also in demand 


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11 hours ago, benl1981 said:


As an owner of a sedan, I confidently say they will end up all rusting before they are really worth anything at all. Even though functionally they're probably better than the coupe, people buy things based on their eyes and hearts which means coupe all the way.

Nowadays you'd try and just manual convert an auto sedan, and enjoy driving the thing as opposed to it being a collector item.

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The Skyline-starved US will always be the eye of the JDM-bubble storm.

I think there's legs in lower-spec GTTs and such maintaining on the global market, if anything bolstering as fewer and fewer survive over the years. They definitely won't jump like R32 GTRs did post-2012, and you definitely won't see significant movements within your 3-4 year time span on the local market.

It's nuts over in the US! Someone just paid AU$180,000 for a restored factory 240z on Bring-A-Trailer.

MkIV Supra records have been set twice in 12 months with two factory condition turbo targas selling for AU$170,000 - then AU$246,000 a few months later.

But I digress, on the local market - unfortunately I don't think you'll find yourself sitting on a cash cow.

But then again, who really knows. Look at the all the local hero cars fetching stupid amounts of money - part of their rarity and appeal is the fact that they were nigh on impossible to move back in the 70s: John Goss XBs, even GT-HO Falcons sat on lots for months. [Edit: But again, you'd need to stick a GTT in a barn for decades to cash in that cheque].

My advice would be to just forget about the eventual resale value, and just enjoy your car.

If you're looking to tie your money up in something that you can drive and enjoy for a few years and do 'okay' when it comes time to sell, buy an R129 Benz, or take out a loan and get a manual 996 Carrera

(Disclaimer: Don't take my financial advise seriously...)

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