The Skyline 350 GT has received widespread acclaim in Japan and recently won Performance Coupe of the year 2004 in the United States, where it is marketted as the Infinity G35 Coupe.
The complete package offered by this car is superb. Styling and equipment are completely up to date, with a sleek new shape that has similarities in styling to the likes of Aston Martin's muscular looking rear quarters, yet Nissan hasn't tried to copy other manufacturers, but instead has boldly changed to a completely new shape - distant from the older R32-34 Skylines. So the G35 Coupe was shaped smooth. Air was channeled over, under, and through the car until the coefficient of drag was reduced to a mere 0.29 Cd. The result looks right from every angle, with a particularly attractive roofline too. Yes despite the cool styling this is a genuinely comfortable 4 seater with very high levels of specification. Comfort and prestige are part of the package to the smallest detail.
Equipment: Lights are HID for main beam with auto ON/OFF. The sidelights and indicators are integrated within the front light cluster. As standard the rear lights are LED type too. Attention to detail is excellent. Open the pilarless doors and the glass drops around 1cm. As you close it - the sound is much like what you'd hear closing the door of a car 3 times the price. Solid Quality. The leather / alcantara driver's seat has 6 way electrical adjustability. Passenger seat is also electrically adjustable. If there are rear passengers, the seats will slide forward electrically to let them in and the back seats are also bucket style with a storage area on the middle. Behind the front passenger seat is a handle which operates the seat slider too - to allow an easy exit. Thoughtful little detail, but it shows how much care has been taken in this car's design..
Audio consists of a Bose® premium audio system with AM/FM and in-dash, single-slot 6-disc CD autochanger with MP3 playback capability, and eight speakers. There's a retractable 7" colour LCD screen complete with a DVD database navigation & TV system. This can be converted to work in the UK, through a specialist company in Derby. The rear view mirror automatically adjusts for anti-glare. A Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel is fitted, complete with remote controls within easy reach - for the sound system. Aside from the usual 4 channel ABS and VDC systems, safety is provided by active headrests with side curtain & side SRS airbags in each front seat, as well as front SRS airbags. An alarm and immobiliser are factory fitted - complete with remote central locking. All windows are tinted, with the rear quarter lights and aft being privacy glass. On this example the fitted mats front & rear are specially tailored sports items. The pedals are alloy drilled items too. The door mirrors are of course also electrically operated with retract mode. Air conditioning has Dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control, enabling the front occupants to select different settings to suit themselves.
Start it and the electro luminescent gauges light up. Put this car into reverse and the door mirror glass on each side instantly rotates downwards so you can see low kerbs as you reverse. Of course, as you engage 1st gear, they go back into position.
Performance is provided by the same V6 DOHC 24 valve 3.5 litre 298 bhp / 260 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM engine that powers the much admired 350Z. This has a Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) for the intake valves. This is mated to a delightfully precise and quick 6 speed gearbox with a viscous limited slip differential. Sport tuned suspension is also fitted and wheels are lightweight forged alloy 18" items wearing low profile sports tyres of 225/45/ZR18 at the front and 245/45/ZR18 at the rear. In testing, Car & Driver Magazine (USA) reported a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. With the Premium Packaged version here, Brembo brakes are also fitted at each corner, with 4 piston callipers at the front and 2 piston items at the rear - with inboard handbrake mechanisms located inside each rear brake disc. VDC provides stability control, although this can be switched off when the mood for some rear end fun takes you. As a true driver's car - the engine has a sporty roar with plenty of torque off the line and a willingness to reach the read line of 6,500 rpm at a quicker than decent pace. Ride is firm, yet comfortable and quiet for motorway use.
We specially chose this example for stock, as it has the best colour of all - of the JDM spec versions, but also carries the 4 most desirable specifications: Leather & Alcantara interior, Brembo Brakes, 18" alloys, the Bose Sound System with Navigation and of course - the 6 speed manual gearbox. It's very rare to find this combination for sale in Japan, as most don't have all this spec, often missing the Brembo brakes, Bose system, or 18" alloys, as these are expensive options when new in Japan.
This example's of auction grade 4.5. It's in outstading condition throughout with no faults to report to the bodywork at all. Paintwork gleams and clearly this car's been loved and well cared for. There are some tiny stone chips on the front bumper, but these are so small they're not easily noticed at all. The reason for this car being awarded a grade 4.5 is because 3 of the wheels have minor scratches on the wheel edges. These can be left as they are (Pictures are available) or we can arrange for a specialist repairer to repair and spray locally where the rims have been scratched - at relatively low cost - in the UK. The interior is in near new condition with no faults to report. This has been a one owner non smoker's car since new. Note that the rear 350GT badge is missing... We could alternatively source USA Infinity badges if preferred.
Here's What Motor Trend Magazine in the USA had to say about this car:
"...the kinetic thrust and intoxicating voice of this drivetrain cannot be overstated."...
"...the G35 Coupe first groans with anticipation then sings with delight."
"If you could squint your ears, you'd swear it's a V-12."
"Onlookers gawked at the Coupe's sensually sculpted skin then stood slack-jawed as [it] leapt into traffic."
"Imagine classic Italian GT proportions mixed with an equal part British GT design restraint. Put it all through a modern Japanese filter, and that's the G35 Coupe."
"Three months ago, the G35 Sedan set the new sport-sedan benchmark. [Now], the Sport Coupe lays the groundwork for another upset, and we expected as much."
"If you can find a more stylish, better performing, four-seater GT for the money, buy it!
This GT350 will be completed to perfection by ourselves in our new workshop near Brighton, where it will be modified for UK use, oil serviced, fully SVA tested, taxed and supplied with 12 month's comprehensive Motorcare warranty. Now Completed and ready to register!
OTR Price: £18,850. A deposit of £1,000 secures. Please Contact us for further information regarding this Skyline 350GT or to source an alternative top condition & spec example.
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