Chokdee.info / Nissan | April 26, 2017 12:59
Heritage program to help keep more R32 GT-Rs on the road
With production officially ending in 1994, the R32 Skyline GT-R has been long been out of production for over 20 years. That said, parts for R32 GT-R have also been out of production for a number of years, while other parts are just plain hard to find. If you do happen to chance on the parts, they probably cost an arm and a leg, or more.
Nissan's in-house tuning and racing shop, NISMO, however, has revealed that they have established a heritage parts program to provide brand new restoration parts for the already aging R32 GT-R. The announcement of the heritage program was part of an announcement made by NISMO presented by Takao Katagiri, the head of NISMO.
NISMO's heritage program is said to begin with the R32 GT-R, but will likely expand into other historically significant Nissan performance vehicles. The expansion would give other Nissan performance vehicle owners the choice to source new parts as well.
Having a heritage program is nothing new to NISMO as other automakers such as Jaguar and Land Rover to name a few, also have similar programs to support and keep their classic cars on the streets. Unlike their classic vehicles which were produced in the 60's to the 70's, the R32 GT-R was originally produced in 1989. It seems as though Nissan has already considered the R32 GT-R to be a classic.
As of the moment, there is no news whether customers outside of Japan will be able to buy these parts. It is still however big news, especially for R32 GTR owners, as they can now opt to buy OEM parts directly from the manufacturer.