US Government selling an 'illegal' 1999 R34 Skyline GTR?!
R34 GTR is famous for not being (yet) legal to imported into the United States, so
Last year Kong Meng Vang owner of Vang’s Dyno Performance in Oklahoma was caught with $5 Million worth of pot.
Subsequently, his properties and a rather impressive car collection were seized by the U.S. Marshals, amongst them is a couple true JDM gems, - a pair of 1994 Toyota Supras, 1991 Acura NSX, 1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R, 2000 Evo VI Tommi Makinen GSR but most interestingly a 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR R34.
In case you've not heard it's illegal in the United States, as it's illegal to import cars that don't meet the US DOT regulations that are under 25-years old. (it's a pretty loose definition, you are going to need to google it for more details).
Due to this quite a few 'Godzillas' end up in a scrap-yard crusher. So what happens when the government sells you one? Well... It's still illegal, sorry. Description of the auction states the car does not comply with the EPA emissions and cannot be registered or used on road. However, if you are looking for a rather unique (in that part of the world) track-car, this might be your lucky day.
If you are brave enough...
The auction starts at 11 am ET on the 18th of March, so you better hurry up. The car is finished in the iconic Bayside Blue and shows just 74,125 KM on the odometer. It's of course specced with the legendary RB26DETT 2.6 litre twin-turbo engine, 6-speed manual 'box and 4WD.
Not much is known about any possible modifications, nut the car looks largely stock, something that will surely have an impact on the final price.
The engine bay looks pretty much completely stock
Interior isn't in a bad nick but seems to lack the original stereo, the iconic LCD multifunction display seems to be still intact, while it doesn't shock today, back in 1998 it was quite a thing.
If the GTR isn't up to your taste, check out the auction site for the EVO or NSX
Or the bunch Supars, Celicas, WRX's or a Kenworth Dumptruck if that tickles your fancy (or you need to move 1,500 pounds of ganja). Or one of the other 29 cars.