VIDEO: Watch an R32 Skyline GT-R undergo NISMO’s $433,000 bare-metal restoration

Late last year, we were in awe when Omori Factory gave us a glimpse into NISMO’s unparalleled restoration program for the R32 Skyline GT-R. Re-issued factory parts matched with meticulous nut-and-bolt attention to detail has culminated in the rebirth of one very lucky BNR32. To kick March off to a good start, NISMO dropped a video showcasing the magic behind the factory doors. 

Our eyes can’t get enough of the thorough process a GT-R can potentially undergo in the hands of NISMO’s takumi. From the chassis rigidity alignment to the electrodeposition bath, the process is nothing short of mouthwatering. Though we can only experience a tiny whiff of what it’s like for them to reassemble the entire car from the frame up with fresh parts, it looks like it must be impossibly satisfying.

We would gladly watch a much longer real-time video of the entire process from disassembly to shakedown by NISMO test driver. There are many OCD itches that can be scratched here. For a more detailed description of what goes on in this mind-bending $433,000 restoration, see our original article from last year.

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6 Responses to VIDEO: Watch an R32 Skyline GT-R undergo NISMO’s $433,000 bare-metal restoration

  1. fuel10922 says:

    This is an awesome video. I hope more manufactures offer this in the future for their respective heritage cars.

  2. MikeRL411 says:

    Just remember, DATSUN owner and cheapskate are synonymous !

  3. Land Ark says:

    For me, this is bitter sweet. I’m really glad they are taking the time to bring these back to better-than-new and lovingly working on every detail from start to finish. But it makes me kind of sad to know that, since so much money is invested, it likely means the end of the life of each car that goes through the process. Yes they’ll still be around to look at, but they’ll probably never be driven in anger, the way they were meant to be, again.
    Sure, there will probably be the odd person taking it out and doing donuts in the snow and thrashing the life out of them, but the vast majority will likely never see the open road again.

    This is not a criticism of the owners, it’s their car and that can do as they please. And at least they didn’t wind up in the scrap yard like so many others have.

    • Brett says:

      It is so true.

      When I first started messing around with old cars (and its too long ago to publicly reveal) you to buy, for sensible money, icons of the past and use, experience and save them in the process, and use them we did. Once the investors arrived, it is no longer possible.

      Investors have their place in any free market economy, but the sad reality is that the underlying endeavour is quickly subordinated to the money, and it has a exclusionary effect for most people who can no longer afford it. And the reality is that so many investors have no passion for the cars, or driving; it is just another way to make money, and feed their sense of entitlement and superiority in the process.

  4. BlitzPig says:

    It’s a normal part of the lifespan of collectable cars. I remember when vintage racing was still a pretty new thing here in the US, and you would see all kinds of old Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati, Lister, etc… cars at most of the races you would go to. Now? Only at the Monterey Historics and probably Lime Rock. They have become investments now, and far to valuable to risk for most of their owners.

    Sad really.

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