As the last of the “true” Skyline GT-Rs, there are a couple of facets to consider when one intends to sell a Nissan Skyline R34. On one hand, R34s seem to be holding their resale value despite the appearance of the R35. This can only be a good thing for present owners of an R34 Skyline. Although the R35 surpasses the R34 in every performance parameter, its radical departure from the series’ traditional styling and, more importantly, the inline-6 configuration of the engine makes purists proclaim that the R35 is not a true Skyline. Since its introduction, the Skyline GT-R has always been powered by an inline 6-cylinder. For these reasons, a serious Skyline enthusiast may wonder at the motivations of an owner who wants to sell a Nissan Skyline R34.
Only two really good reasons come to mind when an owner decides to sell his R34. The first one is to replace it with an R35. The second is to replace the car because of marital or familial obligations. Any Skyline R34 buyer knows what the car’s reason for being is. You don’t really buy an R34 to do duty as as a commuter car or to bring kids to school. So, as an owner who wants to sell a Nissan Skyline R34, you have to be able to show that in spite of being used for its intended purpose, Nissan’s recommended maintenance was done on the car. Nissan has designed the Skylines to be driven hard, but even a Skyline can only take so much abuse before an irresponsible owner neglects the car enough for it to become a basket case.
If you have modded your R34 to produce twice or even thrice its original horsepower, a wary buyer can even walk away instead of being attracted to it.