1990 Nissan Pulsar GTI-R
The home market always gets the good stuff, it seems. Nissan is especially guilty of saving their really hot cars from the US, going back to the Silvia and the Hakosuka GT-R in the ’70s, to the R32, R33, and R34 GT-R and the turbocharged 180SX of more recent decades. In-the-know enthusiasts have been clamoring for these to meet the 25 year import rule, and finally some cars have been trickling in.
This Pulsar GTI-R is another example of forbidden fruit. Powered by a turbocharged version of the SR20DE engine found in the legendary Sentra SE-R, driven through all four wheels, this is one remarkably hot hatch meant for rally stages or track days.
This one is a bit rough, with some missing interior trim and what look to be paint blemishes all around the body, but it should be solid and reasonably easy to restore to glory. The roll bar eliminates the usefulness of the rear seats – it might be worth yanking the bar and finding new rear seat cushions to make this more useable every day.
It’s on eBay in Florida for $8900 or offer.