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Peter Anderson | May, 30 2013 | 7 Comments

The phrase Group A Nissan GT-R is rarely typed, written or said without the prefix "all-conquering."

If you're a fan, the phrase "mouth-watering" may shortly spring to mind: there's one for sale.

This particular example is the 1992 Bathurst-contesting chassis number 5, driven to victory by podium potty-mouth Jim Richards and angry wingman Mark Skaife.

The race was red-flagged in awful, torrential conditions that actually claimed the car which, despite its all-wheel drive hardware, slid off the road, leaving Dick Johnson to take the flag but not the win.

Current owner Terry Ashwood purchased the car in 2001 from Fred Gibson. Since then Gibson Motorsport has continued to maintain the car, with full documentation available right up until its last service in 2012.

The vendor, Ecurie Investments, says Ashwood is a "world-famous fuss-pot." In other words, "one lady owner, only driven to church on Sundays (since winning Bathurst)."

The car has a fresh Nissan Motorsport engine (good for 600hp, or around 435kW), rebuilt transmission and drivetrain, new AP calipers and brake rotors as well as a full suspension service.

It also has full original and historic CAMS logbooks, a transport trailer, two spare engines, four sets of wheels and bunch of parts, panels and electronics.

The GT-R wasn't just huge in the local racing scene. Godzilla won 29 races in a row in the Japanese Touring Car Championship, beat the massed DTM cars at the Macau Grand Prix and won the 1991 Spa 24 Hours by 21 laps.

Everywhere it went it cause withdrawals of manufacturers, controversy and, in the case of Australia, a complete re-formulation of touring car rules after three years of dominance, even when saddled with weight penalties.

It's not often a car with this kind of pedigree in this kind of shape comes up - it even has the original and now very-illegal Winfield sponsorship on it.

The price? Owner Ashwood will consider a near new Aston Martin, Bentley or 911 as "part-payment."

 
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