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Nissan Skyline R34GTR 'ICHIBAN" for Sale


Vehicle Information

  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine Size: 2.8
  • No. of Doors: 2
  • Colour: Bayside Blue
  • Registration: 2013 (T)
  • Mileage: 52,370
  • Owners: 3

Vehicle Features

Technical Specification

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U/K Registered 15/08/2000

Chassis: BNR34004970


This UNIQUE car was created by Andy Barnes, co owner of SUMO POWER from an original 9000 mile unmodified R34 GTR which he purchased in 2001. The car was extensively developed as a show piece for SUMO POWER ultimately becoming the fastest U/K modified R34GTR over the 1/4 mile (road tyres) over the next five years prior to sale via the GTR forum to an enthusiast who kept the car until January 2009 when it was again sold to a European gentleman for use in France. The car returned back to the U/K 2.5 years later where upon ABBEY MOTORSPORT overhauled the gearbox and stored the vehicle. I purchased the car earlier this year and instructed ABBEY to complete a full check over, wheel refurbishment and mot prior to my collection.


Without doubt this is one of the most written about Skylines anywhere in the world and to quote Andy Barnes back in 2006.... I've lost count of the many shows and exhibitions that the car has been to all over Europe and I think I have more than 10 magazines that she has been on the front cover of in Europe, the USA and even Japan let alone the hundred's where she is photographed inside and technically featured' Just GOOGLE up SUMO POWER or watch this cars outstanding performances on YOU TUBE and see the amount of information that still exists. For the enthusiasts who may not know this car's history they can then begin to appreciate the IMPACT and LEGENDARY following that this machine had created. Tax 31/10/2013. MOT 27/03/2014.


Information is held relating to the constant attention paid to this car by SUMO POWER as they evolved the Specification. Since March 2007 Abbey Motorsport detailed invoices are available to the most recent inspection this year. In total around £160,000 pounds has been lavished on this vehicle not including the purchase price in 2001!


Finished in BAYSIDE Blue the bodywork has a complete DO-LUCK bodykit fitted including a lift up bonnet, vented front wings, side sill extensions and rear bumper. The one exception is the replacement of the front bumper for a lightweight quick release version of the standard arrangement. I have had the front spoiler / bumper and bonnet refinished to a high standard. The current appearance is very pleasing with a lovely gloss to the paintwork, few marks worth a mention and overall looking just right and ready for the next owner to enjoy.


This car has the black leather interior with the seats trimmed exactly as the U/K supplied vehicles, the only difference being that the front seats have cut outs enabling the fitment of race harnesses. The carpets are covered with Skyline over mats and the interior has been carefully valeted and prepared and is now looking in very well preserved condition.


ABBEY MOTORSPORT bottom end rebuild just 4500 miles ago utilising HKS (Step2) 2.8 L internals inside an R32GTR block whilst retaining the original cylinder head modifications, camshafts etc as developed for SUMO POWER. Running 1.2mm Steel head gasket and HKS 28/35 Turbines coupled with HKS 280 duration inlet / exhaust cams produced a maximum power reading of 638 bhp @ 7600 rpm and 502 lbs ft Torque @ 6050 rpm at the hubs measured on ABBEY's HUB based DYNAPACK chassis dynamometer running Super Unleaded fuel and 1.5 bar of boost.


0.9 BAR 500 570
1.2 BAR 550 620
1.5 BAR 638 708



R32 GTR Block
HKS 2.8L STEP 2 Upgrade
Forged Piston Kit
Forged Crankshaft
H-Beam Connecting Rods
JUN Oil Pump
HKS Valve Springs
HKS Camshafts ( Step 2 ) 280 duration inlet / exhaust.
HKS Cam Pulleys
HKS Billet Fuel Rail
HKS Fuel Pressure Regulator
HKS 28/35 Turbines (1.5 bar)
HKS Exhaust Manifold
HKS External Wastegates
HKS Downpipes
HKS SPF Induction
HKS Twin Power Ignition Amplifier
HKS Racing Type SSQV Blow Off Valves
HKS Drag Crank Damper Pulley Kit
HKS Triple Plate Clutch
HKS Intercooler Hard Pipe Kit
HKS GT Type Intercooler
HKS Airflow Meter pipe kit
HKS Steel Head Gasket 1.6mm
HKS Oil Cooler System
HKS Billet Oil Filler Cap
HKS Tank Fuel Pump ( Feeding Swirl Pot )
TULLET / ABBEY repackable Exhaust System
HKS EVC 5 Boost Controller (3 stage)
MODIFIED Cylinder Head
PORTED Inlet Plenum
HKS Ported Exhaust Manifold
GOODRIDGE Fuel Line System
ALUMINUM Fuel Swirl Pot
ARC Prestige Radiator kit with swirl pots / piping / head / plenum cooling kit
SARD 1000cc injectors
HKS Timing Belt Upgrade
TRUST Oil Sump Extension Pickup Kit
ELECTRIC Radiator Fan FCON driven
BOSCH Motorsport 044 External Fuel Pumps
SUMO POWER Intercooler Fan Conversion
Electric Pump operated Fuel Drain System


Standard R34 Getrag Gearbox (Just overhauled)
HKS Front Driveshafts
HKS Rear Driveshafts
R34 Standard GTR Suspension Units Fitted
HKS HIPERMAX Pro Adjustable Suspension (Custom HKS build)
QUAIFE Front Diff
STOPTECH 6 Pot Calipers
STOPTECH 355mm Brake Kit
STOPTECH Front / Rear pads
IKEYA Formula Traction Adjuster Rods
IKEYA Formula Camber Correction Kit ( Rear )
IKEYA Formula Rear Subframe Spacers
IKEYA Formula Centre Roll Adjusters
NISMO Brake Lines


MICHELIN Pilot Sport 265/40 ZR18 N3 (101Y)
RAYS Volks VR.G2 Forged Alloys refurbished Anthracite grey


Do-Luck Bodykit
Do-Luck Floor Support Bars
Do-Luck Rear Tension Set
Do-Luck Rear Cross Bar
Do-Luck Carbon Rear Lamp Covers
Rolled Rear Arches
Xenon Headlamps
NISMO Carbon Side Trims
NISMO Front / Side Indicator Set
R34 UK Black Leather Interior Trim
R34 GTR seats with Race Harness cut outs
SCHROTH FIA Approved Race Harnesses
Wheel mounted Line Lock switch for Front brakes
Wheel mounted 4WD / 2WD switch
HKS Mixture Controller
FIELD ETS Controller
HKS Kansai Rear Wing
HKS Kansai Front Strut Brace
TOAD Alarm / Central Locking
ALPINE 50w Radio / Single CD Player


Totally usable on an everyday basis and will sit in heavy traffic without problems. Using 570 BHP and cruising normally brings reasonable economy with expected response, at 620bhp this is a very serious car feeling very powerful no matter what performance level you have experienced. At the 709 bhp setting the power graph just goes vertical! I have been informed that this car’s current performance level should see around 200 mph from a standing start in ONE mile! No, I have not verified this and maybe not quite the 9.68 sec @144 mph standing 1/4 mile performance (on road tyres) that this car has previously attained but sure gives one an idea of the potential. What a fantastic performance car!


An Internationally respected Skyline with press reports of the time stating that this was the most famous of the SUMO POWER demo vehicles. Named ‘ICHIBAN’ (Number 1 in Japanese) this vehicle was quoted as being responsible for setting records in Europe as well as pushing the boundaries of the U/K aftermarket scene forward. Currently in Excellent condition and fully checked over by Abbey Motorsport this piece of Skyline folk lore is not to be missed. Considering the History, Condition, Specification and Performance, the price of £28950 should seem more than realistic This is not some worn out, over described Skyline and when seen will fulfill your high expectations.

Please note the mileage of 52370 is believed accurate.

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