The process is thorough, but not cheap. Expect to pay over AU$500,000 for the privilege.
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Nissan's motorsport arm Nismo has begun offering turn-key restorations to owners of its highly-collectible R32 Skyline GT-R model.

The program was originally announced toward the end of 2020, however a video documenting the first restoration appeared on Nismo's official YouTube channel this week.

The work required is extensive, and starts with a customer-supplied car. First, the body is completely stripped, and assessed for structural integrity. If it makes the cut, any areas of rust, or previous repairs, are then rectified to a factory-approved standard.

Next, the frame is dipped in an electrically-charged priming solution in preparation for paint. Any colour can be specified by the customer, but given the model's collectibility, many will opt for a factory hue.

The original 'RB26DETT' 2.6-litre, twin-turbocharged straight-six engine also undergoes a complete teardown, and is re-assembled by factory-trained Nismo technicians. Once torqued to specification, the engine is subjected to dyno testing prior to installation.

Once the interior trim has been refitted – with either newly-manufactured or repaired parts –Nismo engineers carefully wrap the car in protective wrap, and undertake a shakedown drive in a closed environment.

However, it all comes at a cost. According to Nismo's website, the "standard reference price" for the restoration alone is 45,000,000 Japanese yen, or approximately AU$550,000.

The purchase price of the car will vary, but expect to pay over AU$60,000 for an example worth saving.

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