• May 8, 2009
Reposessed GTR headed for auction today – Click above for image gallery

Here's your chance to put Godzilla in your driveway for a discount! Of course, this GT-R that's headed for the block at Matley's Richmond Auto Auction today in Virginia will likely not go for much of a discount. Barring a transmission that's been launch-controlled into oblivion, this 3,011-mile repo-special appears virtually showroom-fresh. Carfax says this car is a clean, one-owner affair, and the auction company hasn't put it in the "inoperative vehicle" group, so we're guessing it's another case of financial over-reach brought back down to reality. If it were us, we'd be hiding this thing in a garage more secret and secure than Dick Cheney's undisclosed location while we sold an organ or two on the black market to pay its bills. You've got a spare kidney, but it's not like the GTR comes along every day. If you've actually got the finances to purchase a GT-R and think this one may be a bargain, you'll have to move fast – the auction is today. As long as you can make one or two payments before you start selling off pieces of yourself, you'll be fine. This tip comes to us from our friends at Hemmings, who also hooked us up with the Carfax, posted after the jump. Thanks David!



[Source: Richmond Auto Auction]

Vehicle Information:
2009 NISSAN GT-R/PREMIUM
JN1AR54F59M251238
COUPE 3.8L V6 SFI DOHC 24V
ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options

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No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
CARFAX 1-Owner vehicle
Personal vehicle
Last owned in Virginia
3 Detailed records available
20 Last reported odometer reading

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Year purchased 2008
Type of owner Personal
Estimated length of ownership
8 months
Owned in the following states/provinces Virginia Estimated miles driven
per year ---
Last reported odometer reading 20

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No total loss reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

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No structural / frame damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

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No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

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No indication of an odometer rollback. No Issues Indicated

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No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported

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Purchased: 2008
Type: Personal
Where: Virginia
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 9/4/08 - present
(8 months)

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Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
09/04/2008 20 Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Glen Allen, VA Vehicle purchase reported
Odometer reading reported
Registered as
personal vehicle

09/22/2008 Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Glen Allen, VA Title issued or updated
First owner reported

02/26/2009 Virginia
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Glen Allen, VA Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported

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  • 22 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      "And if you do happen to see a younger person driving one you can always bet he is wearing ralph laren polo shirts with cargo shorts and thong sandals on his way to get his bushy 70s style Ashton Kutcher hair cut with his moms credit card."

      Thats funny because I would have used this to describe the young M3 and Carrera preps better.

      I think the young GT-R stereotype fits better with the business-casual IT guy. Jeans with a tie.

      "Plus this car never will get the same respect as an R8 or a Porsche when you pull up to the high price restaraunt or gulf club. I saw a 55 year old man driving one the other day and he looked like and idiot. I would have alot more respect for guy if he was driving an sl65, m5, or a CTS-V. "

      Well luckily for him he's doing it for himself.

      You're entitled to an opinion, and the stigma certainly exists.

      But some people just don't have to give a rat's ass about who approves of what they drive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sign of the times... if not that, then the original owner has poor planning/financial skills.

      If they ACTUALLY had to repo it, you know with the shady 3am tactics and such, than this GT-R probably saw a few abusive days in my guess.

      There is a difference between turning a car in that you can't afford and having crazy repo men come after it. Either way the only thing I would be interested in is how much this goes for at auction. They arent hard to find and as a "repo" I wouldn't give you more than mid 60's for it. Factoring in the fact that it's used and in the automotive world it's a buyers market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That GT-R has my name written all over it! That's the exact color that I want.

      Now...all I need is a check large enough with my name written all over it. Oh man!!! Not yet, but soon!
      • 5 Years Ago
      sorry a talk about no20
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll pass. Give me a Corvette ZR1 please! I know they will at least stand by their cars when customers use launch control.
        • 5 Years Ago
        When the big GM bankruptcy auction comes you'll be able to get 2 for the price of one and the jig they were welded on!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nissan's warranty does cover LC.

        The Nissan LC actually makes the car go faster than if you just use the right foot.

        The Corvette LC has, of yet, only proven to be slower than if you do it yourself.

        These are not similar vehicles. People in the market more frequently cross-shop other 2+2s like M3 coupes, M6s, Carreras, etc.

        But to compare a ZR1 is just blog-talk.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Does it come with a spare transmission?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I guess the bright side of getting a car in high demand repossessed is the fact that it will do well at the auction. The original owner is always still liable for the delta between the auction price and the loan amount due. This looser should be in decent shape after the auction (other than his credit and the equity loss) and not be on the hook for a car someone else owns.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I had to stop into work yesterday, and almost forgot that a guy I know has one just like that one above. First one in the state (last year).
      • 5 Years Ago
      You are better off buying a Porsche.
      My friend has one of these and it only gets attention from other guys.
      I guess if you are into guys then this is the perfect car for you.
      As for speed and handling, I don't know where you can drive like that on public roads anyway so it is pointless and here in Michigan if you drive anything like this, you will soon be wheel and tire shopping.
      Take it from experience, I am out about $3,000 in wheels and tires so far in the past 2 years. AMG S class, not built for Michigan's garbage roads.
      In case you are wondering, women here don't really care about AMG Benzes either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Poser.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Thats great and all, but I buy a car for ME, and to hell with what other people think.

        I'm not vain, pretentious, shallow, whatever you want to call it. I buy a car that suits my needs and is the most enjoyable while I'M driving, by myself or with company.


        I can bring other attributes to the table when it comes to meeting members of the opposite sex. "


        Amen to that. If you drive a car because you want other people to fawn over you, then you've got serious psychological problems.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Thats great and all, but I buy a car for ME, and to hell with what other people think.

        I'm not vain, pretentious, shallow, whatever you want to call it. I buy a car that suits my needs and is the most enjoyable while I'M driving, by myself or with company.


        I can bring other attributes to the table when it comes to meeting members of the opposite sex.
      • 5 Years Ago
      No 21,you said a guy 55 years old look idiot in the GT-R and you have more respect for a Guy in Mercedes.this is completement idiot.you never ear what is a car guy,this guy is from the génération of Poney car,and a lot of those guys are car guys.I have 62 years old and I drive a Viper with Turbos,and I love it.God bless car GUYS.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Or just go to CarMax.com.

      They have three GT-Rs for sale: Two new 2010s and one 2009 for sale at a no haggle price!

      ..
      • 5 Years Ago
      It seems like only yesterday I walked into the Nissan Dealer on Northern Blvd and the Clearview Expressway and asked if they had a GT-R I could look at, to which the man behind the counter yells "I don't need kids coming in here playing with my cars!" (I'm guessing he didn't notice my early grays or my watch). I bet he wanted a buck and a quarter, too....
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