What a difference a day makes. That’s about the time left for collectors to bid on two Nissan race cars from the last decade of the 20th century—an era of notorious innovation in motorsport. The online platform Stratas Auctions is offering a 1990 NPT-90 and a 1989 300ZX Turbo IMSA GTO, cars that competed in different classes but both hail from the Japanese marque’s heyday in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GT series.
From 1988 through 1991, Nissan driver Geoff Brabham dominated IMSA’s Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) division, with the NPT-90 playing an important role. By 1989, Nissan and Electramotive Engineering, working under the combined banner of Nissan Performance Technology Incorporated, relied on self-taught automotive savant Trevor Harris to help lead the chassis design and overall realization of the car. Carrying a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6, the first example constructed—chassis No. 90-01—is the vehicle on the virtual auction block.