They never offered that generation of Skyline outside of Japan. I think the charm is in their reimagining of American styling. It is a love or hate look, many prefer the previous 'Hakosuka' Skyline to the 'Kenmeri.' Looks aside, these have some pretty serious performance chops for an all around touring car.
To put it nicely, the asking price might be ambitious considering the cost to restore it. But with 197 built, they have a right to ask what they want and hold out hope that someone MIGHT be excited enough to pay it. I imagine they have received plenty of offers that might be more in line with reality (although that would still make it a six-figure car IMO).
I wouldn't say not valuable. If you read the article, one for these cars restored did sell for over $400K. The Miura SV is kind of an apples to oranges comparison. JDM cars have only recently become the new hot thing. One of these Skylines sold for $176K back in 2015. The Miura hasn't appreciated that much since then.
Granted, I will say that it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it is VERY desirable in the right circles, just not all... yet.
Must not be an avid reader. This is the sort of article you're asking for, right? If you write for one price, you're not gonna appeal to everyone, if you write about everything you're still not gonna make everyone happy.
@DT You must find something valuable in the articles since you read them all. I feel the articles are better balanced than you claim. Not everyone is interested in muscle cars and hot rods... I for one appreciate a spotlight on an uncommon Japanese car.
And look up their cars under $15,000 article from a couple months ago.