1993 Nissan R33 GTS25-t
Pending Sale: $23,495
Stock # 5405
The R33 is a splendid sports coupe, and this 1993 is one heck of clean, low mileage example. Finished in a stunning Black (KH3), the body and paint are in good shape aside from some minor scratches, dings and chips associated with normal use. Prior repairs in Japan include a replacement drivers quarter panel. Offered with an incredible 40k verified and documented miles, this recently serviced Type M is turn-key ready to rock. Boasting a spacious cabin filled with electric amenities and plenty of performance upgrades, this fast and fun Type M would make for a killer commuter or special weekend play toy. For those who want it all, this collectible and striking Skyline is a sure bet, and a certified Japanese Classic.
The cabin is in above average shape overall and was cared for in a prior life. The view of the road ahead is unobstructed and clear and the switchgear is all at hand. The dash is in good shape lacking any cracking or distortion. The driver benefits from electric locks, power mirrors, power windows, and an adjustable steering column. These all work like a charm and make daily use enjoyable. The same can be said for the OEM audio system and factory digital climate control. Cold A/C and piping hot heat are on hand to ensure cockpit temperatures are comfortable no matter the season, or climate outside. The seats are in above-average shape and upholstered in a soft, gray cloth. Perhaps due to sun damage the rear seats were redyed at some point as you can tell in our photo set. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are supportive for longer-duration freeway stints. The carpets, headliner, and door cards have resisted major abuse over the years and look better than cars a third of this R33's age. That's not to say that the cabin is perfect as the passenger side power-folding mirror no longer power folds but can still be folded in manually, the gas gauge is inoperable, and the trunk has no carpet lining. Still, at 25 years old, it was clear this car was kept up quite well in Japan and the next owners will surely agree.
The chassis is really good for this ninth-generation Skyline. It's stiffer, handles well, and is balanced with nearly 50/50 weight distribution. The best part is the extra .5L displacement bump over the R32's 2.0L turbo engine. This RB25DET makes gobs of power down low and pulls hard to redline. It's fresh off an oil and filter service and turns over promptly with the twist of the key. New spark plugs and a new fuel filter ensure the straight-six runs smoothly, and it idles with hardly a vibration. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a slick-shifting automatic gearbox. Acceleration is impressive and a stainless cat-back adds a throatier tone and a few extra ponies. Adjustable coilovers lower the ride height a touch and thanks to a pair of front and rear strut tower braces, the Skyline is firm and flat through the twisties. The brakes are responsive and the 18" Advan AVS Model 7 wheels are all wrapped in nearly new rubber at all four corners. It's really hard to fault the driveline, and this composed and predictable Nissan drives even better than it looks.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.