1993 Nissan Skyline ER33 Sedan
Who says you can't be different and practical at the same time. The R33 sedans fall perfectly into this category. A proper 4 door so no squeezing people into the back seat, a legitimate trunk, all while never running the risk of pulling up to another one at a stop light. This particular '93 comes to us with only 44K miles and almost completely factory stock. The only change up that has been made were a set of 15" ERDE Original Sport wheels. The two tone Silver (1N4) paint looks fantastic and the shade seems a little darker than what was used on the R32. In the pictures the color comes off a bit lighter than it actually is in person. The paint is in excellent shape for it's age with no real blemishes to note. It comes as no surprise that the body has been kept up with just as well. Even the factory rain deflectors are still in tact which is fantastic since they're rather hard to track down these days.
It's hard to believe the interior is 25 years old as it looks to have hardly been sat in. The front seats are in excellent shape free of any stains or tears. Even the traditional driver side bolster wear has been kept at bay. The back seats are only in better shape! The factory doilies make for a nice touch but could always be removed. The door panels are free of any fabric peeling which was a common concern with the R32's. This particular one also has the hard to find Nissan Puretron on the rear deck, which was an optional air purifier. The R33 came rather well appointed with full power windows, mirrors, door locks, and automatic climate control. All of the accessories are functioning as they should including cold A/C. Even the original radio and CD have been kept in place. The R33 received a nice interior upgrade over the outgoing R32 and it really shows. Not to mention the infamous dash bubble is no longer a concern.
Power is supplied from the robust 2.5 liter RB25DE. The naturally aspirated setup makes this ideal for a daily driver. The additional torque gained by moving up to a 2.5L over the outgoing 2.0L is particularly noticeable in the midrange power band making it a blast on the highway and around town. Plus the fuel efficiency is up a bit over the turbo variant. The 5 speed automatic shifts with ease and is quite responsive to throttle inputs. It does have two selectable modes for snow and sport driving as well. The RB fires up with ease and sounds surprisingly good at idle for still have the full factory exhaust. This Skyline really is turn key and ready for daily duty. Who doesn't want a daily driver that stands out for all the right reasons?
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint 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.