1993 Nissan Skyline GTS25-t Time Capsule
While we always strive to bring in high quality, good condition cars, some stand out above the rest. This '93 Skyline has to be one of the cleanest cars we've come across. With only 23K miles it's hard to believe this car rolled off the assembly line back in November of '93. Finished in (KH3) Super Black makes it arguably the best color combo with it's dark gray two tone interior. The paint shows exceptionally well which says something as we all know black is one of the hardest color to keep up with. The body has been kept up to the same standards; free of any notable dents, dings, or scuffs. At the end of the day the car is still 25 years old so it isn't 100% perfect, however it's cleaner than most 5 year old cars we see on the road these days. The exterior has been kept just as the factory intended, all the way down to the original wheels.
It comes as no surprise that the interior has been maintained just as well as the exterior has. The seats show hardly any signs of use and offer great support. The only two notable flaws are some wear to the door panel around the window switch which is rather common in the R33's. The other is a small hole in the driver bolster about the size of your thumb, both can be seen in the pictures. The original steering wheel and shift knob are still present which is refreshing as they're typically one of the first things to be replaced. Keeping with the factory feel the factory radio is still present and properly functioning. The automatic climate control does it's job well along with the power windows and mirrors. The only aftermarket piece on the car is the rear strut tower brace. The brace looks right at home in the trunk, but if someone wanted an all factory look it would be a quick removal.
The heart of the R33 is it's turbocharged two and a half liter RB25DET. The 25 is a big step up from the RB20 used in the R32. While fundamentally similar the power delivery is noticeably different. The low down torque that it offers makes around town driving much more enjoyable. The 5 speed feels great in the hand when you're rowing through the gears. The clutch has a very progressive engagement making it a joy to cruise around in. This one does come fitted with the optional Active LSD opposed to the standard Viscous. This can be noted by the "A-LSD" and "Slip" indicators in the tachometer. The engine bay has been left untouched and is nearly spotless. Our trained technicians have gone over the car and an oil change has just been done ensuring that its turn key. You'll be hard pressed to find a more authentic R33 without having picked one up new from Nissan back in '93.
*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.