1993 Nissan Skyline R33
The R33 is the most disputed iteration of the Nissan Skyline. Its updated chassis, improved interior ergonomics, and hefty displacement bump allowed this generation to redefine the brand. While some have shunned it as the boat of the Skyline era, it comes in at less than a 250lbs difference from the outgoing R32 while bringing a far more refined interior to the table. Fitted with its potent RB25DET these cars are the best bang for the buck performance-wise in the Skyline lineup. Our 1993 is finished in one of the more unique colors offered, Super Clear Red (AN0) really makes it stand out in an understated manner. The paint on it looks fantastic, there aren't any real spots to note as far as chips or scratches are concerned. The body is overall great shape, however, like all cars, there are a handful of door dings you can spot when the light is right. With only 83K verified miles it doesn't come as a huge surprise, however, it is certainly better maintained than one would anticipate for its age. The body has all of the factory Type-M aero which looks great on the more voluptuous body of the 33.
The interior is where the most noticeable improvement comes. The dash layout is very similar to the previous generations with a much more refined look. One of the best changes comes by way of the dash design; the R32 is infamous for its dash bubbles that crop up over time. The gauge cluster is still a simple, easy to read layout, with all of your prominent features only an arm's length away. These feature all of the standard accessories of the day (which are all functioning properly:) power windows, power mirrors, automatic climate control. The interior does have a few minor upgrades over the factory equipment. One of the nicer upgrades is the Italvolanti Imola wheel which is in great shape. Most of the factory wheels have deteriorated by this point since it's such a high wear item. Which chances are why the shift knob was replaced with a Nismo one as well. Lastly, a Greddy turbo timer was mounted below the dash for longevity sake of the turbo. Otherwise, the rest of the stock interior has been well maintained. The seats look great barring one or two little spots on the driver's seat. Both the passenger and rear seats look lightly used, if at all. Once you have a chance to sit in both the 32 and 33 it will become very apparent just how nice of an upgrade the cockpit really is.
Mechanically the R33's got a bump in performance with the introduction of the RB25DET. Not only was displacement increased but the turbocharger was a bit larger and redesigned as well. This RB25DET fires up quickly idles smoothly and pulls hard throughout the RPM range thanks in part to the newly designed turbo. With the bump in power and midrange torque over the RB20 makes the R33 a quicker car despite the added weight. The transmission was also upgraded on the R33's and is a stronger gearbox than it's predecessor. Shifts through the 5-speed manual transmission are grind free and smooth, while the clutch engages with ease. The only change-up from the factory is an HKS intake which makes the turbo a bit more audible when you let off the throttle. In its time with us, our technicians have gone over the vehicle to ensure that it's turn-key for the next owner. Many of the big-ticket items have been addressed; the timing belt was done 24K miles ago and we've replaced the valve cover gasket as well. Several routine maintenance items have been addressed as well; a new battery, fresh oil change, four new tires, as well as a recharge of the A/C system. For those looking for a particularly clean, all stock, car that's just as happy pulling daily duty as it is tearing up back roads then look no further. This GTS25-t is the ideal candidate for anyone looking to stand out!
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