1993 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25-t
Available for: $12,995
Stock Number: 4270
The R32 Skyline gets all the hype, but plenty of enthusiasts believe the R33 is the better car. Fitted with a larger displacement turbo motor, increased chassis rigidity, and a more premium interior, its hard for us to disagree. This 1993 sedan is finished in a Silver/Gray Two-Tone (1N4/KL0) and the body is devoid of any major imperfections. Offered with only 47K verified miles, this Type M is up to date on maintenance, and ready to hit our US roadways.
The interior of this particular GTS25-t is incredible. The old owners really cared for this one, and the interior is above average even compared to most of the vehicles that we retail, let alone R33s. The cockpit is thoughtfully laid out and uses much more expensive materials than the prior generation. The center stack and gauge cluster are all canted slightly towards the driver, to emphasize his or her importance. The gauges, controls, and switchgear are all easy to read, and the R33s come with a standard digital quartz clock. The adjustable steering column allows for drivers of all sizes to fit in comfort and the steering wheel itself is near mint. The dash quality, which is a huge upgrade over the R32, is neither cracked or faded. The material is a different hard plastic, and it should be mentioned that noise, vibration, and harshness is noticeably reduced over the car it replaces. The carpets, door cards, and headliner are all in above average shape for a car of this age, and the OEM mats are included as well. The A/C and digital climate system work as they should and long cruises can be accomplished in comfort. This one even comes with the particularly rare factory accessory NavaN gear selector. The gray seats are incredibly soft to the touch, and the front and rear rows have nary a blemish. The final creature comforts to note are power locks, mirrors, windows, and even a cup holder! OEM audio is clear as day, and the digital displace is functioning as it should.
The drivetrain equipped in this sleek sedan makes it quite the sleeper. The increased displacement from Nissan's legendary RB25DET results in a substantial amount more torque. Benefitting from a new 12V battery, the straight-six lurches to life and sets into a nearly vibration-free idle. The engine revs freely and has also received a fresh oil and filter service, ensuring the next three thousand miles are maintenance-free. Acceleration is brisk, and the RWD sedan hustles up to and above legal speeds with ease. The automatic transmission shifts without a hitch or groan, and frankly, is faster than the manual transmission-equipped car. Since the auto cars don't need to lift in between shifts there's never a lag in boost meaning that power is incredibly linear. The OEM suspension soaks up all the bumps, and the factory brakes do a nice job of reeling in some of the speed which can easily accumulate its potent 2.5L. The steering is linear and light, as it is power-assisted, and provides feedback at the handling limits. The silver OEM alloys all have new all-season tires mounted at all four corners and provide plenty of grip regardless of the weather conditions.
Nothing beats a sports sedan that accelerates and handles well, yet provides room for five. Nissan's powertrain reliability, thoughtful interior, and stout chassis provide combine to deliver on its promise of premium sedan performance, as this R33 is unequivocal, a Japanese Classic.
*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.