1993 Nissan Skyline R33 Type-M
Available for: $18,995
Nissan made great strides when evolving the R32 into the new body R33. This particular one is a great example that's been all stock. The most notable difference on this GTS25T is the rare factory optional Autech My Wing front bumper. It was a factory optional piece that came with a built in front license plate holder giving it a very unique design. The two tone black and Super Clear Red (AN0) looks killer with the blacked out grill. The paint has been kept in great shape and looks fantastic. The body has been kept up just as well with no notable dents or dings to report. It does have the optional Type-M side skirts and rear spats. The 33 factory wing is a more understated look than the 32's came with. This one came to us with only 79K miles and appears to have been cherished in it's years over in Japan.
The R33 redesigned interior is a nice upgrade while remaining driver centric. The gauge cluster is well laid out and easy to read on spirited drives. The seats and carpets have been well preserved, free of any notable rips or stains. The rear seats appear to have hardly been sat in. Unlike the R32's the infamous dash bubble is no longer an issue. There is some wear to the driver's side door grab and shifter, but nothing severe. These came from the factory with many of the same accessories as the R32 did; power windows, door locks, mirrors, and automatic climate control. The A/C also functions as it should. The only change made to the interior is an aftermarket headunit, while functional does have limited function in the US. These are an easy replacement especially since the wiring is all there.
Under the hood tells the same story, the RB25DET has been left all stock. With only 79K miles it comes as no surprise, the timing belt was recently replaced (20K miles ago) so it's good to go for a long time. The 2.5 liter is an awesome powerplant upgrade. The straight six fires right up and sounds surprisingly good through the stock exhaust. Of course there's no shortage of options available to open things up a bit. The low down torque that the RB25 makes over the RB20 is instantly noticeable making it a blast on the highway. Shifts through the 5 speed transmission are smooth and drama free. Finding clean, stock cars, are becoming a challenge these days which makes this one a real gem!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California 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.