1993 Nissan Skyline RB25DET
Most of the Skylines that come through here all share relatively similar traits. From the outside this one fits right in with the GTR front bumper and lip. Nissan's Pearl Black Metallic (732) is a classic look for the skyline that's the just the right mix of sinister and subtle all at the same time. With it's massive Greddy front mount intercooler peering out from behind the N1 style bumper hints that this may not just be your regular R32. Popping the hood reveals why, out with the standard RB20 and in with a modified RB25DET. The rest of the car has been kept clean and retains more of a sleeper look (if that's such a thing with a skyline.) The Type-M sideskirts compliment the GTR front bumper well and give it a bit of a lower profile. To help with that a set of adjustable Nismo struts were fitted to help lower the car and aid with handling. A polished set of 17" Enkei Circlaz wheels help add a little meat on the ground. The Pearl Black shows really well against the polished wheels and really pops in the sunlight. The pearl is very subtle until you catch it in the right lighting. The body has been well maintained over the years and only has some routine little dings.
The interior has been kept largely all stock with a handful of performance upgrades. Right off the bat the Leonard Volanti wheel jumps out at you. We hate to disappoint but the push button atop the steering column is for the horn, not background blurring nitrous. Mounted behind the wheel are two separate Blitz controllers. One is the Power Meter i-D and the other is a Sequential Boost Controller i-D. A Nismo shift knob sits atop the shifter which is at a great height. The 60th Anniversary edition received a slightly revised two tone seats that has been well cared for over the years. Both seats are free of any notable tears or stains, even the driver side bolster has held up well. Like all 32's the dash does have some minor bubble issues, but is overall in pretty solid shape. All of the power amenities are functioning as they should; the power windows, mirrors, locks, and the automatic climate control. A newer Carrozzeria 1.5 din has been added which makes it a bit easier to swap out with a more compatible US headunit. Overall the cockpit has been well preserved throughout its time in Japan making it a great place to spend an afternoon bombing backroads.
The real standout here is the RB25DET swap. The chassis has 102K miles on it, however we do not know when the swap was performed. It appears to have been done using all OEM pieces or upgraded ones. Several cooling items have been added to help keeps the temps down. The huge Greddy FMIC is hard to miss, but tucked in right along side it is a Greddy Oil Cooler, and well as an Apexi aluminum radiator to back it all up. All of this charged air is feeding the HKS 2530 turbo attached to a HPI intake. To help with all the air coming in, out back is a Kakimoto axel back exhaust. As with all of our cars we mechanically inspect and repair all of our vehicles. The timing belt was replaced about 30K miles ago and has been inspected since. While here we've put on two new tires, replaced the fuel filter, a set of plugs, as well as a routine oil change. The 25 fires right up and sounds mean through the Kakimoto. The 25's have a bit of a different tone from the 20's which is evident when you put your foot down. The power comes on strong thanks to the added displacement and HKS turbo. The 5 speed shifts with ease and handles the added power nicely. To help with keeping the car in check the Nismo adjustable struts have some additional help from adjustable Tien lower arms. The HICAS system has already been deleted which is one less issue for the next owner. This R32 was built to be a serious performer while retaining all of the aspects that made this chassis so great to begin with. Usually when you see cars built to go fast the interiors are gutted, caged, etc. throwing the day to day drive ability out the window. This one gives you the best of both worlds and is turn key ready!
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