1993 Skyline R33 Coupe Type S
Available for: $13,995
Completely re-engineered for 1993, the improved Skyline Coupe became the standard bearer of modern sports car performance. Showing off a more powerful engine, improved interior, and a more refined ride quality, the new Skyline was a more substantial car.
This tastefully modified Type S is a show stopper in person. The body lines have been preserved without any cluttered lips, high rise spoilers or ground effects. The OEM aero is especially rare, setting this particular car off compared to most other R33's. The body is in good shape overall without any major dents or scratches. The (AN0) Super Clear Red's crimson tone has depth, and is lustrous. The body is straight and has been well cared for in Japan, as you might expect with only 49K verified miles. The factory wheels have some normal scuffs, but beyond that there is little to complain about on the exterior of the car. The most expensive service, replacement of the timing belt and water pump, have been taken care of by one of our trained technicians using OEM Nissan parts. The RB25DE motor fires up instantly, and idles virtually vibration free. An oil service and new 12 Volt battery install has been taken care of to ensure no immediate maintenance is necessary after purchase. The naturally aspirated six cylinder is loved in Japan for its low cost of ownership, silky operation, and reliability. Throttle response is better than the turbo trimmed vehicles, and this model can actually manage decent fuel economy as a daily driver. A new air filter has been fitted to aid breathing, and a coolant flush ensures proper engine temps are maintained. The transmission, a 5-speed manual, also operates with ease and shifts smoothly through all the gears. The suspension is more than compliant, and offers lots of ground clearance for daily driving. Ride quality is not overly firm, as it is the OEM suspension, and the steering wheel gives some additional chassis feedback for those looking to drive spiritedly. The brakes are in good shape, and the vehicle has completed its Virginia State safety inspection.
The more robust platform of the R33 had some benefits trickle down to the interior; the increased chassis stiffness lends itself to less squeaks and rattles, making this a nice daily driver option. The seats are in great shape, far nicer than most vehicles half its age. The bolstering is better than the prior models, and provide great support over long haul road trips. The interior's soft, textured, executive cloth is in good shape, lacking any major imperfections. Even the air purifier has been kept up, a rarity that we see seldom. A newer, upgraded, head unit by Addzest keeps the tunes flowing from CDs and over the (albeit limited) radio airwaves. The heat and air conditioning work fine, as does the defrost. Occupants in the back will also find the cabin in good shape, as the seats look like they have been rarely used. The power locks, lighting, gauges, and one touch widow all function remarkably well.
Nissan's 9th iteration of their legendary sports model is the finally legal here stateside, and this is one of the highest quality examples. This coupe would make a practical, turn-key, JDM daily driver, or a killer unmolested platform to swap a larger RB into. Own this JDM classic today.
*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.