1994 Nissan R33 GTS
The Nissan Skyline is a sporty and versatile chassis. This 1994 GTS would make for a wonderful daily driver or a neat weekend toy for the enthusiast who doesn't need to gun it from stoplight to stoplight. Finished in Nissan's sexy Super Clear Red (AN0), the body is in fine shape aside from some normal scuffs, dings, and chips associated with normal use. Prior repairs have been noted to the rear fender wells, but the chassis is good, and this sleek little two-door drives fantastic! Recently serviced, this coupe comes with a smooth inline-six and real-deal manual gearbox for some added excitement. Well equipped, more refined, and a blast to own, this 101k verified and documented mile Skyline is a certified Japanese Classic!
The cabin was a massive upgrade over the vehicle it replaced. It's spacious enough to fit someone seven feet tall and full of power amenities. Electric locks, windows, and power-folding mirrors work like a charm, making daily use enjoyable. The same can be said for digital climate control which works on cold and hot settings if you're planning to use this Skyline year-round. The dashboard is in good nick and lacks any weather-related cracking or distortion. A centrally mounted OEM audio system still works, too although we prefer to listen to the sound of the small displacement RB instead. The gray cloth seats are in above-average shape and are still soft to the touch. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are comfortable on long hauls. The headliner, door cards and carpet have withstood the past 25 years without sustaining any major damage, although the steering wheel and shift boot have suffered some leather wear. We also wanted to note the tach doesn't work properly, which is a known issue with most all R33's. Still, it's obvious this car was cared for in a prior life and the cabin condition speaks for itself!
The GT-R and GTS25T loom large as the premium performing trim levels, but this 2.0L equipped model is plenty fun to drive. The RB20E is fresh off a recent service and starts up quickly with a twist of the key. The engine idles nearly without vibration, and the RB's are known for this quality. The six-cylinder is linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. It's a blast to run up and down the gears and gearbox lacks any hitches or grinds. It also doesn't slurp fuel like its turbo brethren and it's less complex and easier to work on! Torque is sent to the rear wheels and the powerplant delivers enough giddyup and go to get you on the highway and cruise at freeway speeds. The factory suspension is compliant for daily use and the brakes are direct and stop this two-door easily. The steering is light, yet communicative and the wheels are all wrapped with brand new rubber at all four corners. The new tires quiet down the road noise and will last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
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