1994 Nissan Skyline R33 Coupe
Stock Number: 4339
The 1994 model year was big for Nissan, and two new sportscars emerged that would be instant classics. The Skyline, Nissan's standard-bearer for luxury and performance was one of those vehicles, and the R33 that resulted is a wonderful work of automotive engineering. The motor received a healthy displacement bump, the chassis became more rigid, and the interior received some premium materials. Finished in Cloud White (QM1) this two-door GTS25t looks fantastic. The bodywork is in good shape other than the normal scuffs and chips associated with normal use. Utilizing some tasty performance upgrades, this car handles and accelerates better than most cars half its age, and is certainly more distinctive.
The cockpit of the R33 is larger than its predecessor, but also more refined. As the dimensions were larger, the front and rear occupants have more room to get comfortable. Yet what's most impressive is that this was achieved with only a 248lbs increase and merely an additional inch or two over the R32. Standard power amenities include windows, locks, and mirrors and the center stack also includes digital climate control and a digital quart clock. While this example does lack audio, all the other bits are there. Plus, with the sound of the RB25, who would want to listen to anything else? The headliner, carpet, and door cards are all in good shape. The digital climate system is operational and makes for easier adjustments while driving. The gray upholstered interior is in good shape, and the rear seats look hardly used. The driver's seat is a timeless Recaro Confetti which is adjustable and offers great bolstering. The stock passenger's seat is comfortable and quite supportive making for a great spot to spend longer cruises. As a weekend car or a daily driver, this example can handle it all.
Mechanically, the R33 platform demonstrates a bevy of noticeable improvements over the prior generation car. While still retaining the rear-drive layout, the 2.0L RB was replaced with a 2.5L mill. This change resulted in a vehicle with much more torque that was easier to daily drive without wringing it out. With only 126K verified miles the RB25DET is silky smooth and fires up immediately. The RB sets into a constant idle with a deep bark emitting from the FGK three-inch exhaust and sounds fantastic. Acceleration is brisk, and the five-speed manual gives the pilot some full control over the driveline. Shifts are direct and occur without a hitch or snag. Benefitting from a new clutch, timing belt, and water pump, the most expensive maintenance items have already been addressed by us. Our trained technicians have also finished their process with an oil and filter service, and this Skyline doesn't require any scheduled service for the next three thousand miles. The brakes are more than strong enough to slow the large coupe down from highway speeds, and the suspension is more than happy to deal with daily use. The Tein Superstreet dampers do increase ride firmness but also reduce ride height for a more aggressive stance. The silver Yokohama AVS alloys are wider than stock and compliment the drop and factory aero, to complete the look.
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