1994 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-4
Stock Number: 4318
The R33 Skyline is arguably the most underrated performance car of the '90s. Its updated chassis, improved interior ergonomics, and hefty displacement bump allowed this generation to redefine the brand. While some have shunned it as the boat of the Skyline era, it comes in at less than a 250lbs difference from the outgoing R32 while bringing a far more refined interior to the table. Finished in one of the most instantly recognizable colors, Gun Gray Metallic (KH2) its hard not to love it. The paint looks fantastic and has a very rich hue to it. While the body has been kept mostly all stock there is one trademark addition; a GTR style rear wing. Just about everyone instantly recognizes the back end of this car and it really nails the side profile. The body has been kept up with remarkably well with only a few routine blemishes. The stock wheels were ditched in favor of a nice set of 18" WEDS Bvillens TT75s which add a little flash. Of course, the stock ride height wasn't going to cut it so Cusco coilovers were fitted on all four corners to correct the issue.
The interior is where the most noticeable improvement comes. The dash layout is very similar to the previous generations with a much more refined look. One of the best changes comes by way of the dash design; the R32 is infamous for its dash bubbles that crop up over time. The gauge cluster is still a simple, easy to read layout, with all of your prominent features only an arm's length away. These feature all of the standard accessories of the day (which are all functioning properly) power windows, power mirrors, automatic climate control. Both front seats are all in excellent condition showing only minor wear from day to day use. As you can see in the pictures the driver's side bolster does have a small tear, however, a good upholstery shop wouldn't have an issue with it. Like most coupes, the back seats hardly look like anyone has ever used them. One thing to note, the rear parcel shelf was removed at some point as it's hard to notice in the photos. The only change-up from the factory comes by way of a Momo leather-wrapped wheel which gives a much sportier feel to the coupe's interior.
Under the long hood of the GTS-4 sits the robust RB25DE. Like it's big brother the GTR, the GTS-4 has the same 4WD system making it a year-round option. While we've sold plenty of 4WD R32s in the past this is the first R33 that we've had. With only 83K verified miles this is a great example to start with. And make no bones about it, the N/A RB25 is no slouch. It was factory rated at nearly 200hp which is only about 20 less than the RB20DET in the R32. To help boost up those numbers a few aftermarket goodies have been added. An open-intake replaces the giant factory air box and helps declutter the engine bay. A nice set of long tube headers feeds the Kakimoto catback exhaust giving it a great low rumble. To help tighten up the chassis a Cusco strut tower brace and lower braces were added. While performance goodies are nice it's evident that this one was well taken care of as it needed little from our technicians in the back. The timing belt and water pump were done about 20K miles ago, and the brakes were upgraded to a larger slotted rotor. We put on four new tires as the original ones were aged, replaced the shifter boot, several indicator bulbs, and a routine oil change has it back in peak condition. Thanks to all the Cusco parts the car handles great and still rides comfortably enough that you could daily drive this if you wanted to. The 5-speed shifts with ease and has no problem sending the power to all four wheels. For those of us that don't live in a state of eternal sunshine, the GTS-4 is a great option for those of us that still want a fun car year-round. What better way to stand out in a sea of Subarus and Evos than with a true legend; the Skyline.
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