1994 Nissan Skyline R33 Sedan
Stock Number: 4330
Typically when you think of performance sedans typically the German manufacturers like BMW and Mercedes come to mind. Nissan usually isn't one of the brands that come to mind, and nowadays that may be the case. Back in the lawless '90s though, anything and everything deserved a turbocharged, rear-wheel drive, 5-speed option. Now admittedly, in stock trim Skyline sedans are a little subdued; then again, most all of us agree that stock is boring. Our latest R33 is a '94 with all the right pieces. The bodywork has a very OEM+ feel looking as if it would have simply been a factory sport edition. Take the old logo Nismo grille or the kouki tails for example. The full lip kit helps to lower the lines of the sedan and give it a more fitting stance. Of course, the Tein adjustable coilovers get the ride height down to where it needs to be. Especially on the new black chrome Stage Knight wheels. The color of the wheels really sets off the already unique Dark Gray Pearl (KN6) paint. The color looks absolutley fantastic and has a greyish-purple metallic hue when you get it out into the sunlight. Based on the color blend from the stock body onto the lip kit it seems safe to say that it was resprayed at some point in time. Subsequently, there are hardly any blemishes to note with the paint, aside from a few routine door dings over the years.
The interior has quite a few upgrades taking this already great sedan to the next level. While the coupes are always in demand, some of us prefer the practicality of a sedan. Whether it's having a few buddies ride along or simply making it easier to load up after a trip to the grocery store, having those rear doors makes things so much easier. While the stock seats sit pretty well, they don't offer near the support that the reclinable Recaro Confettis do. Both driver and passenger are in great shape, most of the ones we see come through have excessive bolster wear or discoloration. The rear seats are the original ones and also have been kept up with rather well. Keeping with the sportier seats, a deep dish Nardi wheel was fitted and looks far better than the original. Two Greddy temp gauges are mounted to the steering column and are surprisingly easy to keep an eye on. Positioned even further back is a classic 300km/h Nismo gauge cluster. While the cluster reads 64K miles it's obviously unverified since the original cluster is gone. While the radio has been removed we do still have all of the standard power accessories function as they should. Automatic climate control with cold A/C, power windows, power mirrors, and locks. After all, this is a sport daily driver, not a track car, so why give up everything that makes your morning commute pleasant.
Under the hood is what separates this from the pack. Unlike your dad's Chevy Lumina back in the day, this one has a raucous 2.5L turbocharged inline-six, sending its power to the right wheels, with a proper 5 speed. This RB25 has also seen a few performance goodies to back up the looks. Tucked in nicely behind the front bumper is a massive Trust front mount intercooler. The upgraded intake really lets that turbo be known and makes all the right noises. Luckily you don't really need a radio when you have a high flow Fujitsubo exhaust outback. It's not so loud that you'll drive the neighbors crazy, but it is certainly more pronounced than stock. The RB fires up with ease and makes gobs of mid-range torque. While power isn't rated much above the RB20 from the factory, it most certainly can be felt. The 5-speed is a blast, and the clutch is surprisingly light. There appears to be no signs of slipping or hitches when hammering through the gears. The power pairs up nicely with the suspension work that was done, making these just as fun on the highway as they are a windy back road. We have gone through and done a good deal of mechanical recondition to ensure that it's ready for its next owner. One of the biggest items is the new timing belt and water pump which buys you another 100Km. We've replaced the left rear HICAS arm and put in a new rear main seal as well. With as many Skylines as we sell here, find one that's different and doesn't need a giant wing to grab your attention is refreshing. This car drives just as well as it looks which really says something.
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