1994 Nissan Skyline R33 Type-M
Stock Number: 4969
We love R33s and sadly feel that they are the forgotten generation of the Skyline model line. The truth is they drive like a modern sports car and feature a neutral, refined, chassis along with a stout and powerful driveline. This 1994 Type M sedan is a wonderful example and is offered with a mere 47K verified miles. Finished in a saucy Gun Gray Metallic (KH2) it's also accented with a simple set of aftermarket alloys. Sporting a set of rare Hasemi side skirts, the body is in good shape aside from the normal small dings and chips you'd expect from any vehicle of this age. The cabin is spacious, clean, and includes several standard power options. Upgraded with some light performance modifications, and fresh off a recent service, this unflappable turn-key sports sedan would make a wonderful daily driver or weekend toy.
The cabin is more spacious than the R32 it replaces and uses better quality materials. Unlike the prior model, the dashboard holds together much better and doesn't have the same issue with distortion and bubbles. This one is in good nick, although the vents for the windshield defroster have warped a bit which isn't particularly uncommon. The digital climate system is easy to use and the display is intuitive for a Japanese car. The OEM audio was ditched for an upgraded Carrozzari unit. It works as it should but this Skyline does need a new set of speakers, so budget for those if you want some tunes. The gray cloth seats are in above average shape and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. They are nicely bolstered and comfortable on long road trips. The same gray is continued onto the door cards and headliner which both look good. Even the owner's manual is still in the glovebox and is included in the sale.
The engine upgrade that Nissan premiered with this chassis is truly an incredible mill. The RB25DET refined sounds throaty and can make some serious power. Thanks to a newly installed 12V battery, the 2.5L turns over quickly and sets into a near-vibration-free idle. A short ram intake and Fujitsubo polished exhaust help the RB to breathe a little better and adds a couple of ponies to the stable. The six-cylinder also receives a fresh oil and filter service to ensure no scheduled maintenance is needed for another 3,000 miles. Power is sent rearward through an automatic gearbox, and the transmission shifts as it should. Acceleration is impressive and it's surprising how well the transmission sends power to the ground for a car of this vintage. The factory suspension handles road imperfections well and the car's braking performance is decent. The front structure is tied together with a front strut tower brace and brake booster flex mount. The weight distribution helps this R33 through the twisties and the steering is a nice weight, connected, and responsive. The tires have plenty of tread and should last for thousands of miles to come.
*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.