1994 Skyline GTS25-T
Nissan's R33 Skyline is a performer through and through, and a true master of its craft. A do-it-all vehicle that can win car show awards, put up competitive track times, and handle a daily commute with ease, it's no wonder enthusiasts flock to models like our 1994 GTS25-t. Finished in Super Clear Red (AH3) and accented by an OEM optional aero bumper, NISMO side skirts, and OEM rear spats, the exterior has a lot to brag about, including a factory mid-rise spoiler. Rolling on a set of 17" 5 spoke alloys, it's hard to find much to complain about aesthetically, as only a few paint chips and dings are present on the exterior. Better yet, we've done the legwork of a fresh timing belt and water pump service, and while we were unable to verify the mileage on the odometer, this Skyline is fully serviced and ready for a fruitful life stateside. Sporty, stylish, and built for the discerning driver, this R33 is nothing less than a true Japanese Classic.
In accordance with the exterior condition, the interior is about just as nice, and clearly appears to have been well maintained in a prior life. The OEM passenger and rear seats are free of any rips, stains, or any unwanted defects and the driver's bucket has been swapped with a more performance-oriented Recaro Profi SPG. Additionally the headliner is clean and taut against the roof, the door cards have resisted any typical delamination, and the carpets beneath are tidy as well. The vinyl dash is soft to the touch, lacks any cracking or distortion, and faux carbon trims the accessories. The center stack is easily accessible, and the controls for the digital automatic climate are intuitive and easy to operate if you need some cold A/C on the fly. Adjacent to the HVAC, upgraded Carrozzeria audio works like a charm and the sound quality is decent overall. For daily use, both power windows, locks, and mirrors work like a charm, and the driver can tilt the steering wheel at will to dial in a more comfortable driving position. Subtle interior upgrades come courtesy of a GTR center console and a Tomei shift knob, and aside from a missing storage cubby in the center stack, an inoperable boost gauge, and a mismatched seat bottom on the Recaro, this cabin really impresses as a whole! We've even retained the desirable OEM knee guards, and the Viper keyless entry system is modern and works like a charm!
Equally as impressive, the RB25DET under the hood is a storied powerplant and a fan favorite amongst Nissan enthusiasts. Ours was serviced to the nines when it arrived here in the states, and aside from the aforementioned timing belt service we performed, we also knocked out a new thermostat and radiator to help regulate the thermal load. Additionally, new serpentine belts were installed across the board, and a new fuel pump and filter were done to keep any pesky contaminants out of your 93 octane. After an oil and filter service, she was ready for her maiden voyage and this RB25DET runs about as nicely as you'd expect, with an HKS intake and Fujitsubo exhaust accentuating the intoxicating inline six exhaust note. Shifts through the 5 speed manual gearbox are crisp, and power is hammered down to the rear wheels without issue. To shore up the drivetrain, a new right rear HICAS arm was installed and this one now steers and handles as you'd expect! NISMO swaybars front and rear and Cosarick One coilovers deliver a firmer ride over stock while still being comfortable over larger road imperfections, and the upgraded brake pads can stop this Skyline on a dime if needed. Further aiding grip and style, fresh Falken tires on all four corners look great and are sure to last for the foreseeable future!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.