1995 Nissan R33 Skyline Coupe
Stock Number: 4836
The Skyline is a serious performance coupe and has been for the better part of 50 years, and This 1995 GTS25-t is no exception. This rear-drive model is powered by a sweet turbo inline 6 connected to a proper five-speed manual. Finished in a classic Cloud White (QM1), and featuring the OEM wing, the stock body is in good shape other than some minor dings, chips, and scuffs. Offered with a mere 103K verified miles, this recently serviced and legally imported R33 is one of the nicest you'll find, and as bonafide Japanese Classic.
The cabin is a big step up from the R32 skyline it replaces. Nissan chose notably better quality materials than the outgoing model. That's not to say that this interior is perfect as there is still some wear on all the main touch surfaces like the steering wheel, shift knob, and e-brake boot. More importantly, the dash is in good shape and lacks any major cracks or distortion. The factory climate control is operational as is the OEM audio, and the speaker quality isn't half bad. The sunroof adds a bit more natural light to the cabin, giving it a larger feel. The unit itself has been disabled but doesn't leak. Electric locks, mirrors, and windows are standard and work properly. The carpets, headliner, and door cards all look fine and match the gray cloth upholstery of the seats. The cabin is comfortable on long drives, and the seats are supportive and soft to the touch. They lack any major imperfections such as rips, stains, or tears as well.
The driveline that came in these 33's is refined and powerful. Starting up front with the 2.5L RB25DET. This single turbo mill fires up quickly with the twist of a key and sets into a near vibration-free idle. A fresh set of plugs and semi-synthetic oil and filter service ensure she purrs like a kitten. Best of all, we have taken care of the most expensive service this car gets; a new timing belt and water pump have been installed and will last for years to come. The RB sends torque through a five-speed manual gearbox, that shifts as it should. It's geared well for use on American interstates as well as within the tight confines of the city. Power is sent to the rear, as it should be with a true sports car, and acceleration is brisk. The 2.5L has more guts down low than the 2.0L it replaces. The top end is also improved and this Type M sails up to and above legal speeds. The suspension feels compliant and can withstand daily use. Both rear-wheel bearings have been replaced with new ones for safety's sake. The brakes are confident as well and the power steering is direct and communicative. The five-spoke factory alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber. They quite down the ride immeasurably and should last for thousands of miles to come.
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