1995 Nissan Skyline GTS25t Type M Series 1.5
Pending Sale: $21,995
Stock Number: 4648
In stock trim, the R33 Skyline has a very subtle approach to the sports coupe concept. A traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive setup, designed to turn blistering laps on Sunday and your groceries on Monday. 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. Partner that with the more powerful RB25 and it actually becomes one of the best driving skylines of the bunch. The slightly longer/wider stance gives it superior handling and ride comfort. Our early production '95 comes to us all in stock form which can be hard to track down in this day in age. Perfect for the purist or those looking for a blank slate to work from. It's Spark Silver Metallic (KL0) gives the car a unique looks since we don't often see this color. Typically its always the black, white, or red that comes through so its a nice change of pace. The paint on this one is in average shape by our standards. There's a spot at front edge of the passenger rocker for instance that looks like it was bumped at some point which left a small indent. You can also tell along the driver side rear quarter that the clearcoat was redone, however, the spray was on the lighter side giving it a slight texture. For the average person walking by you'd never notice it but we try to disclose as much information as we can since silver is a hard color to photo any imperfections on. The same can be said about the front bumper as there are a few spots of touchup paint from cleaning up stone chips over the years. The body itself is in good shape with all of the factory optioned aero which is a nice touch. The larger rear wing and aero front bumper give this GTS25t a more aggressive OEM appeal and is a nice middle ground between the GTR and more base models. It even has some of the rare factory accessories like the OEM rain guards and the side view mirror rain shields as well.
The more robust platform of the R33 had some benefits trickle down to the interior; the increased chassis stiffness lends itself to less squeaks and rattles, making this a nice daily driver option. The seats are in great shape, far nicer than most vehicles half its age. The bolstering is better than the prior models, and provide great support over long haul road trips. While the rear seats appear to have hardly ever been used. Overall the interior has been kept as OEM as the body with the exception of an aftermarket head unit and Ultra Volt gauge below the dash. Unlike the R32s which are notorious for dash bubbles or cracks the 33 is considerably nicer. The layout is still similar to the R32 but the materials used are far superior making it a great place to spend an afternoon cruising. The headliner, door cards, and carpets all are largely unblemished and are devoid of major stains, rips, or loose material. Of course, you still get all of the basics like your power windows, mirrors, locks, and automatic climate control. Even the factory wheel has been kept up with surprisingly well which is normally one of the first places to start showing its age. While we're quickly approaching colder temps all around the country the A/C does work for those few random heat waves.
Mechanically the R33's got a bump in performance with the introduction of the RB25DET. Not only was displacement increased but the turbocharger was a bit larger as well. With only 135K verified miles this RB25DET fires up quickly idles smoothly and pulls hard throughout the RPM range. The transmission was also upgraded on the R33's and is a stronger gearbox than it's predecessor. Shifts through the 5 speed manual transmission are grind free and smooth, while the clutch engages with ease. We have gone ahead and done a trans flush along with the diff fluid to ensure that the trans continues to perform. With the bump in power and midrange torque over the RB20 makes the R33 a quicker car despite the added weight. While largely all stock it does have a Fujitsubo catback exhaust which makes the 25 far more pronounced, the way it should have been from the factory. Since it does still have the cat and mufflers in place there's no highway drone to drive you crazy on those longer trips or as your daily driver. The stock suspension is just as capable cruising around town as it is ripping through backroads. The factory brakes have no troble with reeling you in when you take an off ramp a bit quicker than you realized. For those looking for a particularly clean, all stock, car that's just as happy pulling daily duty as it is tearing up back roads then look no further. This GTS25t is the ideal candidate for anyone looking to stand out!
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