1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR

Sold: $49,995

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Stock Number: 4499

The R33 GT-R was a massive performance leap forward over its predecessor. Stiffer, larger, and packed with more sophisticated performance technology, this 1995 is still a world-class sports car by today's standards. Finished in a stately Spark Silver Metallic (KL0), the body is in good shape other than some minor dings and small scuffs associated with normal wear and tear. However, with only 75K verified miles the condition comes as little surprise. Featuring some expensive aftermarket performance upgrades, and a legendary powertrain, this GT-R is the real deal.

The interior of the coupe is surprisingly spacious and comes with a few power amenities if you were to decide to daily drive it. Visibility is surprisingly good with its low lying dash allowing for an unobstructed view of the road ahead. The aforementioned dash isn't a nuisance like the R32, and this one is neither cracked or distorted. The gauges are easy to read and work as they should, and a Momo leather-wrapped steering wheel feels great in the hand. It matches the Momo shift knob, which is positioned in the perfect spot. A column-mounted Omani boost gauge keeps tabs on positive pressure and adds to the sporty aesthetic. The automatic climate control works as it should, and the A/C is definitely nice as the summer heats up. The center track also includes an upgraded Carrozaria head unit with AUX input. The speakers sound fantastic and fill the cabin with tunes upon request. The headliner and door cards are tightly upholstered, clean, and the front and rear seats are in fine shape. Lacking any major rips, stains, or tears they are comfy on long drives yet aggressively bolstered enough so that you don't slosh around in the twisties. Power locks, mirrors, and windows are standard equipment and make daily use manageable. That's not to say the interior is perfect, as the carpet has some small imperfections and the driver's side A-pillar was drilled for a gauge suite in the past. Still, at a quarter-century old, the condition is quite impressive.

The driveline is simply sublime, and Nissan legendary RB26DETT powers this all-wheel-drive sports coupe. At 2.6L, she spools the twin turbochargers up quickly and sounds incredible. Fresh off a semi-synthetic oil and filter service and a new 12V battery, she fires up with a quick turn of the key. Setting into a constant idle, the straight-six sounds a bit throatier care of a Fujistubo polished exhaust. Acceleration is brisk, and the RB pulls strong until redline. Twin HKS intakes with new filters funnel the air down through the charged-air system, and the whoosh of the snails brings a smile to anyone's face. A Trust front-mounted intercooler lowers intake temps a bunch and looks perfect crammed up the snout of the 33. Tucked in behind that is a Trust oil cooler as well to ensure that everything is kept in check. The five-speed manual is upgraded with a short-throw shifter which is direct and notchy. The tranny neither grinds or groans, and works perfectly well. The driver can adjust the front and rear bias with a cockpit mounted Field torque split adjustor. This GT-R feels like its on rails thanks to the adjustable HKS coilovers. While the ride is firmer than stock, they don't beat you up too bad and improve handling noticeably. The lowered ride height also improves the profile of this sleek two-door and a set of Origin Labo DNA-02 wheels.

The pinnacle of legal JDM performance, there are very few cars that can hold a candle to Godzilla. This GT-R performs like a supercar but can be daily driven and enjoyed. As a collector car, track toy, or cruiser this GT-R is a certain Japanese Classic.

*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.

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