1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25t Coupe
Stock Number: 4589
The 1994 model year was big for Nissan, and two new sportscars emerged that would be instant classics. The Skyline, Nissan's standard-bearer for luxury and performance was one of those vehicles, and the R33 that resulted is a wonderful work of automotive engineering. The motor received a healthy displacement bump, the chassis became more rigid, and the interior received some premium materials. Finished in Cloud White (QM1) this two-door GTS25t looks fantastic and drives even better. The bodywork is in good shape other than the normal stone chips associated with typical road use. Utilizing some tasty performance upgrades, this car handles and accelerates better than most cars half its age, and is certainly more distinctive. By '95 Nissan was in full swing with the 33 and it was setting the bar high for all its competition. With the GTR finally going into production this particular one took the styling cues from it running the trademark adjustable rear wing. The factory optioned aero kit only helps to play up the beefier lines of the R33 and make this car a real head-turner. 17" Racing Hart CR's replace the stockers and are a welcomed upgrade.
The cockpit of the R33 is larger than its predecessor, but also more refined. As the dimensions were larger, the front and rear occupants have more room to get comfortable. Yet what's most impressive is that this was achieved with only a 248lbs increase and merely an additional inch or two over the R32. Standard power amenities include windows, locks, and mirrors and the center stack also includes digital climate control with the A/C is rocking on this one. Tucked back behind the Italvolanti Imola RS 3 spoke wheel is an HKS EVC to give you full control of boost levels. Aside from an aftermarket double Din and Razo shift knob most of the interior has been left alone and in great shape. The dash is in good shape and devoid of any cracks or major blemishes. The headliner and door cards are good as well, which is a great upgrade over the previous generation. The bolstering is also 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, like with most all sport coupes.
Under the hood, we have a few upgrades aside from the obvious one from the factory. The RB25DET is similar in architecture to the RB20 it had a hearty bump in power and torque. The new 2.5L has gobs of midrange power that you can really feel around town. The turbocharged straight 6 fires up quickly and idles silky smooth through the Kakimoto high flow exhaust. The new setup lets the RB actually be heard and it makes some glorious noises as you run through the rev range. Acceleration is powerful and brisk under boost, just like you'd expect out of one of Nissan's most iconic vehicles. While the intake has been left untouched to make sure that it has plenty of fresh air an APEX'i front mount is tucked in behind the front bumper. While the Blitz Super Sound Blow Off Valve makes all the right noises when you come off boost. With only 96K verified miles the Skyline came in needing on routine maintenance to be back up and road-ready. Fresh rubber on all four corners, a new battery, replacement air filter, 6 new plugs, fuel filter, and a new rear HICAS arm and balljoint. Bilstein stuts all around give the suspension a quality ride upgrade, along with a Cusco front strut tower brace to help tidy it all together. Shifts through the 5-speed transmission are smooth and drama-free send the power outback to the proper wheels. Nissan built this sports car to stand the test of time. Its versatility allows this platform to be just as capable of tearing up back roads as it is pulling daily duty!
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