1995 Nissan Skyline R33 Type-M
Stock Number: 4451
Nissan Skyline is a timeless design, and the R33 generation is simply a wonderful car to drive. Arguably the most underrated of the Skyline family, in turn, has become the best bang for the buck Skyline on the market. The slightly longer/wider stance gives it superior handling and ride comfort. The upgraded interior materials and stouter, more powerful driveline pay dividends when you actually own one, and this '95 is a prime example as to why. Our latest one comes in with quite a few nice mods already done to give you a leg up over the competition. Upfront is the distinct GTR style front bumper with the aggressive N1 cutouts. Being FRP it fits up well, however, nothing ever fits as well as OEM panels at the end of the day. The rest of the factory aero matches up well aesthetically and the factory optioned larger rear wing is a unique touch. Finished in Nissan's ever-popular Cloud White (QM1) you really can't go wrong. Based on the overall condition of the paint it seems safe to say it was resprayed at some point as it has few blemishes to report. The body is in much the same shape with only a few typical door dings to report. The stock wheels were ditched in favor of a great set of 18" matte-blue gunmetal Volk ZE40s which add a little flash. Of course, the stock ride height wasn't going to cut it so Jun Sport coilovers were fitted on all four corners to correct that issue.
The interior is where the most noticeable factory improvement comes. The dash layout is very similar to the previous generations with a much more refined look. One of the best changes comes by way of the dash design; the R32 is infamous for its dash bubbles that crop up over time. The gauge cluster is still a simple, easy to read layout, with all of your prominent features only an arm's length away. One bit to note is that the tach is currently inop, however, I know most of us simply shift based on tone more than anything else. These featured all of the standard accessories of the day (which are all functioning properly) power windows, power mirrors, and automatic climate control. The driver's seat has been upgraded to a far more supportive Recaro Confetti. It does have some of the typical bolster degradation from getting in and out which you can note in the photos. The passenger seat is in great shape though, and like most coupes, the back seats hardly look like anyone has ever used them. Another interesting piece is the factory airbag steering wheel. While rather uncommon for the era, it looks like they had an upholstery shop rewrap it with a thicker padding and some trick red stitching. An interesting take as typically we see them replaced with a Momo or Nardi.
Mechanically, the R33 had quite a few noticeable mechanical improvements over the prior generation car. While still retaining the rear-drive layout, the 2.0L RB was replaced with a beefier 2.5L. This change resulted in a vehicle with much more torque that was easier to daily drive without wringing it out. With only 163K verified miles the RB25DET is silky smooth and fires up immediately. The RB sets into a constant idle with a deep bark emitting from the high flow ST.MAY exhaust and sounds fantastic. Now it sounds the way a Skyline really should have left the factory sounding. Acceleration is brisk, and the five-speed manual gives the pilot some full control over the driveline. Shifts are direct and occur without a hitch or snag thanks to a short-throw shifter. Under the hood, an HKS intake and SSQV blow-off valve make rolling on and off the throttle a bit more fun. The distinct chirp of the BOV hints that this isn't some base model DE. Based on the condition of the interior and under the hood it feels safe to assume that this car spent most of its life traveling between cities on the highway, not light to light. The maintenance also appears to have been kept up with well as it needed little reconditioning. Aside from a good cleaning we've got new rubber on all corners, replaced the HICAS arms, and done a routine oil change. The brakes are more than strong enough to slow the coupe down from highway speeds, and the suspension is more than happy to deal with daily use. The coilovers do increase ride firmness a bit, but nothing you couldn't live with on a day to day basis. For those looking for a particularly clean car with the all the right mods that's just as happy pulling daily duty as it is tearing up back roads then look no further. This GTS25-t is the ideal candidate for anyone looking to stand out!
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