1995 Nissan Skyline R33
Stock Number: 4481
Nissan made great strides when evolving the R32 into the new body R33. However, we're not really ones for stock around here and this '95 GTS25t falls right in line with that. Full custom aero gives this car a completely new take on things and really makes a statement. While we see a lot of aftermarket aero the BN Sport front bumper really jumps out at you, especially with the massive HPI front mount intercooler filling up the mouth of it. It really has that aggressive tone that a true driver's car needs. With how low the bumper sits it does have some cracks in it due to the nature of FRP bumpers. Luckily you can't really notice many of the blemishes unless you're really right up on it. The vented carbon fiber BN Sport hood really pops off of the Cloud White (QM1) paint and shaves off a ton of unnecessary weight. As you can see in the photos the clear coat does have some fading along with a few chips but you could always have it refinished down the line if you wanted. The BN Sport side skirts and rear bumper round out the look. The paint match looks pretty good on this one considering the mix of stock and aftermarket parts. The trunk does have its fair share of swirl marks in it, but we tend to nitpick cars a bit more than the average person would. Overall the fitment of the aero is pretty good, however, we all know it's never quite as perfect as factory pieces are. The body itself though has been well maintained and only has a typical door ding or two to report. With its tinted marker lights and blacked out 18" Amistad V wheels it really pulls off the monochromatic color scheme well.
The interior has been kept a little more tame by comparison's sake. The new and improved interior feels considerably nicer than the previous generation while retaining the straight forward, easy to use layout. It does have a few interesting upgrades like the R34 Skyline driver's seat. The seat does have some bolster wear which you can see in the photos, but overall it's pretty clean. The stock passenger and rear seats are in great shape and the pattern is a bit different from most that we see. Both seats offer great bolster support without feeling like you have to squeeze into them. The Competition Momo wheel is far superior to the stock one and feels great in the hand. While it doesn't run with a typical horn button due to the hub design it does have a separate clever horn button mounted atop the steering column. While the stock radio was removed these did come fitted with all the standard power features of the day; windows, mirrors, door locks, and automatic climate control. Being that this is more of a track-oriented car the A/C has been completely removed to cut down on parasitic loss.
Under that carbon fiber hood is what this car is all about. 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. This RB25DET fires up quickly, idles smoothly and pulls hard throughout the RPM range with only 76K verified miles. Not only is the RB25 an upgrade in itself it has several additions to liven things up a bit. As mentioned earlier that massive HPI front mount ensures the turbo never has an issue breathing. Tucked in behind that is a large oil cooler for some extra peace of mind. All RBs need two things, and that's a freed up intake and exhaust. An HKS intake makes all the right noises in between shifts. A full custom turbo back blastpipe setup absolutely screams under load. While it sounds fantastic it may not be the number one choice for daily driving. Some of the less visually noticeable upgrades are things like the adjustable HKS wastegate, Splitfire coil packs, and tuned ECU. All together it really means that this GTS25t rolls when you get you put your foot in it. The suspension was upgraded to help compensate for the added power. Blade Type R coilovers sit at all four corners along with Cusco upper control arms in the back. Neatly tucked away in the trunk is a Cusco strut tower brace as well. An upgraded clutch was needed to make sure it could adequately send all the power out back through its upgraded LSD. We have done a few routine maintenance items to ensure that it's turnkey for its new owner; four fresh tires, a new air filter, and a routine oil change. With everything that was done to this car it really is the whole package. One of a kind styling, a superb chassis, and with a comfortable cabin make this the ideal driver's car!
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