1995 Skyline R33 GTS25
The R33 is a compelling buy at the moment. Affordable and easy to service, they feel modern when behind the wheel, yet aren't overridden by electronics and sensors like newer sport coupes. This 1995 is a wonderful example of Nissan's premier sports car, with its engaging manual gearbox, silky smooth inline-six engine, and balanced RWD platform. This GTS25 is finished in a beautiful Spark Silver Metallic (KLO) and set off by a set of OEM rainguards, a factory rear spoiler, 16" WEDS wheels, and a classy NISMO exhaust. Aside from a few light dings and chips this Nissan is in good shape and is fresh off a recent service, too. Boasting a mere 75k verified and documented miles, this collectible and fun Japanese Classic is barely broken in. As a daily driver, weekend cruiser, or unmolested platform to modify, this super Skyline would make for a killer option that also won't break the bank.
The cabin is in good nick and surprisingly spacious, as we have sold these to folks who are 7' tall! The shoulder room was also improved over the R32, and the view of the road ahead is clear and commanding. A Sparco steering wheel and Kenwood headunit give the cabin a more modern aesthetic. The latter of which supplies decently crisp audio for a vehicle of this age. The dashboard lacks any cracks or fading, and a centrally located digital climate control system is intuitive to use. The upholstery is soft and lacks any major rips, stains, or tears. While the driver's seat is upholstered in a slightly different cloth, it is hardly noticeable. The door cards are in good nick, and the headliner and carpet lack any major damage. Power windows, door locks and mirrors all work, and make daily use more enjoyable. That's not to say the cabin is perfect, as we wanted to note the power folding side mirror function and fuel gauge are inoperable. Still, at 25 years old, it's clear this Skyline was cared for in a prior life.
The R33 chassis wins high marks for refinement and sportiness. The RB25DE powers this coupe, and is fresh off an oil and filter service. A new 12v battery helps the 2.5L spring to life, while a new fuel filter, front fuel lines, and a new engine air filter work to optimize combustion. To give the RB a new lease on life, we replaced the timing belt, tensioner pulley, and water pump. This should add a lot of peace of mind for the new American owner, and surely save some money down the road. Other odds and ends replaced include the serpentine belts, valve cover gaskets, as well as new coil packs and harnesses. Now running right as rain, the torquey 2.5L is ideal for daily use and scoots from stoplight-to-stoplight and is equally good for cruising on the highway. The five-speed manual is rewarding to row gears with, and it lacks any grinds or clunkiness. Power is fed to the rear wheels and a NISMO exhaust belts out the tunes from the back bumper. The suspension is predictable and makes for compliant daily driving. The brakes feel confident and the power steering is light and on point. Lastly, 17" all-season tires were mounted and balanced at all four corners. They quiet down the road noise, and most importantly will last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.