1996 R33 Skyline
The R33, until recently, has been one of the most underrated Skyline chassis. It's true the dimensions are larger than the R32 and the R34, it still feels connected and sporty. If you just look at the numbers the R33 is certainly a better performing chassis than its predecessor, and essentially the same as the R34. This 1996 Skyline GTS25-T Type M boasts a mere 82k verified and documented miles and includes some tasteful quality modifications to boot! The exterior is finished in Nissan's beautiful Cloud White (QM1) and has been outfitted with a rare Trial Sports aero kit that includes the front bumper with integrated turn signals, the front grille, side skirts, and a rear bumper. All of which fits very well, and improves the already killer body lines. A GTR style wing rounds out the aero and a set of 18" Work Emotions wrapped in brand new tires fill up the wheel gap and give the car an aggressive stance. The paint is in great condition with a few rock chips, door dings, and scuffs typical of normal use. The body is equally nice with no major dents or damage. This unique and tastefully modified R33 is one you won't want to miss!
Inside the cabin you'll find a clean, well-cared-for interior. The modifications inside are minimal, the plastics are all in great condition. A Momo Race steering wheel replaces the stock unit and does have some minimal wear from normal use. An Apexi boost gauge comes mounted on the driver side A-pillar and the install is done cleanly. A Carrozzeria double din head unit replaces the factory radio and is functional, although the navigation feature will not work here in the US. The seats are stock and have faired well over the years, although the driver's side bolster does have some wear from entering and exiting the vehicle. The headliner is clean and the powered sunroof works properly. The door panels are also clean with no rips or tears and only light wear around the driver's interior handle. The carpets are nice and free of any rips or major staining. The dash is also clean with no major UV damage or cracking from age. All of the power accessories function properly with the exception of the power-folding feature on the side mirrors. The digital automatic climate control also works great and blows cold A/C or hot heat on demand. Overall a tidy interior on this classic Skyline.
Powering this R33 is the RB25DET turbocharged six-cylinder. The straight-six is smooth and starts promptly thanks to a brand new 12v battery installed here at our facility. Acceleration is fantastic and is aided by a Greddy front mount intercooler, Greddy Downpipe, Kaikimoto catback exhaust, Blitz BOV, and HKS Intake. Shifts are performed through a crisp-shifting 5 speed transmission with no grinds of note. The clutch shows no signs of slipping, and this R33 scoots up to and above highway speeds with ease. While in our shop our trained technicians also performed a fresh oil and filter change, replaced the valve cover gaskets, and installed new front brake pads. A set of aftermarket coil-overs help get the ride height dialed in and assists with handling during spirited driving along with front and rear strut tower bars. Combined with the brand new tires at all four corners this R33 Skyline is ready to drive home today!