1995 Nissan Skyline GTR
91,500 km or 56,855 miles
Fine. Do it. Cue the Tokyo Drift song while you read this. It’s purple, has the world’s supply of stickers, enough wiring to lay the electrical infrastructure for a small island, and gauges. Lots of them. Oh, can’t forget the red LED accent strip in the doorway. And the red piping trim… Buy it, add some funny lighting underneath, go to car shows. Nuff said, right? Jokes aside, this thing is a surprisingly a decent driver. The running components still feel solid, and thankfully aren’t modified beyond recognition. Even the wheels are a high point, and compliment the exterior of the R33 (sans stickers maybe) quite well. It doesn’t take much explaining to say it isn’t a perfect car, but there are two sides to every coin. Buy it as is, drive it with a sense of humor and a smile on yours and other people’s faces as you drive by. Some will love it, some will be laughing too. On the other hand, remove the excess trim and have a decent GTR that drives and isn’t rusted in the shock towers. That alone is valuable. If you have extra baggage on your person, or heck are even an average sized dude, you’ll want to swap the seat.
While the R33 platform debuted in 1993, the GTR didn’t arrive until 1995. Nissan studied the various flaws of the R32 GTR, and worked to address these with the R33. Safety was a bigger concern due to stricter crash testing laws, and the R33 grew in both size and weight accordingly. Aerodynamics and cooling improved thanks to better body design. HICAS returned in the form of Super-HICAS, as well as the ATESSA AWD system. The RB26DETT also saw a few revisions which added torque (power output was limited to 276hp thanks to the Gentlemen’s Agreement). The turbos also saw a few improvements, although the turbine wheel was still ceramic like the R32, it was a little more robust and efficient overall. Similar to the R32, the R33 saw quite a few special versions released over its production cycle. The V-Spec returned, as well as the GTR LM (LeMans), the Nismo 400R with its 395hp 2.8L RBX-GT2 and 6-speed Getrag manual, as well as the 4-door Autech GT-R which added practicality to the capability. Overall, the R33 GTR saw a total production run of 16,668 units, vastly smaller than the nearly 44,000 R32 GTR’s.
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Engine Type: Gasoline
Engine Size: 2.6L
Transmission Type: 5 Speed Manual
Body Color: Purple Metallic
Chassis Number (VIN): BCNR33008181
Model: Skyline GTR