1,000-Mile Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R Heads To US Auction

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This is one of the cleanest examples we've ever seen.

The Nissan GT-R as we know it is being killed off, and with a controversial electric version lying in wait, you could consider the R35 the end of a golden era. But before it came an even more respected lineup of cars: the Skyline GT-R family. Thanks to the era of the Sony PlayStation, millions of JDM fans were introduced to the R32, R33, and R34 Skyline GT-Rs in all their fantastic colors and special editions. One version that always stood out was the Midnight Purple Skyline GT-R R33 chassis.

The R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R was a bit of an unwanted stepchild due to its relatively modest performance, bloated curb weight and awkward styling. However, these cars have seen a renaissance, and are now selling for massive money. This low mileage example, on auction through RM Sotheby's, is as good as it gets and is expected to sell for a top-dollar price at the Monterey Car Week events running from August 18-20.

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This 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R is super clean, but what makes it a showstopper is the odometer reading: this JDM classic has traveled only 988 miles in 27 years! Due to its age, this R33 Skyline GT-R is now eligible for registration in the United States, and comes as a completely bone stock car with no modifications whatsoever. The exterior is in spotless condition, and it still features the original split-spoke 17-inch wheels wrapped in 245/45R17 tires. The interior is also unscathed and features two-tone gray upholstery, trademark bucket seats, and all the gauges one could ever require.

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RM Sotheby's
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Under the hood you'll find Nissan's legendary RB26DETT, a 2.6-liter, twin-turbo, DOHC, 24-valve inline-six engine which produces 276 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque as per the 1990s gentleman's agreement. Power is sent to all four wheels via a five-speed manual transmission. The R33 GT-R also features Nissan's ATTESA all-wheel-drive system. A car in this condition should sell for well over $200,000 if RM Sotheby's last R33 auction is anything to go by. Nineties JDM scrap? Today's market doesn't think so.

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