• Take A Trip Back In Time With This 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R

The car is almost new and will probably go for a lot!

The ninth generation Nissan Skyline, the R33, was introduced in August 1995. The model followed the widely celebrated R32 and played a big part in the model’s eventual long-term success. In all honesty, it was the moment’s popular culture that helped the car’s sales by a lot. Gran Turismo - and other video games - made the R32 Skyline very popular, even on markets where it wasn’t even sold, like America. So, following the footsteps of the R32 - aka "Godzilla, the monster from Japan," the R33 enjoyed huge success and ended up playing a role in the first Fast & Furious film (Leons car).

The Cleanest R33 Skyline You’ll Ever See

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While chances to get a Skyline in good condition in the States is still very rare, RM Sotheby’s has listed one for sale at its future auction in Monterey. And it’s almost brand new, with only 1,000 miles on the odometer.

While the R33, and the Skyline in general, is famous for receiving performance enhancements and body modifications, this specific R33 retains its original, "as-delivered" configuration and factory finishes throughout. It is finished in a Midnight Purple paint and the exterior looks to be in pristine condition. Since it is coming from Japan it is a right-hand drive car, with an interior that looks like it has never been touched. The cabin features a two-tone gray combination, with absolutely all the switches and buttons looking like they were never used.

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The R33 is powered by the famous 2.6-liter, twin-turbocharged RB26DETT inline six-cylinder engine and is part of the "gentleman’s agreement" era in Japan. That means everyone agreed that cars should be limited to only 276 horsepower for safety reasons. Of course, this didn’t stop anybody from putting more under the hood, and as such, this R33 delivers approximately 300 horsepower, straight from the showroom floor. The engine was mated to a five-speed manual transmission and power is sent to all four wheels. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds - as tested - and Nissan claims the R33 could hit a top speed of 156 mph.

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The car arrived straight from its previous owner in Hong Kong and will be available for auction on August 20, 2022. RM Sotheby’s estimates that it will sell it for $150,000 - $180,000. Since it is just recently that the R33 can be imported to the States - as it now falls on the right side of the 25-year historic import rule - we expect this R33 to actually go for a lot more.

Source: RMSothebys

Alina Moore
Alina Moore
Alina Joined the Topspeed.com team in the early 2000s as one of the outlets very first experts, and she’s been with Topspeed.com ever since. Over the years, she’s served various roles, but today she’s is relied on heavily to verify automotive facts, assist with formatting, and discover new and engaging topics.  Read full bio
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