Car for Sale: Custom 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R by Vielside
The Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 might not be as iconic as its predecessor, the R32, but it’s still a fine example of Japanese engineering and performance. These cars are quite rare, and getting one in the United States is somewhat complicated, but if you’re in the market for a beefed-up R33, Vistec R Imports just posted one online. And it’s not just any R33, but a unique car modded by famous Japanese shop Veilside.
Crazy Car for Sale: R35-Powered 2019 Nissan Juke GT-R
Built from 2010 to 2019, the first-generation Nissan Juke was a really popular crossover. It looked rather strange on the outside, but it grew on people. On top of that, it was available with a wide range of engines and a decent interior in terms of space and features. But the Juke wasn’t particularly powerful until 2013 when the 197-horsepower Nismo model was launched. Things became really wild for the same model year, as Nissan announced the Juke-R, fitted with the GT-R’s twin-turbo V-6 engine. Only five were built, and just one made it onto the streets. And you can buy that specific model for a whopping $324,000.
A Gorgeous 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R Up For Sale
The Nissan Skyline GT-R of the R32 generation has been one of the JDM wet dreams of American petrolheads since its release back in 1989. Now, four years since it became legal to import one in the States, prices have started to level off, and this example could go for less than the market value.
The third generation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R, known shortly as the R32, was Nissan’s answer to the Group A regulations that were in effect in touring car racing at the time. With boatloads of power and AWD, it dominated the Japanese Touring Car scene until the ruleset was changed for 1994. The Australians were even more annoyed at the Skyline’s utter domination, which is how the "Godzilla" nickname stuck, of their national championship that they eventually banned both the all-wheel-drive system and the practice of turbocharging in the ATCC.
The countless racing successes as well as appearances in movies, cartoons, and video games made the car highly popular, both in native Japan as well as abroad. The American market couldn’t enjoy the GT-R upon launch due to it not meeting the NHTSA safety requirements at the time. This meant that American fans had to wait 25 years to import an R32 legally under the "25-year" law which allows cars that weren’t meant for the American market to be imported 25 years after they were first put into production. This opened a "Pandora’s Box" in the summer of 2014 which saw prices sky-rocket for pristine examples as well as the rare Nismo models. However, high-mileage GT-Rs have started to level off in prices and this particular model on BaT is currently at a $9,100 bid with six days left of the auction.
Read on to find out more about why the GT-R is such a big thing
A heavily modified Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 is listed at Classic Trader, the auto classifieds that sells a lot of classic exotics. So what’s so special about this particular Skyline other than the fact that it’s blue, has 550 horsepower under its hood, and only 6,000 km (3,728 miles) on the odometer? Well, it’s a Hollywood car driven specifically by the late Paul Walker in Fast & Furious — the fourth installment in the franchise.
This Skyline is actually one of nine Skylines that were used in the making of the movie, but according to Top Gear, this one is the only real Skyline in the movie. The rest were apparently makeshift units created by using plastic bodies on Volkswagen Beetle chassis. We won’t blame you if become nauseous after reading that.
This one, though, is the real deal. It’s got all the bells and whistles of the GT-R R34, including a 2.6-liter, twin-turbo, straight-six engine that was fitted with a front-mounted intercooler from Turbonetics. That setup allows it to pump out an impressive 550 ponies with the power sent to all four wheels courtesy of a six-speed Getrag transmission.
It also has a loot bag of aftermarket options, which isn’t at all surprising considering the nature of the movie it appeared in. It has plenty of Nismo parts, including a bumper with side skirts, lowering springs, V-Spec NUR pedals, and an NE-1 exhaust, all of which are consistent with what a full-fledged drag Skyline should have at its disposal. A Momo Alcantara steering wheel was also installed, as well as a custom roll cage, a Sony head unit, a custom heads-up display for the dash-mounted PC, and an MFD Xenarc Display unit with all gauges programmed to the Skyline’s ECU.
As you can expect, this Skyline doesn’t come cheap, nor should it considering that it also comes with a “40-page appraisal from a well known accredited appraisal company documenting the build and movie car history.” For the privilege of owning Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 from Fast & Furious, interested buyers need to have at least £600,000 at their disposal, which is about $940,740 as of 12/4/14.
We did say "at least" because given the car’s history and who drove it, the price for this Skyline GT-R R34 is expected to reach more than $1 million.
Click past the jump to read more about Paul Walker’s Nissan Skyline.