1995 Nissan Skyline R33 – today’s tempter

By: Guy Allen, Unique Cars magazine

Popular and a proven coupe doesn’t cost a bomb

1995 Nissan Skyline R33 – today’s tempter
Quick, capable and easy to live with - nice cars, these R33s.

What’s your favourite Skyline? That may depend on your age and which generation of the iconic Nissans you saw battling it out with the Aussie V8s across Australian racetracks.

Well-sorted Japanese coupes have a pretty good local history in the collector market, but if that’s where you’re heading the real challenge can be finding one that hasn’t been messed with.

A scan of the ad for this car, located in Wangaratta in northern Victoria, suggests it is in fact a clean original example with not a whole lot of miles (87,000km) on it.

There were a heap of variants in the Skyline range around this time and this is a mid-range example, but desirable thanks to the turbo 2.5lt engine and five-speed manual transmission.

We expect it’s running the RB25 DE engine, which is a DOHC six claiming 140kW (188hp) and 231Nm.

It might not be one of the absolute hero cars of the range (an R33 GT-R will be twice the price), but we reckon they’re fun to drive and, if looked after, should hold their value pretty well over time.

The best news? They don’t cost a bomb. This one is asking $11,500.

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