For Sale: 1995 Nissan Skyline in Torrance, California

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PLEASE NOTE THIS CAR IS FOR SALE ONLY TO OUT OF STATE BUYERS OR DEALERS ONLY - CANNOT BE SOLD IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO SMOG EMISSION REGULATIONS West Coast Classics are proud to present a very rare and recently US import 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR VSPEC edition with 139K km (86K original miles).Imported from Japan to the U.S in 2020 and in the desirable 'Midnight Purple' color and upgraded with 18x10 'Work Emotion' Racing wheels with 275 rubber, Nismo mats, Apexi turbines, tuned ECU, 700cc injectors, upgraded cams, trust oil cooler, trust front mount intercooler, Koyo aluminum racing radiator, KKS intercooler piping, adjustable coilover suspension, Defi gauges/link system, racing pipe, HKS EVC boost controller, HKS torque splitter, super air flow convertor, Nismo bumper, carbon front clip, carbon rear splitter, front/rear tow hooks, oil catch can, etc.Following up on its widely celebrated R32 predecessor, timing of the arrival of the new Nissan Skyline GT-R R33 on the world scene in 1995 played a big part in the eventual long-term success of this iteration of the Japanese performance car. No easy task when amid spiraling performance and top speeds achieved by the new generation of Japanese sports cars, a panic-induced gentlemen's agreement was struck between Japanese car manufacturers and government officials to limit new model performance rating figures not to exceed 276 brake horsepower.The R33 nevertheless debuted at an optimal moment in popular culture. Video games such as 'Gran Turismo' popularized the Skyline and other performance cars from Japan of the era, even in the United States and other envious markets where the GT-R could not be sold. The R33 would perpetuate the Skyline GT-Rs nickname 'Godzilla', the monster from Japan earned by the R32 after stellar performances in early 1990's Australian motorsport, as car enthusiasts embraced Nissan's performance marque as a force to be reckoned with. Indeed, the R33 would make appearances in the first few 'Fast and the Furious' films of the 2000's; with its R34 successor notably driven by the late Paul Walker, making an even greater impression for the Skyline GT-R name throughout the film franchise.Delivered new to its first owner Japan, this Skyline GT-R like all examples, a right-hand drive car equipped with ATTESA all-wheel drive, is presented in its desirable factory original finish of 'Midnight Purple' over a two-tone gray interior. Beneath the hood sits a 2.6-liter, twin-turbocharged, twin-cam, 24-valve inline-six mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with all the original Japanese safety stickers and decals still attached and preserved in remarkable condition. The Nissan shows just over 139,952 kilometers (86,962 miles) at time of sale and wears 'Federal' sports tires on alloy wheels shaped by five double-spokes, through which black 'Brembo' brake calipers installed by the factory can be seen. Notably, while the GT-R has always been a popular target for customizers to add performance enhancements and body modifications, this R33 desirably retains mostly all of its original stock configuration and factory finishes along with a few very desirable upgrades.Though the Skyline GT-R had grown to amass fans around the globe, collectors in the United States were not able to lay claim to their own R33 until recently. Only now through the 25-year historic import rule can the R33 be imported legally. Having arrived from Japan last year, this 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R has obviously received exceptional care from new and is a prime example of a factory original R33 ready to reward dedicated enthusiasts for their patience. The celebrated R33 Godzilla; a champion of Japanese Domestic Market performance Finished in desirable 'Midnight Purple' over two-tone gray interior 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six paired with five-speed manual gearbox; all-wheel drive Delivered new to Japan and imported to the U.S. in 2020; now currently registered with U.S. title in Washington state. Offered in all original and unmodified condition; odometer displays just over 4139,952 kilometers (86,962 miles)It is of note that it is now legal to import and register any of these right-hand-drive cars in 48 states. Hawaii has some safety regulations that can make things a bit more difficult, and California has its own set of rules. Before a resident of the Golden State can register any GT-R for the road, it will have to be modified to pass strict emissions testing. We understand that G amp;K Auto Conversion in Santa Ana, California is the only lab to have both California and direct-import certification. The process can cost upwards of $10,000 and take over two months, after which the car will still have to pass a smog test every two years like every other post-1975 model registered in the state. Therefore please note that we are selling the car to out of state or dealers only as it currently has a Washington State title and is not currently California smog compliant.Skylines are a legendary line of sporty coupes and sedans that were only sold in Japan and Australia. The 1995 GT-R version's turbocharged 2.6-liter in-line six, its four-wheel-drive, its considerable racing history, and the fact that it is was a new version of Nissan's most sophisticated performance car has made the GT-R a legend in it's own lifetime.The original Skyline was a Japanese only market, high-performance, 4-door sedan that debuted at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show. By the time the cars second-generation was introduced in 1973, the Nissan Skyline was only available as a 2-door coupe. Unfortunately, due to the worldwide oil crises at the time and much stricter emissions standards, less than 200 Skyline GT-Rs were produced. Sixteen years later, Nissan re-introduced the Skyline GT-R to a performance-starved public and used the car as a showcase for the brands latest technology and engineering. The third-generation car, code-named (R32) also introduced an all-wheel-drive system that was propelled by a 2.6-liter turbocharged inline-6-cylinder pushing out 276 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Drivers could hit Zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds and reach the quarter-mile in 13.9 seconds. The predecessor to this car appeared in 1989, the year Nissan cooked up the first twin-turbo and intercooled 4WD Skyline for Group A and N track racing. Enthusiasts around the world salivated over its technology which was tweaked to over 300+ horsepower. Some called it "so good, it's scary." This 1989-1994 generation car is the one that earned the nickname 'Godzilla', after the giant, mythical fire-breathing movie lizard. The cars ability to completely dominate everything from American muscle cars to super exotics from Europe on the racetrack helped it achieve legendary status.By 1995 the GT-R came in three forms: standard GT-R; the GT-R V-Spec you see here, which has a more advanced driveline; and a racing version with a revised suspension, called the N1. In any form, the new GT-R is technically peerless. For motivation, twin ceramic turbochargers with an intercooler feed a 2.6-liter six with 12.0 psi of boost. The claimed 276 hp (at 6800 rpm) bumps up against the Japanese automakers' voluntary power ceiling (Nissan insiders say the GT-R's actual figure is more like 311 hp). At 4400 rpm, there's 271 pound-feet of torque. Redline is a sizzling 8000 rpm.A five-speed manual feeds the GT-R's four-wheel drive via a center differential sporting an electronically controlled multiplate clutch. This "ATTESA E-TS" system sends 100 percent of the torque to the rear wheels until a wheel sensor detects slipthen it meters up to 50 percent of the torque to the front. Our V-Spec GT-R had yet another electronically controlled clutch, called A-LSD, which serves as a separat...for more information please contact the seller.

Vehicle Details

  • 1995 Nissan Skyline
  • Listing ID:CC-1509268
  • Price:$75,500
  • Location:Torrance, California
  • Year:1995
  • Make:Nissan
  • Model:Skyline
  • Exterior Color:Purple
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:86962
  • Stock Number:5577
  • VIN:00000BCNR33005577

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1205 Bow Ave
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