1996 Nissan Skyline R33 GTST


  • Highly appealing Midnight Purple 2 paintwork
  • Benefitted from extensive rust repair and preventative measures
  • Bodywork enhanced with GTR style modifications
  • Fitted with quality aftermarket components like Rota GTR'D wheels

The Appeal

The Nissan Skyline E-BCNR33 - or the R33 - GTST is renowned for its perfect balance of performance and styling. With that iconic twin-turbo I6 and plenty of rebellious personality inside and out, it's a impressive symbol of how Japan was, unequivocally, at the top of the fast car game in the 90s.

This example, in particular, stands out with its head-turning Midnight Purple 2 paintwork and tastefully modified GTR-style bodywork. Its appeal is further enhanced by unique features and custom accents from its carrying owners. But what makes this vehicle truly special is the dedication and care invested into its preservation and enhancements, making it a dream come true for any Skyline enthusiast.

History and Paperwork

  • Originally an Australian-market example
  • Total of 11 previous owners, imported in February 2002
  • First UK registered in April 2003
  • Currently indicates 79,654 miles
  • Clock changed between 2008 and 2009
  • This is backed by the car's extensive service history
  • The vehicle has been self-serviced by a Senior BMW technician
  • Thousands of pounds worth of receipts available for work carried out during owner's tenure
  • The vehicle has a current MOT, valid until March 2024
  • Highly impressive paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • Plenty of paperwork and materials for the car's aftermarket components
    • DVLA paperwork
    • A veritable stack of invoices for everything from servicing to aftermarket components
    • A comprehensive set of UK MOT certificates
    • Full printout of the car's MOT history

The Condition

  • Bodywork and paintwork are in very good condition, with some minor imperfections
  • Originally painted in silver when new
  • Repainted by a previous owner in Toffee Brown
  • While in the UK modifications included:
    • Rota GTR'd wheels
    • Fiberglass rear quarters from Knight Racer
    • Fiberglass front wings 
    • Fiberglass GTR-style front bumpers 
    • Aftermarket style fiberglass rear bumper 
    • Fiberglass GTR-style spoiler
    • A base of etch primer to well-known rust spots to aid in the prevention of rust
    • Followed by a white primer coat and flattened prior to painting
    • Heavy coats of both Midnight Purple 2 and hard lacquer
    • Underbody rust has been repaired and treated with underseal
  • The nearside-rear quarter panel has a small crease in the fibreglass
  • The front bumper has a slight crack, though it isn't intrusive
  • Full set of Falken tyres that are in excellent order
  • The interior is well-maintained
  • Dash trims have been refinished in gloss black
  • All instruments are in good, clean condition
  • Kode purple-accented steering wheel
  • Nismo gear knob with leather shifter and handbrake surround
  • No stereo is currently fitted
  • Seats have been replaced due to previous wear
  • They're now in good order with no rips or tears
  • Headlining carries light wear
  • Carpets in good order with a light cut under the driver's seat
  • Boot requires a complete relining
  • Underneath, the car is solid with very little sign of corrosion

The Mechanics

  •  2.5ltr single turbo, RB25DET
  • Features a 5-speed manual gearbox
  • The vendor notes some occasional crunching in 4th gear
  • Modifications include:
    • Manley H beam rods 
    • CP 86mm pistons
      • Oil pump collar extension
      • External oil cooler
      • ACL race bearings
      • Cosworth head gasket
      • 3076 Gen 2 Turbo 
      • 850cc performance injectors 
      • Link G4X ECU 
      • BC Racing coil overs
  • The owner informs us that the vehicle is very rewarding to drive, set up for open road use
  • Car is reportedly in excellent working order with no leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke
  • Valid MOT until March 2024 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1996
  • Make Nissan
  • Model Skyline
  • Colour Purple
  • Odometer 79,654 Miles
  • Engine size 2498
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Carterton
  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Country United Kingdom