Lot 225 - 1996 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R V-Spec N1
|Odometer reading||115,557 km|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,112|
After a 16-year hiatus, the GT-R name was revived in 1989 with the Skyline R32; this car was nicknamed 'Godzilla' by the Australian motoring publication 'Wheels' in its July 1989 edition. The R33 was introduced in August 1993 and was considered the safest model at that time due its airbag system and internal crash bars. Few cars have built up quite such a mantle of invincibility as Nissan's Skyline GT-R. Founded on saloon car racing dominance, almost implausible lap times of the Nürburgring and an underground following that translated into an unquenchable public demand here in the UK, the Skyline has created its own legends.
The GT-R offered today was built to Victory-Specification (V-Spec) N1, also referred to as Group N Racing. This makes this GT-R one of only 71 built and in the Japanese signature colour of International Racing White. What makes the N1 exclusive is that it was factory built as a lightweight performance motor car. Deletion of the ABS, rear wiper, air conditioning, boot carpet and sound system (please note that this car was specified with a sound system and does have a boot mat fitted) were standard. Further weight saving and aerodynamic upgrades enhanced the performance; these features included, a small spoiler on the front of the bonnet, an adjustable carbon fibre rear spoiler and a carbon fibre undertray which aided air flow around the engine bay and increased down force. The big mention is the assembly of a revised and strengthened N1, 2560cc engine block that features cam timing, thicker cylinder walls, enhanced water cooling channels, stiffer inlet hosing, an upgraded oil and water pumps, high flow exhaust manifold, steel bodied turbo chargers and other design features to increase longevity. Manufactured on 8th September 1996 and imported into the UK on 1st February 2015, this Skyline has had the import duties paid and is UK registered. The history file includes the Japanese service records plus records of the two services this Skyline has received since arrival into the UK. The recorded mileage of 115,557 km equates to a total of 71,803 miles. Four recent matching tyres are fitted and we are informed that it will be delivered to the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate, with nil advisories. In addition, to give further peace of mind to any lucky new owner, a recent timing belt service will also have been carried out.
Offered with a very attractive estimate, we feel that this R33 Skyline GT-R V-Spec N1, designed for the Japanese Super Taikyu Series of endurance races and as such made any on the road incredibly rare, will soon look remarkable value in today's ever buoyant market place.
Please note: in addition to the recent timing belt service, a recent MoT test certificate accompanies the Nissan and, importantly, comes with nil advisories
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