Lot 130 - 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R V-Spec

Lot 130 - 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R V-Spec

Lot 130 - 1995 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R V-Spec

Lot Number 130
Registration M200 GTR
Chassis Number BCNR33-002215
Engine Number tbc
Odometer reading 62,961 miles
Estimate £42,000 - £52,000
  • Fully restored at a cost of over £45,000
  • Highly desirable Midnight Purple V-Spec example
  • M200 GTR registration number included

The new R33 Skyline GT-R was launched in January 1995 with a base GT-R and the V-Spec model, which offered a sportier suspension set-up resulting in lower ground clearance and featured the newer ATTESA E-TS Pro all-wheel drive system, which included an Active Limited-Slip Differential which, at the time, made it arguably the most technologically advanced production car in the world. The system was conceived in the 1990s for the JTCC to enable some 600bhp to be fed through the wheels and on to the racetrack efficiently. The V-Spec also featured an active LSD on the rear axle which further aided traction by calculating the optimum torque-split between the left and right rear wheels, variable from fully locked to totally free.

The increased body rigidity and improved handling potential over the previous generation R32 necessitated several specially designed cross members being incorporated into the monocoque and extra torsion bars were added to the multi-link suspension to further enhance stability. Working closely with Bridgestone technicians to perfect the Potenza tyres, Nissan put the prototype R33 GT-R through its paces in all weathers at the notorious Nürburgring, earning them a daring reputation amongst other manufacturers. Power came from the now legendary RB26DETT, Nissan’s 2.6 litre twin-turbocharged straight-six masterpiece.

This R33 GT-R V-Spec is rather special. Our vendor knew this car for a number of years before buying it, it belonged to a family friend and had always been his dream car, so when the opportunity came to buy it, he jumped at it. The car is presented in possibly the best, and most famous, colour for a Skyline, Midnight Purple, which presents in absolutely outstanding condition following a full bare metal respray. In recent years this car has been through a restoration costing in excess of £45,000 and covering very little mileage since, the condition throughout speaks for itself. Frankly, no stone was left unturned, the underside was all re-powercoated, new polybushes fitted throughout, AP Racing brakes all round with six-pot calipers upfront and four-pot calipers at the rear, and an engine set up to die for. The car now produces 500bhp on low-boost and up to 610bhp on high boost, which the seller informs us was his target for a very safe and reliable power output, these engines can be pushed much further but at this level the parts aren’t stressed to their limits.

The engine was fully stripped down and rebuilt, with the following specification, HKS super sqv4 dump valve, aluminium radiator, aluminium intercooler, Bosch 1000 cc injectors, Garrett GT2860-5 turbo’s, HKS power flow exhaust system and Haltech elite 2000 ECU. Our vendor reports the car drives absolutely superbly, being very compliant in normal driving conditions.

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is possibly one of the most legendary and desirable JDM cars of the 1990’s and this example has been restored and rebuild by a true enthusiast with the addition of tasteful and well proven upgrades. Offered with a very attractive estimate, this could be the exact GT-R you have been waiting for.

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