Performance Improvements: This car has been tuned to stage 1 by Mine's - one of Japan's premier Skyline specialists, most noted for their preparation of cars for road tune. The standard ECU has been re-chipped with a Mine's VX-ROM which enables this car to run to 0.95 Bar of boost.
A Blitz Dual solenoid boost controller is fitted neatly into a carbon fibre enclosed slot on the centre console. The air filters are M's type / K&N units, giving maximum filtration, whilst also allowing unrestricted air flow. As a side effect, these also enable the wastegates to be heard when the throttle is released. The downpipes are equal length Mine's Pro items which give noticably better response at higher revs. A cat replacement pipe is fitted and the rest of the exhaust is a Fujitsubo Legalis R Type Evolution. Despite the lack of a catalyst, this combined system is not excessively loud, although it sounds fairly special under power - as a result of the Mine's downpipe.
Although the Mine's ECU will run with UK fuel, we recommend fitting an Apexi Power FC ECU, so this can be mapped to run on 98 RON fuel, - we are also able to get this car checked and ignition timing set to work safely on UK fuels with GT Art, who are very close to our new premises just outside of Brighton. An Apexi Power FC complete with controller, is available at £550.00 from www.neweraparts.com
Suspension & Wheels: Suspension is improved with the use of fully adjustable Tein Type CS coilovers. These are high quality items well suited for road use - although they're an excellent choice for trackdays too. Damping can be easily adjusted from the top of each unit. Ride height is adjustable too. A full set of some of the most sought after alloys for a Skyline are fitted - Original monoblock lightweight forged alloy Volk Racing SE37 alloys complete with 275/35ZR18 Bridgestone Potenza RE-01 tyres on each corner - approximately half worn. Wheels are also in nearly new condition - there are some very light scratches to a few parts, but being forged alloy, these don't mark easily - and scratches are not easily visible.
Other exterior improvements: Note that Nismo bumper vents, bonnet lip and rear valence extensions are fitted. Also, Nismo clear side repeaters and clear front indicators are fitted. All aesthetic improvements combined make this a Skyline GT-R V-Spec that looks very unique.
Interior upgrades & condition: A set of Nismo clocks complete with uprated gauges and a 320 km/h speedometer have been fitted. These show 36,172km. The original clocks were replaced when showing 28,029km. Thefore the total mileage to date is: 64,201 kms = 39,901 genuine miles.
A Nismo steering wheel has replaced the original SRS airbag steering wheel. (If preferred, we can obtain and supply a later model used original wheel complete with SRS airbag in good condition, at £150.00). A Greddy 52mm diameter boost gauge is neatly fitted on the A-Pilar. There's a Blitz SBC Boost controller fitted in place of the ashtray, neatly enclosed in a carbon fibre surround. A Nismo cigar lighter and polyeurethane racing gearknob are also fitted. Condition of the interior is excellent with virtually nothing to report. There's some minor wear to the Nismo steering wheel. The handbrake gaiter has wear in the usual place and there's some wear to the window switch panel on the driver's door. A new one has already been ordered to replace it. Carbon fibre look leather gaiters specially tailored for the R33 GT-R are also available inexpensively through www.neweraparts.com - these would give the centre console area a much improved appearance!
Hifi is a top of the range Addzest CD/Radio unit with 200 W Peak R.M.S. power. This unit is included free of charge with the car.
Standard & Dealer Option Specifications: This is a rarer and more desirable V-Spec model, complete with active electronically controlled rear Limited Slip Differential and adoption of ATTESA E-TS PRO system for the 4WD bias control. Brakes are Brembo at each corner with 4 pistons on each front calliper and 2 pistons on each rear. The front lip spoiler is a later - deeper than the first generation type. In this car's case, it's been colour coded. Also included as standard: Climate Control A/C, PAS, Central Locking, ABS, velour seats, privacy rear windows, adjustable rear spoiler, original full set of fitted mats, etc. Note that a rear wiper was not fitted from new to this example.
Engine: Excellent oil pressure (4/cm2 at idle when cold). Clutch feels as if it has plenty of life remaining (Standard unit). Brake discs are each almost new! We test drove this example and found it felt tight and very together. Idle is very smooth from start up, no rattles or squeaks from the interior, good smooth braking & stability. It feels like a car that's never been driven hard and there is evidence this is the case, given that the paintwork is so original and spotless - with no stone chips gained over the car's life in Japan.
This has been a one owner car since new. Clearly the last keeper polished it regularly to keep paint work this good. All signs show this hasn't been a Skyline that's been driven hard and modifications are sensible to improve the car yet still allow it to remain relaxing to drive for daily use. Note the lack of stone chips at the front of the car - this is a sure sign that it hasn't been driven hard regularly. The engine bay, seats, steering wheel, carpets, indicator stalks, pedal rubbers, brake discs, exterior - all indicate low wear and careful use. This has also been a non smoker's car.
Auction grade is 3.5 (Auction sheet is available). The reason for grade 3.5 is because the o/s quarter panel has been replaced. The repair is of good quality and shut lines are perfect. Condition of paintwork is as shown by pictures is also excellent throughout!
There's a light pin dent on the n/s/f wing and 2 others on the n/s door. These will be carefully removed by a dent specialist. On the roof, there's a 2cm scratch down to the primer. This will be carefully touched in with matching paint. The rear bumper has small scratches in the centre section - this will be resprayed. On the front lip spoiler, there are some scratches on each corner. Our preference would be to strip the paint from this rather than respraying, as paint doesn't bond well to PVC - also this is the most exposed part of the car and likely to encounter kerbs, etc. in future. We will paint or strip back to unpainted - as preferred. All preparation as discribed above is included.
OTR Price: £16,635. Includes all costs such as cosmetic improvements & repairs, SVA test, full UK conversions, 1 year's comprehensive warranty, valeting, 6 month's road tax and a new MOT. A deposit of £1,000 secures this Skyline for prompt shipment.