R33 Express: 1994 Nissan Skyline GTS-4 – Sold!
The four-door sports car was a concept originally conceived by Nissan when it built the long-lived Maxima sedan, a demographic the company was so proud of creating it actually put stickers in the rear quarter windows denoting it as a 4DSC. A bold statement, for sure, but those Maximas were light, quick, and loved to rev. Sadly, Nissan has all but buried that lineage with its current lineup, which is why many enthusiasts are looking overseas for inspiration. This 1994 Nissan Skyline GTS-4 sedan is a reminder that the company once prided itself on building high-performance coupes and sedans, and it is listed on Craigslist in Silver Spring, Maryland, with 60,830 miles and an asking price of $8,500. As a Japanese market vehicle, a reliable value isn’t available, but it’s safe to say the sedans in naturally aspirated form trade for far less than the turbocharged two-doors.
The Skyline took many forms over its lifetime, but the R34 coupe is likely the most recognized, thanks to its worldwide reputation as a stirring performance car and by having its street skills splashed all over the silver screen. As the model evolved, more trim lines and drivetrain options were offered, including naturally-aspirated engines, all-wheel drive, and both coupe and sedan configurations. With a new crop of overseas-market vehicles available for importing each year, it’s not surprising we’ve started to see some of the more ordinary versions of cars with reputations for awe-inspiring performance. That doesn’t diminish their appeal, however, as examples like this R33 Skyline demonstrate. With all-wheel drive, right-hand steering, a period body kit, and other mild enhancements, it’s a nice package, even if it’s not the JDM hot rod enthusiasts swoon over.
Truth be told, the R33 sedans could be made pretty interesting with turbocharged inline-sixes paired to a conventional manual transmission. This example is more the cruiser of the lineup, with its RB25DE 2.5-liter non-turbocharged engine and an automatic transmission. The seller has tackled some key maintenance items, including a recent timing belt and water pump service. The Skyline also has a working A/C and all the necessary paperwork establishing that it is here legally. While it may not be the first car that comes to mind when asked to describe our ideal overseas import, there’s little doubt it would still be a hit at any Radwood show you pull up to. Good luck putting this rare 4DSC in your garage!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Up for sale is a JDM 1994 Nissan Skyline GTS4 R33. All Wheel Drive. Right Hand Drive. No Rust or Rot. Only 60,830 Original Miles = 97,898 kilometers
2500cc RB25DE 2.5 liter NA engine
* Full-Time All Wheel Drive
* Automatic Transmission
* Power Windows and Door Locks
* Power Moonroof
Navan Rear Spoiler, Ground Effects Kit, GTR Grill and Nismo Strut Tower Bar. Runs and drives 100%. Very Clean Interior – Dash has no cracks. No mechanical issues. Recent timing belt and water pump service. Ice cold working A/C and good heat. All power equipment in good working order. Car was imported legally and is titled in my name and comes with all import documentation.
Issues: Some paint fade on hood, trunk lid and rear bumper. A few scratches and dings. The steering wheel leather is worn and has some fading.
$8,500 Cash. No Trades. Call for Appointment – 301 651 77 88″
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