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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August 2018: The R33 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTS-t turns 25 years old

1993-1998 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTS-T Buyers Guide



The earliest versions of the R33 Nissan Skyline GTS and GTS-t start turning 25 years old in August of 2018. Over 25 years old means they are exempt from US DOT, or Federal Motor Vehicle Safety (FMVSS) standards.  At 21 years old a vehicle is EPA exempt in original configuration.  The R32 Skyline GTS stopped being produced in 1993, but the GT-R version went though the end of 1994.  The R33 GT-R version first being sold in January 1995, it will be legal starting in January 2020. 

There were 16 different configurations of the R33 Skyline in 1993(25 in 1995).  This includes differences like engine, rear wheel drive vs all wheel drive, two door vs four door, and manual and automatic transmission. There are also turbo, and non-turbo versions. Horsepower ranged from 128 to 246.  The most desirable cars generally being 2 door, 5 speed, RB25 turbo, and rear wheel drive. Thanks to GT-R Registry for the information

We have several R33 GTS arriving this week, and many more over the next few months. Future Inventory



Configuations/Chassis codes of the R33 Skyline

  • HR33 
    • GTS
    • GTS Type G
    • GTS Urban Runner S
    • GTS Type S
    • GTS Type X
    • GTS Type X Limited
    • GTS Type X 40th Anniversary
  • ER33 
    • GTS25
    • GTS25 Type G
    • GTS25 Urban Runner S
    • GTS25 Type S/S
    • GTS25 Type X
    • GTS25 Type X Limited
    • GTS25 Type XG
    • GTS25t Type G
    • GTS25t Type S
  • ENR33 GTS-4
    • GTS-4
    • GTS-4 Type G
    • GTS-4 Type X
    • GTS-4 40th Anniversary
  • ECR33 GTS-25
    • GTS25t Type M
    • GTS25t Type M Active LSD
    • GTS25t Type M1 4 Door
    • GTS25t Type M2 2 Door
    • GTS25t Type M2 4 Door
    • GTS25t Type M 40th Anniv
    • GTS25 Type S



The HR33 GTS could be a 2 door coupe, or a 4 door sedan. It could have a 5 speed manual, or an automatic transmission. The engine was RB20E with 128 horsepower.  This is your entry level R33. With a single over head cam 2 liter engine, it was not a motivated mover. Add an automatic, and four doors, and we would call it downright slow.
Available Colors HR33
Paint Code Production
1N3 1761
1N4 11694
AN0 1962
AR1 449
BN6 1392
DN0 332
KH2 8849
KH3 5274
KL0 1336
KN6 4645
KR4 10179
QM1 10894
WK1 4959
First Production HR33 - 000101 GTS August 1993
Last HR33-109971 - GTS Type X 40th Anniversary April 1998



The ER33 was available with a normally aspirated or turbo version of the RB25DE. The cars could also be two or 4 door, and 5 speed manual, or 5 speed automatic.  The RB25DE was rated at 187 horsepower, where the RB25DET was rated at about 246 horsepower.  Turbos are more gooder.  28446 ER33s were produced from August 1993 to April 1998.
Available Colors ER33
Paint Code Production
1N3 1151
1N4 6753
AN0 659
AR1 179
BN6 674
DN0 173
KH2 5294
KH3 2377
KL0 176
KN6 2006
KR4 3481
QM1 3074
WK1 2383
First production ER33-000121 GTS25 Type G August 1993
Last ER33-072473 GTS25 Type S April 1998


ENR33 as the start of the chassis number, signified that it was an all wheel drive car.  They were available as 2 or 4 door, 5 speed manual, or 4 speed automatic. The RB25DE was rated at 187 horsepower.  7500 ENR33 or GTS4 R33 were made November 1993 to April 1998
Available Colors ENR33
Paint Code Production
1N3 217
1N4 1055
AN0 350
AR1 81
BN6 192
DN0 24
KH2 946
KH3 1043
KL0 172
KN6 608
KR4 998
QM1 1070
WK1 720
First production ENR33-000067 GTS4 November 1993
Last ENR33-220984 GTS4  April 1998




The ECR33 came with either a naturally aspirated, or turbo version of the RB25DE, rear wheel drive, Hicas, and either a manual or automatic transmission. The turbo version could be 2 door or 4 door. The NA version was just available as a 2 door.  A total of 64308 ECR33's were made from August 1993 to April 1998.
Available Colors ECR33
Paint Code Production
1N3 2356
1N4 3743
AN0 7393
AR1 611
BN6 638
DN0 117
KH2 6629
KH3 11726
KL0 3656
KN6 1499
KR4 6556
LP2 178
QM1 18570
WK1 584
First production ECR33-000151 GTS25t Type M August 1993
Last ECR33-135381 GTS25t Type M 40th Anniversary April 1998

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