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Old 09-01-2019, 06:33 AM   #1
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Gabe's R33 GTR... which most likely is rotten

Hi, Gabe here. Thought it would be cool to return to Zilvia after a 9 or so year absence. Seems like a lot has changed...

Anyways, I left the US almost 6 years ago to pursue a dream of getting paid next-to-nothing to design Formula 1 cars and have succeeded in doing so. Living in the UK allows me access to JDM cars, and I always kept my affinity for them after selling my 180sx, so I decided I would look to purchase one which I could bring back to the US eventually. I do not want to waste a build on UK roads/weather (visit to see what I mean)

With the 25-yr rule in place, my search went basically to Skyline GTR's. There are a ton of them in the UK already, and have been here basically since Paul Walker decided to shift 47 times in a single drag race.

R32 GTRs were too expensive; US market has driven the prices through the roof world-wide, as anyone who has purchased one can tell you. I did not have a spare 25-35k pounds for one ($30-42K USD)...

Being a resourceful car guy like the rest of you, I looked for junkers I could work on and restore. The ones for sale here on Ebay and other places were crap and just not low enough in price to restore properly.

Bring on R33 GTRs... under-appreciated, undervalued, much more advanced younger brother of the R32. I found many of these in a more reasonable price range.

Here are a few vlogs which I think you guys will like of the restoration so-far. I started this a few months ago... I will start adding more content as we go...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ePsczZkQLU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFT91aFoRLc
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