Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R ‘shooting brake’ for sale

There’s taking mods too far, then there’s this

Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R shooting brake for sale
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Someone in Japan has had the rather unique idea to turn a Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R into a wagon. Or a shooting brake, if you like.

Unfortunately, the shape of the R33 coupe doesn't really lend itself well to a boxy tail. Especially not if the builder just sort of ‘chucks it on'.

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We found this thing on the Facebook page of a pretty well-known enthusiast car importer, Iron Chef Imports. He calls it the ‘R33 GT-R Sportwagonshootingbrakething'. Or simply: “a big ol' hot mess.”

Even better, is he offers to import it – if it can somehow pass a compliance check. Asking price is just over $60,000 landed.

If someone does decide they'd like to become a laughing stock, the importer would have to source the car from Lead Cars in Japan, which has a listing and some more information about the... thing.

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Firstly, the things we could already see. It's got the rear body modification, obviously, with the boot space and interior structure remaining essentially the same underneath. There's also a fully-sick sounds system.

Inside, four bucket seats sell a racecar vibe contrary to just about everything else the car is visually saying. It does have a roll-cage though.

Nissan R 33 Skyline GT R Shooting Brake Cabin Jpg
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A host of HKS mods in the engine bay (around the original engine, we assume) are overshadowed by pointless additions such as track-spec roll-bars, which have been coupled with a lowered body to ensure an uncomfortable ride.

Of course, we had to have a look at the comments people were leaving on the post, but one might have summed it up best given the current popularity of R33/boat memes.

“Surely adding that much fibreglass to an R33 is just asking for boat jokes?”

 

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