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

By Chris Thompson, 05 Dec 2018 News

Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R shooting brake for sale news

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

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'.

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.

In other Skyline news: Nismo Heritage Parts to reproduce R33 and R34 GT-R parts

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.

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.

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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.

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?”