1996 R33 GTR VSpec Purple – Current Market Price


While being the least popular of the Skyline GTR series, the R33 GTR is still rising in value almost as quickly as the R32 and R34.

Clean and original R33 GTR examples with decent kms are becoming increasingly difficult to find out of Japan.

Collectors sourcing these commonly ask for one or more of three main criteria:

  • 1997 / 1998 model

  • VSpec

  • Purple

On top of this of course, virtually every buyer wants less than 100,000 km, some form of service records, no past repairs or rust, and a non-smoker car.

So if you have an R33 GTR that matches any or all of these criteria, our suggestion would be to hang onto it tight for a few years yet !

While prices have already doubled in the last year or two for the most sought after specs, prices are still increasing worldwide – with sales in Japan leading the way and other countries following suit.

This rare 1996 R33 GTR VSpec in purple with 84,643 km passed in unsold at USS Nagoya auction in Japan yesterday.


With the last bid at around 3.3 million Yen FOB equivalent or roughly $51,000 complied in Aust., that puts the current market price of a purple VSpec collector car with under 100,000 km at around $55K to $60K on road in Aust.

If you’re keen on this one, it may come back for auction next week.


1996 NISSAN SKYLINE R33 GTR VSPEC Auction report

Not in Australia ?  No problem, we can source and supply this or another R33 GTR (or any enthusiast vehicle that is eligible for import), and ship it to virtually anywhere in the world for you.

To see what’s available at auction in Japan and research past prices you can browse past and upcoming Japanese auction vehicles of any model and add yourself to our free email auction alerts trial.

Simply contact us if you need assistance with any examples you find or to ask current price ranges for models you’re interested in.

We specialise in sourcing the best Japanese cars and we take time to inspect them properly. If you want a genuine km, clean and original vehicle, we can find it for you.

You need to be ready and waiting for the right car though, some are not easy to find.

When it does come up, you need an agent that puts in the extra effort to thoroughly inspect it for all the usual faults and issues and provides a full set of pictures on auction day so you can decide what it’s worth.

Rule #1: Don’t EVER buy a car unless you’ve had someone you trust check it first.

Our Past Client Inspections page is filled with examples of vehicles we have inspected for clients including GTR’s. You can browse actual pictures taken at auction and see the service we provide.

We only source the best vehicles with genuine kms. Read about our Genuine Mileage Promise.

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