Garage Defend R33 GTR 2.8L Demo Car


This 1996 R33 GTR with 2.8L engine and T04Z big single turbine has 14,000 km and is currently available through specialist GTR dealer “Garage Defend” in Japan.


Modifications list includes:

  • 2.8-litre bore up

  • TO4Z big single turbine

  • Getrag 6 speed transmission

  • HKS V Pro computer

  • Titanium muffler

  • TEIN Harmonic drive

  • Nismo LM4 aluminum foil

  • Carbon rear diffuser + side generator

  • Defend original LED tail lamp

  • Defend original GT wing

  • Cooling panel

  • Defend original carbon canard

  • ARC radiator

  • One-off blow-by catch tank

  • HKS timing belt

  • HKS cam pulley

  • APEXi air vent tank

  • SARD fuel pump

  • GReddy fuel delivery

  • Oil cooler

  • TRUST intercooler

  • BLITZ Dual Solenoid boost controller

  • ALCON Caliper F/6pot R/4pot

  • Custom front under panel

Based on the asking price in Yen, the final price in Australia would be more than $150,000 complied (plus tyres and on road costs and including an allowance for Luxury Car Tax).

Significant work would obviously need to be done to get the car road registered.

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

Read 2016 ~ End of an Era for Classic Japanese Cars for more information on why prices are increasing so rapidly on GTR’s and other classic Japanese performance cars.


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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.

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