NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R33)
1995-1998 Price: £20,000 The Skyline legend had taken seed long before this fourth-generation model came along. But, for us here in the UK, this was the first Skyline ever to be officially imported. Mind you, only 100 were brought in, all high-performance V-spec cars tweaked to make them conform to SVA regulations. That wasn’t nearly enough to sate our hunger for the Skyline, which is why you’ll find so many grey imports littering Britain’s streets.
There’s nothing wrong with buying one of these, of course, but do check their history stacks up – and make sure they were undersealed soon after they arrived here to cope with our salty roads. Original UK cars will, naturally, fetch a hefty premium. There’s plenty of grunt even in a standard 276bhp car – though you’ll be hardpushed to find such a thing, as so many have had the wick turned up.
Again, buying a modified example is no bad thing, but ensure it’s been fiddled with by someone who knows what they’re doing. Anything with more than 400bhp should have had serious work done. Get it right, though, and you’ll have a true ’90s icon, and an unbelievable point-to-point machine.