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BakemonoRicer

1996 R33 GT-R V-Spec - Built by Prostock Motorsports Japan

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With GT-R values soaring in Japan I made the decision close to two years ago to start seriously hunting for the cleanest BCNR33 I could find. I knew if I waited any longer there would be no possibility of ever being able to afford one.

I enlisted the services of Iron Chef & the initial scope was a Grade 4 or 4.5 S3 97/98 GTR in Black; but this essentially was like trying to find a needle in a haystack. A few months into the search after seeing Piggaz 33R, I changed my mind and started searching for a QM1 White car.

As each week went by it became more & more difficult to find cars worth inspecting, and when they were inspected, they almost always had issues with rust underneath and/or strut tower rust and/or structural seam weld rust. Around the half-yearly mark, a 97 QM1 S3 caught our eye though we missed out on that and then found it a dealership in Japan for around the $60k mark. I then spoke to ImportR from SAU about his S3 GT-R, but while initially entertaining selling it he didn't have the heart to part with it. Alongside Steve's 7000km S3, his 33R would have to be the next cleanest out there.

Around the 14 month mark I'd started giving up hope and was toying with the idea of S8 RX-7's, but then I received an email from Iron Chef regarding a '96 QM1 Prostock R33 GT-R up for auction at USS Tokyo. The auction grade was 4.5 with 49,000kms & service history. The car just looked like a complete showstopper and upon inspecting it in the metal - Kristian, Troy & Myself realised 'this is the car'. After a bidding war the car was mine, & then slowly I started finding out about it's very interesting history. I have since been in contact with Prostock Motorsports who provided details about the build & the fact that the previous owner is very happy & suprised the car has ended up in Australia.

The GT-R spent it's entire life in Tokyo & this thread will present the two year period where the car was completely overhauled.The car was maintained at Nissan Prince Tokyo from it's beginnings and then sent by the owner (an older gentleman) to the GT-R Specialist ProStock Motorsports in Saitama Japan for a full overhaul in 2016. The invoices of the work was jaw-dropping, for many people it would be considered a once-in-a-lifetime build & after driving it - I feel it's the perfectly setup street car.

After a visit to Rigolis, they described it as one of the cleanest GT-R's they've ever seen. Nearly every single part has been replaced with brand new, while the undercarriage & seam seals remain original without rust (even the strut towers). Thankfully, the chassis rails haven't been jacked like nearly every other GT-R either. There is a little bit of minor surface rust in a couple of small spots, which is why I suspect the car may have been stored outside at some point in its life. But that was always expected, my S15 which has been in Australia since new has the exact same.

After a 4 hour marathon at the RTA which took a supervisor to overrule their know-it-all yet clueless staff member on RAWS importing rules & regs; the car was registered and the first drive was so damn sweet.

As for the exterior, I absolutely love it and photo's don't do it justice. The paintwork is original & this was confirmed with a micrometer yesterday. As for my future plans, I haven't even been thinking about it - I love the car as it is, it's been an amazing experience to drive & I'm sure I'll never be able to part with it. The Skyline GT-R is a very special car when you can find the right one, so good luck to whoever else is searching for one & thanks for reading :)

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Looks real clean underneath, nice.

Does it have a shopping list.

Oh, and get that puppy shiny.

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This looks amazing. Genuinely looks cleaner underneath than the new 33 i have picked up.

One minor note... technically the R33 i just bought it my wifes.

I'd love to read more about the history as you find it out. I find some of these cars have truely fascinating stories prior to their arrival in our hands.

Looking forward to more updates!

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Such a tease!!

 

Are you willing to share some of the parts list? Its so interesting to see how firms like that in Japan modify and setup their cars.

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Congrats sounds like an amazing car. Would also be very keen to hear more details about the overhaul in Japan. The 33 GTR was my first love of Nissans in the 90s and I'm glad there's still a lot of love for it.

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Well Done Benny! 

Your patience has paid off to the highest level - so hard to get top quality GTRs now - and those who have the special ones rarely sell 😉

Really happy for you mate - looking forward to seeing / reading more - following your thread with great interest - please keep us posted.....  and there is no such thing as to many pictures.......  so get them up!

Congrats again mate.

Dan 

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This projects, overhauls and build ups thread needs.................................. more project, overhaul and build up.

Get to it

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Why are there no details on the engine build 0_0

Once in a lifetime and perfect street build some pretty enticing. 

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R35 injectors

R35 afms

balanced rods and crank

Stock Ecu with Prostock piggy back

nismo bearings

HKS pistons 86mm

N1 block

N1 waterpump

N1 oil pump

hks intercooler

hks oil cooler

Nismo suspension arms

Ohlins DVF

Nismo fuel pump

Nismo R1 turbos

Prostock exhaust system

Blitz EBC boost controller

Step 2 valve springs

256/264 Hks step 1 cams

Nismo coppermix clutch

Tomei oil restrictor

R34 balancer

Koyorad radiator

Nismo R1 intake pipes

S3 headlights

Prostock Ported and polished head and valve seat job

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Are those the specs?

 

I thought this was a full house build?

 

That looks like a 300kw build, was all the good stuff stripped off before it came in?

 

Standard capacity? Gotta wonder why it was refreshed if not to chase power.

 

Any pics of the head work?

 

Least if it's built you can wind boost in.

 

Dyno sheet/street vid!

 

 

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Came here expecting 2.8l vcam, 6 speed conversion, nismo everything crazy head by the way it was talked up in another thread.
Still a very nice tidy street car though.

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Paid a visit to the tuner's today, Scott & Adrian are blown away by the build quality of the car.

We ran it up on the dyno & moving forward we made the plan to improve the drive of the car with a KV8 ECU / E85 Fuel / Sensor package for next year.

The GT-R was running 1.3 bar in Japan, however it seems the previous owner wound it down to 1 bar before it was shipped off to Aus. At present it's running rich, and we also found the timing has been backed off 2 degrees. After the first dyno run we backed off the timing another 2 degrees until the new ECU.

Full pics of the build coming in due course, right now I'm planning a trip to Brazil so the thread is on the backburner.

 

 

 

 

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Why the extra 2 degrees timing pull? Especially with the lower boost.

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18 hours ago, BakemonoRicer said:

Paid a visit to the tuner's today, Scott & Adrian are blown away by the build quality of the car.

We ran it up on the dyno & moving forward we made the plan to improve the drive of the car with a KV8 ECU / E85 Fuel / Sensor package for next year.

 

 

 

 

You seem to work with the most vocal tuners and mechanics, everybody seems to be so outspoken about how great the car is 0_0 I've seen some very mint cars in workshops get nothing more than a "not bad" and a nod lol

Dyno sheet?

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1 hour ago, ActionDan said:

You seem to work with the most vocal tuners and mechanics, everybody seems to be so outspoken about how great the car is 0_0 I've seen some very mint cars in workshops get nothing more than a "not bad" and a nod lol

Dyno sheet?

It looks to be a tidy car, so what? 

It's not a 1000hp+ so who cares now?

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