Saturday, May 12, 2012
Nissan OEM Options for the 1996, 1997 R33 GT-Rs
Following up from my previous two posts which covered the exterior and interior options available for the 1995 R33 cars (with emphasis on the GT-R, of course), I managed to get ahold of the catalogs for the 1996 and 1997 R33 cars (and my apologies for the one page scans, my home scanner does one page at a time only, will try to find a larger scanner soon).
Let’s start by looking at the 1996 catalog.
On the pages exclusive to the GT-R (pages 7-10), two new options – a carbon fiber shift knob, and a new exhaust from Nismo. Everything else, we've seen before in the 1995 catalog.
On pages 11-12, the large picture shows an optional carbon fiber look dash panel. Also note the slide out LCD navi/TV screen. It says not available for the GT-R, though…
For the 1997 Catalog, I chose to focus on what was newly available for the GT-R only (because there didn’t seem to be anything new for the non GT-R cars… really!), namely the Nismo oil cooler package
(with the asymmetrical ducting), and the Momo steering wheel with airbag.
As a bonus, the guy who sold me the catalog on Yahoo Auctions included this:
Forged aluminum wheel sold by ALTIA - or actually, as it was known then, "Nissan ALTIA" as it was a subsidiary of Nissan. Back then, ALTIA was involved in racing and had various aftermarket GT-R parts, but now is essentially a parts/tools manufacturer.
Time moves on, I guess. I'll try to hunt down some old Nismo catalogs, that might be interesting... but for now... finally back to some new parts for my car! Stay tuned!
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Very informative, looks like I have the optional shift knob coming with my GT-R, looks identical!
Igor from Automotive Forums bought the Altia R34 GT-R Super Taikyu race car. It ended up running a couple of World Challenge races here in the US.
Kunal - rare enough, I don't see them much on Yahoo Auctions, and when I do they are in horrid shape.
Sean - good to know that at least one of these Altia cars ended up in good hands... I wonder what happened to the R33 though :(
Awesome. You certainly don't see ads for cars like this anymore... they really don't "make 'em like they used to".
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