Evaluation: Finished in desirable Midnight Purple, and the paint is very good with only minor chips on the front bumper. The front lip has some dings and scrapes. The engine compartment has been lightly cleaned but some metal components such as the fuel rail have light corrosion. Underneath is clean and has little corrosion and the pinch welds are intact. The interior is very good and shows little wear. A very clean, unmolested R33 like this is very difficult to come by. Showing 46,114 believable km.
Bottom Line: This is a truly surprising result. Bidding quickly blew past its high estimate of $120,000 and onward to a final price of $235,200 to a nearly full auction room even though it was the final lot to go for the week. The car was in exceptional condition for the kilometers and finished in a desirable color, but at the end of the day, this is still a normal GT-R, not a rare version like an LM Limited. An exciting, yet likely unrepeatable result for the current GT-R market.