18-01-2018, 09:24 AM
Drives: '97 R33 GTST
Join Date: Jun 2008
Club ID#: 15756
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If it's been stood for 18 years and only driven 2 years ago, you want to make sure all fluids are changed before it is started, you want to make sure it is cranked with the fuel pump disabled so oil can circulate and the system can pressurise.
Ideally you want to flush the fuel tank and maybe consider having it cleaned professionally to avoid any issues with the fuel system failing due to bad fuel and internal tank corrosion, the last thing you want is fuel pump delivery issues or failure @ 400bhp.
Other than that, just give it a good look over. Does it look like a car that's only done 18k miles.... Check everything from Steering wheel, to gearstick and handbrake gaiters. Floor mats, and the carpet area under the pedals on the drivers side. Boot floor under the spare wheel, all boot carpet and trim, for such low mileage they should be prestine if it was a cherished car. Seat bolsters and fabric should be pretty much immaculate with such low mileage.
Strut tops should be clean and blister free, rear arches solid, sills should be in tact, possibly folded from in correct jacking but not split. Take a no1 philips screwdriver with you and don't be afraid to poke around under the car to see if its solid or not.
Just make sure you are happy with the car before making an offer or handing over any cash, buyer beware and all that. Even in today's market where cars are appreciating in price, do not be taken advantage of, even at 18k miles and 400bhp it is still a GTST not a GTR so if the seller is asking top money based on mileage only but the rest of the vehicle is built using cheap parts etc then you know where to start when negotiating.
R33 GTST Spec 2 - Stage 2 - 448HP | 420 ftlb @ 1.35 Bar