Nissan is no stranger to setting benchmarks and with its sophisticated design, spacious interior, and proven drivetrains. It’s no wonder why the Y33 is starting to catch on here stateside. Typically, you have to sacrifice on refinement or overall condition, but the Y33 really is one of the best bang-for-the-buck chassis that we offer. Donning the efficient and reliable VG20E engine mated to a slick-shifting automatic transmission, this Y33 is the perfect daily commuter or weekend show queen! Our striking 1996 Gloria is offered for sale with only 64k verified and documented miles, and is finished in Nissan’s classic Arctic White (QN0). A complementary set of SSR SpeedStar Vienna wheels completes the VIP-esque styling and turns this luxury saloon into a real looker. Aside from some minor dings and scuffs associated with normal use, this recently serviced Gran Turismo model is in wonderful shape. Previous repairs in Japan do note a replacement left front fender, but that does little to take away from this luxurious sedan’s desirability. Packed full of power accessories and room for five, this spacious sedan is a reliable, comfortable, and affordable Japanese Classic that’s sure to find a stateside driveway to call home very soon!
The cabin is about as nice as any example we have imported to date. The list of power amenities is lengthy, and the Y33’s standard dual SRS airbags will definitely deliver some peace of mind to you and your copilot. The gray cloth seats are soft to the touch and show no notable signs of wear or abuse. The carpets match the interior nicely and are in just as clean condition, resisting stains and wear thanks to the factory carpeted floor mats. The wood grain accented dash is in good shape as well, showing no cracks or lifting. The power windows, locks, mirrors, and factory keyless entry are all in good working order, however, the power fold function on the mirrors can be a bit finicky at times. An adjustable steering column and automatic digital climate instrument panel complete the long list of driver controls, and the system supplies hot heat and cold A/C on demand. Entertainment is supplied by a fully functioning Carrozzeria headunit and the sound through the speakers is crisp and clean. The massive trunk offers plenty of storage and retains its factory spare tire, jack, and tool kit. For a 25-year-old classic this interior has held up remarkably well, and we are sure its new American owner will agree.
The Y33 chassis makes for such an excellent commuter, and a perfect sedan for nearly any aspiring VIP driver. This Gloria sports the refined and trusty VG20E. The compact six-cylinder offers a smooth operation, readily available parts, and a fuel efficient driving experience. This VG fires up swiftly, care of a new 12v battery and handles daily duty quite well, propelling the Gloria to highway speeds without a hitch. Our trained technicians have installed a new oil pan and rear main seal, ensuring this motor won’t sweat a drop on your day-to-day commute, and a fresh air filter gets this Gloria on track for any future maintenance schedules. The automatic transmission shifts smoothly and predictably throughout all gears, and the driveline has received a full refresh in-house, with new rear hub bearings and seals keeping your ride safe and serviced for years to come. Braking is formidable, the new front and rear brake pads, mated with new front rotors stop on a dime should you need to come to a halt. The Y33 is a luxury car at heart, and the suspension is no different, gliding over bumps and divots in the road with ease. We’ve even installed 4 new Falken tires, which not only quiet down any unwanted road noise but deliver plenty of grip for tens of thousands of miles to come!
1996 Nissan Gloria Y33