Nissan Stagea Autech 260 RS
• 2000 Nissan Stagea Autech 260 RS
• Japanese Auction Grade 4-B
• 127,000km Genuine from new
• Sought after Series 2
• From Factory R33 GT-R 5spd Manual Gearbox • From Factory R33 GTR RB26DETT Engine and Drivetrain
• Only 192 Series 2 Auctech 260 rs ever made in KR4 Silver
• Stagea 260 RS total production number: 1,734
• Stock code: HJA353
HJA bring you another rare find, this particular version of the Stagea is the Autech version which uses the complete engine and drive train from an R33GTR.
Overall this is one of the cleanest stock all-round condition Stagea 260 RS’s we have imported. From exterior, engine bay, underside to interior it’s hard to believe this cult classic is nearly 20 years old as the condition puts newer cars to shame.
Being a Grade 4 it has no accident history, it’s rare to find an original unmodified straight example such as this. The paintwork has a deep gloss and reflects like a mirror and looks lush in the sunlight.
Autech is a specialist outfit founded in 1986 by Nissan as a sort of skunkworks tuning arm. Think of it as similar to the Nismo (Nissan-motorsports) name, a refinement of Nissan-branded speed and power.
The first president of Autech was Shinichiro Sakurai, a man often heralded as the father of the Nissan Skyline. Later, the company was helmed by Hiroshi Tamura, currently the Chief Product Specialist at Nismo, and owner of a 600-hp slate-grey sleeper GT-R. With guys like that, you're going to get some crazy in your station wagon.
Autech took Nissan's family-hauler, bunged out the already potent top-spec 2.5L twin-turbo engine and running gear, and transplanted in the heart of a giant. Running essentially all the same gear as the R33-chassis Skyline GT-R, this 260RS has a 2.6L twin-turbo straight six engine that revs past 8,000 rpm, a five-speed manual gearbox, ATTESA all-wheel-drive, extra bracing, Brembo brakes, BBS wheels, a limited slip rear differential, and extra aerodynamic trim.
Another pleasant point to mention it also had a valid shaken before it left Japan; this means the car had passed the stringent Japanese testing which is a real testament to how well it has been maintained.
Rare model Nissans are now extremely sought after worldwide, and is considered the next big thing in the burgeoning classic and performance car market.
Sourcing stock/unmodified examples like this is like finding a needle in a hay stack. Overall if you are after a cherished modified example to enjoy yourself, to be part of a collection or as an investment look no further.
Other comments: • Good condition engine and gearbox, engine starts on the button with good oil pressure and no misfires/ smoke..etc Gearbox very smooth with no crunches/synchro issues. • Chassis is in very good condition with no signs of rust etc.
• Cambelt and water pump replaced in Japan
• Leather seats (Factory optional extra)