1988 Nissan Silvia K’s
This 1988 Nissan Silvia has undergone a mini restoration, as we used this car for the show season this year and some of you may recall seeing it at shows. Having just 53k verified miles, this S13 Silva was the perfect starting point for this build and was in great condition. We took it a step further to bring this car up to our standards for show vehicles. The exterior received a brand new PPG paint job finished in OEM Midnight Blue Pearl (TH1) which was then skillfully wet sanded and buffed to a glass finish. The paint and body have virtually no blemishes and is show ready for the next owner. In the sun this color is phenomenal and the pearl metallic really pops. We also added all OEM aero including the exceptionally rare unmodified optional aero front bumper, optional aero side skirts, and optional aero rear spats for the complete OEM+ look. OEM non-projector (brick) headlights were also installed and are in perfect condition with no broken tabs or other issues. In the rear, an R32 GTS-T wing was installed which gives it a subtle difference and flows well with the rest of the car. Finally, a set of small stagger 15" Panasport C8 wheels were completely and professionally refinished to like new condition and includes gunmetal centers, new hardware, and high polished lips. Fortune Auto supplied us with brand new coilovers which gives this Silvia the perfect stance and ride quality.
If the exterior wasn't enough, the interior feels nearly new. The dash is uncracked and in excellent condition. The shift knob, ebrake, center console, and OEM steering wheel are all in superb condition as well. The door panels show minimal signs of use and free of any rips or tears. The power windows, mirrors, and sunroof all function properly. The seats are in great condition with only minor bolster wear on the driver's side. The passenger seat and rear seats look nearly new. You'll be hard pressed to find an S13 interior this nice!
Mechanically this Silvia has received a few minor upgrades. Most notable is the impossible to find, period-correct, Trust front mount intercooler with matching hard pipe. This intercooler was sourced and used because it does not require cutting the front aero bumper. A period-correct steel Cusco strut tower bar and Cusco master cylinder stopper have also been installed. The engine starts up quickly, idles well, and accelerates properly throughout the RPM range. Shifts through the 5 speed transmission are trouble free and the clutch shows no signs of slipping. ARC front and rear sway bars have also been added to further improve the handling. An aftermarket catback and M's K&N filter round out the modifications to this beautiful Silvia. This simple and well executed S13 has all the right parts in all the right places. We hope the next owner enjoys it as much as we have!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.