1991 Nissan 180SX RPS13
Stock Number: 4625
The RPS13 has been long known as the swiss army knife of coupes. It doesn't matter what you're looking for, this chassis can do it all, and well at that. Be it a stanced out show car, drift missile, autocross, or simply a daily driver, the choice is yours. This 1991 comes to us largely all OEM and in great shape. Frankly, you can never go wrong with Super Black (KH3) as it only helps to keep the 180 looking timeless. With the exception of the AIT Racing rear wing, the body has been left all stock. Since they come with a rather lackluster foam wing from the factory, this one simply takes that style and kicks it up a notch. Overall it looks like the car was resprayed at some point as there are some bubbles in the clear, in particular on that aftermarket wing. Likely due to the material difference between it and the body. As a whole, the paint looks great and is generally scratch and chip-free. The same can be said about the bodywork barring your typical door ding or two. The white and polished lip 16" Super Advans wrapped in fresh rubber are one of the most quintessential wheels of the era.
Like the body, the interior on this one has been left nearly all stock. The M's stainless shift knob is a nice upgrade without looking out of place. The only other addition is the rear strut tower brace to help fortify the hatch a bit further. Otherwise all original, even down to the stock steering wheel which is one of the first things we see swapped out in these. The interior shows particularly well for its age, as these are known to having issues. Unfortunately, like most all S chassis, this one does have some dash cracks which is why it has a Chevron dash mat. The mat does help spruce up the generally plain interior along with helping to prevent the dash from getting any worse from sun damage. Both of the front seats have held up quite well over the years. While the driver's seat does have a little bit of wear along the bolster (which you can see in the photos) it's been spared from the more concerning issues like seam rips or tears. Per usual the back seats look hardly ever used, even if it is just as an extra storage space for a gym bag or groceries. All of the seats and carpeting are free of any severe stains or unsightly blemishes. The only other spot of note is the driver's side door panel. The insert has had some delamination from heat over the years and caused the two to separate which is evident in the photos. An upholstery shop could probably recorrect the panel since everything is still in place and generally clean. All of the driver controls are all at arms reach, and the 180 has all of its power accessories functioning like the power locks, mirrors, windows, and digital climate control. While present the radio is currently inop, however, if it was functioning JDM radios don't have much overlap here stateside. Most people want to swap them out for something more current with things like Bluetooth and back up camera functionality anyways.
Pop the hood and you'll find the iconic redtop SR20DET. The Aluminum 2.0 liter has become an icon, and not only in the S Chassis world. Unlike all of the USDM models that have to undergo a transplant, the JDM spec vehicles came from the factory with the proper motor choice. With a quick turn of the key, the four-cylinder jumps to life with a deep rumble from the HKS Super Drager catback exhaust. For the most part, our little S chassis has been kept largely stock mechanically with a mere 95K verified miles. We typically gravitate towards these low mileage, minimally modified ones since they've typically lived an easier life. To give the turbo a bit more presence an M's Super Cleaner intake was fitted. A good open filter intake is almost mandatory on any boosted motor since they make all the right noises on and off throttle. The 5-speed shifts with ease and the clutch is very forgiving for those inevitable traffic jams. The stock gearbox is nicely gated and provides a very crisp engagement. The stock suspension has no issue with handling Virginia's poor roads. Of course, since the S13 was sold here stateside there's no shortage of available options if you want to put on a good set of coilovers and dial the car down a bit. Since having our techs go over it we've performed all of your routine maintenance to get you back on track. A fresh battery, new plugs, and fuel filter, replacement bellow front boot, and routine oil change. We've got this 180 ready to hit the streets! Its lines have never gone out of style, the motor has become a legend, and drive backs it all up; the S13 truly has stood the test of time as a proper Japanese Classic.
*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.