1991 Nissan S13 Silvia K’s

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Stock Number: 4301

To this day the Silvia remains one of the more revered coupes to roll out of Nissan's production facility. A light and nimble chassis paired up with that high revving boosted four-cylinder was a guaranteed receipt for success. Any chassis that is produced for nearly a decade must be good, and today's market values reflect that. Our latest '91 K's Series 2 is a great example of just why we love these so much. Its simplistic styling has been kept mostly all stock barring its GTR style grille to match the lower intake vents. Finished in one of the best colors of the time; Dark Blue Pearl (TH1) gives this coupe a very understated appeal. Its deep blue hue has a very rich luster that looks fantastic when you get it out under the sun. Both paint and body have been very well cared for over its previous 50K verified miles. Naturally, there are a few little stone chips and door dings that you'd find on any 29 year old car but nothing egregious.

Nissan's simple interior design allows those behind the wheel to focus on what matters most, the driving dynamics. However, there are all of the creature comforts of the time as standard equipment. These were originally intended to be daily drivers after all with many people still doing so. Automatic climate control, power windows, locks, and mirrors along with a few aftermarket goodies. Since these didn't come equipped with a boost gauge a vintage Greddy one was mounted to the A-pillar. A typical Blitz turbo timer was also mounted underneath the dash as another period-correct accessory. The stock wheel was ditched in favor of a sportier Momo one that does show a bit of wear from use over the years. The seats and fabric were all well cared for with none of the typical bolster wear. The bolstering is supportive, without feeling restrictive, and is quite comfortable for longs cruises. The seats show only minimal wear and are free of any major stains. The door panels are in equally good shape as they have a tendency to peel over time. The carpet and headliner are both in excellent shape and have no rips or major stains and still taught with the ceiling. Like all S13s the dash does have its typical cracks, however, the Shevron dash mat does a nice job of sprucing up the interior. There is one issue of note and that is the sunroof; the glass itself is cracked. Since these are fundamentally the same as the USDM model it can be replaced with one sourced locally.

Popping the hood reveals the only real motor of choice, the SR20DET. This potent little 4 cylinder has become synonymous with the S chassis. The redtop SR fills the engine bay nicely and is what you want to see when you pop the hood at your local cars and coffee. While mostly all stock, at some point the intake was upgraded to an open filter to let the turbo actually be heard. The same goes out back with the Fujitsubo catback which gives the two-liter a tone of its own. The exhaust is more pronounced but not overbearing at highway speeds, which this little coupe will quickly come upon. The turbo two-liter spools up quickly and pulls hard to redline. Mated to a proper three-pedal 5 speed makes it a blast to throw around, even if it's just around town. To make sure that you can drive it home today our techs have gone over and replaced several items. Of course, all of our cars get a routine oil change, along with new rubber on all four corners. New pads and rotors up front help to quickly bring this sports coupe to a halt. We also resealed the lower oil pan as it had a typical leak due to age. Now that we have it back up to speed it's a fantastic driving car. Between the timeless good looks and sensational drive, this Silvia really lives up to the hype. Don't miss out on this true Japanese legend.

*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.

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