1991 Nissan Silvia

Available for: $33,995

Stock #5844

We wouldn't have earned the name Japanese Classics without the assistance of Nissan's S Chassis. With the supply of clean Silvia's rapidly diminishing in Japan, models like this 1991 Q's are a fantastic reminder of where we came from and stand as a testament to Nissan's golden era in Japan. Finished in Purplish Silver Metallic/Gunmetal, (1K4) this sleek Silvia dons a rare OEM optional aero front bumper, side skirts, and rear spats. Additionally, the exterior is set off by a FRP grille, factory "brick" headlights, OEM Rainguards, and a killer set of 15" RS Watanabe alloys. With HKS coilovers closing the gap between tire and fender, and no notable defects outside of some expected age related chips and dings, this naturally aspirated Silvia is an example for the ages, with only 39k verified/documented miles on the clock and enough period correct upgrades to make any enthusiast swoon. Timeless, exhilarating, and downright good-looking, the S13 Silvia is the textbook definition of a true Japanese Classic.

Much like the exterior, the interior is strictly business and it's clear the design and materials have stood up to the test of time with no issues. We were never much a fan of the S13's flimsy stock bucket seats, so it's nice to see the previous owner made the swap to a set of much more fitting Recaro SR3 units. With no damage to be found outside of some typical age related staining, the rest of the cabin materials are in good shape, from the uncracked dash to the door cards and headliner. Even for a vehicle over three decades old, the automatic climate control works like a charm and pipes out cold A/C and hot heat on demand. Addzest audio works as advertised and the sound quality is pleasant should you choose to jam out over the SR20's soundtrack, and the power windows, mirrors, and locks work without a hitch. The clunky factory steering wheel has been swapped with a cleaner Nardi unit, which feels great in the palm, and can be height-adjusted per the steering column. Both power windows go up and down with ease, as do the power locks and mirrors, although we need to note the power folding function has given up the ghost over the years. The factory instrumentation is basic and easy to read, and a full suite of Omori gauges helps the driver keep an eye on some crucial engine vitals. Even the original carpeted floor mats were included in great shape, a clear sign this one was cared for in a prior life.

The S13 touts 50/50 weight distribution from the factory, and what better pairing for the chassis than Nissan's durable SR20DE and a slick shifting 6 speed gearbox borrowed from a later S15 Spec R! Maintenance is key on a vehicle of this vintage, and our trained technicians have picked up where the careful prior owner left off to get this one ripe and ready for daily duty if you wish. Starting off, a new 12v battery was installed to aid with ignition, and the alternator was properly tested as well. The SR idles smooth and is up to date on lubrication thanks to a fresh oil and filter service and is plenty peppy for a naturally-aspirated variant as this one has been beefed up with aftermarket individual throttle bodies, and a full FGK header-back exhaust. Air metering is handled via an HKS Vein Pressure Converter which helps squeeze a few more ponies out of this peppy DE. This S13 gets up to highway speeds with ease and shifts are smooth and direct through all 6 gears. We've even replaced the transmission output shaft seal to get the drivetrain up to snuff. The HKS dampers do well over road imperfections large and small and eliminate any unwanted body roll through more demanding twists and turns. The brakes chomp down hard thanks to the S13's light curb weight, and we've also rebuilt the right rear caliper to ensure reliable stopping power for the road ahead. Further aiding comfort and grip, the Watanabes were wrapped in chunky Falken rubber. Not only do they look great on the 15's, they'll keep the drive safe and reliable for tens of thousands of miles to come!

*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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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