1991 Spirit Rei Odyvia Silvia
It should be well known by this point that us here at classics have a soft spot for the S13 which is why we bring so many over. Based on the constant demand for them it seems like we're not alone in that boat. However it's not often that we see something really out of the ordinary. Body kits, wheels, suspension are all pretty common practice, but nothing quite like this. Spirit Rei decided to take things to a whole new level with the introduction of the Odyvia conversion. Lets be serious, who really would have though that anything on the Honda Odyssey could be made cool. Utilizing the factory Odyssey headlights; a custom bumper, hood, grill, and 55mm wide front fenders were developed to integrate seamlessly onto the Silvia. The outcome makes for a look unlike any other. Just changing the front end alone would have made the car look out of proportion, so side skirts and 85mm wide rear fenders round out the full kit. The rear decklid was fitted with a subtle 3 piece GP style spoiler opposed to the larger wings we've become so accustomed to these days. The kit itself absolutely knocks it out of the park, and despite being fiberglass is in great shape. Typically with this style kit we see spiderwebing in the paint or cracking but all of that has been kept to a minimum. Being a car that was driven we'd never call it perfect, however this one is high up there. The only real spot of note comes with the sideskirts. Where they meet up to the door has some scuffs from both the tight fitment against the door and from getting in and out as it has a good bit of flair to it. Paint and body are up to the same level, considering a large portion of it has been replaced, that comes as no surprise. The PS13 originally left the factory in KH3 Black it has seen received a full color change. Super White (326) on the bottom and a custom black metallic roof really set the car off without having to be some wild color. Other small changes come by way of Craft Square carbon fiber mirrors and D-Max LED tails help clean up some of the bulky factory pieces. Of course stock wheels had to go; custom Forged Charcoal powder coated 18" WedsSport SA-55M's look right at home filling up the wheel wells.
When a car looks this good you can't open up the door and see a stock interior. Right out of the gate you can't help but take in all of the custom Bride pieces. The driver is kept securely in place via the Bride Drift Master fixed back bucket. The passenger receives a reclinable Bride Stream which sits as well as it looks. Both look nearly new as they're free of the traditional bolster wear most buckets like this are prone to. But not to be outdone the rear seats and door panel have been wrapped in matching Bride fabric which really brings the interior up a notch. A full suite of Defi gauges adorns the dash to monitor water temp, oil pressure, oil temp, and boost. Since the S chassis is notoriously prone to dash cracks a quality chevron dash mat cleans everything up. The bulky steering wheel has been swapped out in a much more classic Nardi 3 spoke wheel with a razo knob to match. With 103K verified miles the interior has been kept up tremendously well. The carpets are free of any stains or tears, and everything is still in place as many cars like this tend to get stripped down.
All show and no go is an issue. Fitted with the only proper motor for a Silvia, the SR20DET makes sure you can back up the looks. It really doesn't take much to pull some good power out of this turbo four cylinder. Up front it's impossible to miss the giant Greddy front mount intercooler that fills the front bumper. To keep everything at a proper temp a really nice Greddy radiator was fitted as well. The HKS intake filter makes all the right noises when you come off boost. The Buddy Club catback sounds fantastic without being overbearing. When you turn the key the SR barks to life with ease. The power delivery is smooth, but boy does it come on strong. The OG System Boost Controller has the car set up a littler hotter than the factory did as it's currently running right around a bar. To make sure the handling can keep up with the rest of the car RYO coilovers sit at all 4 corners. Cusco adjustable rear upper control arms and Tein tension arms up front help to dial everything in. The last piece of the puzzle is a Cusco strut tower brace in the trunk. Since touching down here the car has needed little attention which goes to show that this car really was cherished. Four new tires, new inner and outer tie rod ends, and a fresh oil change. This is one of those cars that you have to experience for yourself to really take it all in. This car turns heads in a sea of S chassis without the need of a massive chassis mounted wing or crazy livery. Now is your chance to own a truly one of a kind Silvia.
*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.