1992 Nissan 180SX S13
There is something to be said about clean, unmodified, vehicles these days. With the rising popularity of the S13 it's nearly impossible these days to find one that's been left untouched. This 1992 comes in with a verified 40K miles and has been kept all stock. To add a little cherry on top this 180SX was finished in Charcoal Metallic (KG2) which, admittedly a bit biased, is arguably the best factory color option. The paint shows exceptionally well with a great luster. The metallic definitely adds a subtle touch. The body is in great shape and appears to have been well preserved over the years. All of the gaps line up as they should and makes for a very clean factory look. Of course with any car of this age it does have some routine little door dings, but nothing out of the ordinary to report. The factory foam wing out back has been replaced with an aftermarket FRP one. For those familiar with the S13 know that the stock foam one is known to be problematic over time so this one is a welcomed upgrade.
The interior tells the same story that the body does. With the exception of a Nismo shift knob the interior has been kept all original. The grey cloth seats are in excellent condition, free of any notable stains or wear. Fitted with all of the power accessories of the day; power windows, folding mirrors, automatic climate control, and even the original radio. Everything is functioning as it should including the A/C. This one is fitted with the manual sunroof which is great seeing as the power one is prone to failure over time. The most surprising/notable piece is the uncracked dash which is one of the most common issues we see with the S13. Overall this appears to be one fantastically maintained car as the previous owner must have really cherished it.
Under the hood is the only proper motor for the S chassis, the SR20DET. Mated to a 5 speed manual makes it the ideal setup. The aluminum two liter fires right up and quietly idles through the stock exhaust. The motor pulls strong to redline and the turbo is quick to spool. Even in stock trim the suspension is well sorted and the brakes do a good job reeling things in. The 5 speed transmission shifts well with no grinds and shows no signs of clutch slippage. Once touching down here our trained technicians have given the 180 a little refresh to get it ready for it's new owner. Several routine wear items have been replaced; a new battery, an oil change, fresh plugs, a new fuel filter, a brand new set of tires, and the driver's window regulator. With its recent refresh paired with it's already low mileage this car is ready to start it's new chapter here in the US. Of course there's no shortage of aftermarket parts available for the S chassis, but with it's already superb motor and light weight body it really is one of the best cars Nissan's built to date.
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