1992 Nissan Silvia
S13s are getting tough to find in Japan these days, and here in the states, our 240sx market is just getting ridiculous. The good news is our most recent arrival is a stunner, and best of all this 1992 Silvia packs a potent punch thanks to Nissan's revvy SR20DET. Finished in (WK0) White the body is in good shape aside from some minor dings and scratches and although, the FRP aero doesn't fit as well as the OE stuff, it sure looks good and the overall quality is good for FRP however the front bumper is a bit wavey and doesn't fit perfectly against the headlights. Additionally, the body is nice and straight. Even better, this recently serviced and legally imported coupe includes a full interior and a few power accessories including a functional electric sunroof. As a daily driver, collectible sports car, or weekend toy this lightly modified Silvia makes for a wonderful Japanese Classic that's a blast to drive!
The cabin is a bit nicer than your average Silvia and it includes a number of power options to boast about. Rarely seen and even less commonly found in operating shape, this Silvia includes a power-retractable sunroof. It adds plenty of light to the cabin and makes it feel much larger. The seats are in good nick as well and the driver's factory seat was replaced with a stock s14 cloth example, which is much more comfortable than the OEM S13 seat. The seating surfaces lack any major imperfections such as rips or tears and are nicely bolstered. The automatic climate system works and we have recharged the A/C, which is currently blowing cold. The dash does have the typical S13 cracks but are limited to the driver's side of the dash. A MoMo steering wheel looks a bit racier than the factory one and provides decent feedback and feel. We also wanted to note the Alpine head unit doesn't power the speakers, but this is an easy fix. Power windows, locks, and mirrors are also working and make daily driving much easier. The headliner and door cards are in fine shape and the carpets have held up okay after nearly thirty years of use.
The mechanicals utilized by Nissan were simple and reliable, which is why so many of these are still around. Originally this model was naturally aspirated but at some point in its life, the engine was changed over to a turbo powerplant. As such this example is offed for sale with unknown/unverified miles. The redtop SR is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery. It idles well and the engine is mated to a close-ratio five-speed gearbox which just received a clutch fluid flush while in our shop. The serpentine belts have all been replaced which will not need replacing again for years to come. The trans shifts as it should and lacks any grinding or hitches. Torque is sent rearward as it should be. The soundtrack is sublime and the HPI downpipe combined with the 3" catback exhaust hints that this little two-liter means business. An A-1 intake aids breathing a bit more and adds a bit of power as well. The handling isn't half bad either and this Silvia rides on a set of KTS coil overs which allow it to corner flat and is worth noting these coilovers are old and while do not appear blown the adjustment collars are seized. Our techs have replaced the front tension arms and rear adjustable arms to freshen up the suspension and look cool to boot. We also replaced the fuel pump and lines to save the next owner on that expense and put a new tank filter in, too. The brake pads are all new and the front rotors were also replaced. The Silvia now stops on a dime and the silver Enkei five-spoke alloys are all wrapped in new rubber. These tires should last for tens of thousands of miles to come and provide premium year-round grip.
*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.