1992 Nissan Silvia K’s Coupe


The Silvia is one of the most rewarding chassis to own and drive. Know for its balance, feel, and value, its no surprise that they are among the most prized exports leaving Japan. Passionate enthusiasts understand why this 1992 K's ticks all the boxes; the rare (1K4) Purplish Silver Two-tone paint, zingy SR20DET, and manual gearbox are a difficult combination to find together. Offered with only 114K verified miles, the body is in good shape other than some slight scratches and a few minor dings associated with normal use. Up to date on maintenance and sold as a turn-key vehicle, this lightweight, rear-drive coupe includes plenty of pricey performance upgrades, making it the complete package.

The interior has been kept largely original, which is a good thing. Nissan designed these interiors to be no-frills, but by 1992 the Silvia has a few nice power amenities that were offered as standard equipment. A smaller diameter Momo Race wheel was added in place of the original, and the gear lever has also seen an upgrade to a weighted RAZO unit. Underneath the dash, a turbo timer was also added for some additional cool down time to prevent the turbocharger from cooking. An Alpine head unit replaced the OEM one and sweet tunes pipe into the cabin if you aren't keen on listening to the burbly SR20DET. The seating accommodations aren't half bad, and the gray thatched cloth interior has aged just fine. The driver's side bucket fabric has some lost some of the tautness over the years but is devoid of any major damage otherwise. The passenger side and rear bench are in good nick, and on longer drives bolster you just fine. Power windows, locks and mirrors all work as they should. The dash does have the typical cracks S13 owners are accustom to but we have added a fitted cover to obscure it. Lastly, the digital climate system functions as it should, and allows for simple adjustment of cockpit temperatures.

Beneath the long, sloping bonnet of this s13, Nissan's venerable redtop SR20DET fills the engine bay nicely. A new 12v battery has been installed recently and should last the next owner for the next four to five years, and assist with ignition in the cold months of winter. Startup is brisk, and the SR sets into a constant idle immediately. The 1998cc mill benefits from a fresh oil and filter service and ane engine air filter, ensuring no scheduled maintenance is needed for another three thousand miles. Making all the right sounds, an HKS blow-off valve and Fujitsubo catback exhaust intensify the aural experience. The 4 cylinder is more pronounced but not overbearing at highway speeds, which this little Silvia scoots when it hits boost. The turbo two-liter spools up quickly and pulls hard to redline. With it's upgraded Z32 brakes and JIC dampers make cornering and stopping a much better affair. Our trained technicians have refreshed some aging suspension components including a new right rear HICAS arm and replaced two front wheel bearings. Flat in the twisties, and squatting under heavy braking, the platform is easier to communicate with than the average sports car. The steering is light and communicative, as our shop removed the aging OEM power steering pump and replaced it with a new one. Grip is handled by four new tires, mounted and balanced over multipiece Stern alloy wheels. One of 148 in this color scheme, this Silvia is prized for its collectibility. As a weekend toy, daily driver, or investment piece, this S13 is a bonafide Japanese Classic.

*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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