1992 Nissan Silvia S13
Stock Number: 4489
To this day the Silvia remains one of the more revered coupes to roll out of Nissan's production facility. Its light and nimble chassis paired up with that high revving boosted four-cylinder was a guaranteed receipt for success. Any chassis that is produced for nearly a decade must be good, and today's market values reflect that. Our latest '92 Q's with only 134K verified miles, took everything that was good about the S chassis and stepped it up a notch. While the Silvia looks good in stock form it isn't exactly what you'd call aggressive. This one, on the other hand, has had a full widebody revamp to seal the deal. Origin Labo is arguably one of the most popular manufactures for the S chassis and for good reason. The front bumper and side skirts flow great with the bodylines and allow for the GTR style grille to really pop upfront. The trick pieces are the widened and vented front fenders and the rear over panels for the back quarters. This allows for the aggressive offsets on the 17/18" Work CR Kais. Like all aftermarket aero, the fitment is good, but never factory flush. For instance, as you would expect the rear overfenders have some waviness to them where they were riveted to the body. The overall fitment is quite good as you can see in the photos, but it's our job to be a bit more critical than the average person. The Super Black (KH3) paint shows very well so it's probably safe to assume that the entire car was resprayed when all of the aero was added. Those with a keen eye will notice some of the subtle, yet impressive touches like the aero mirrors and iconic brick headlights. The same goes for the smoked 50/50 tails and the rear spats that really nail down that back profile.
Nissan's simple interior design allows those behind the wheel to focus on what matters most, the driving dynamics. This one has been kept largely stock and in well above average condition. The dash for instance, which anyone familiar with the S13 knows are always cracked looks great. The only thing to note with the dash as its very hard to spot in the photos, there are a few tiny holes from where a GPS was mounted above the center vents. The black Nardi 3 spoke is a classic choice and keeps with the all back theme. Since these didn't come equipped with a boost gauge a vintage HKS one sits atop the steering column. In the center console, there is a Greddy EGT and Water Temp but neither are hooked up and the deck below it is really just there to keep them in place. For full control over your boost levels a Greddy ProfecB was mounted under the dash tucked nicely against the trans tunnel. The seats and fabric were all well cared for with none of the typical bolster wear. The bolstering is supportive, without feeling restrictive, and is quite comfortable for longs cruises. The seats show only minimal wear and are free of any major stains. The door panels are in equally good shape as they have a tendency to peel over time. The carpet and headliner are both in excellent shape and have no rips or major stains and still taught with the ceiling. While you still have your power windows the mirrors are depowered since they were replaced and the A/C was also deleted. Admittedly the A/C in any 28 year old car is never really anything to write home about in the first place.
Under the hood is where things really begin to get fiesty. The SR20DET is the motor of choice with quite a few choice upgrades. A set of Tomei Pon Cams mate up well with its bigger Tomei turbo to make the most out of the two-liter. For some additional flow and a little engine bay bling, the GP Sports tubular exhaust manifold sits atop the Tomei snail. The ensure that plenty of air is fed to turbo you've got a massive Greddy front mount intercooler and an APEX'i suction kit. The MAF has also been bumped up to a Z32 one with a Power FC to control the ECU. Since its breathing easier upfront a Fujitsubo high flow exhaust runs from the turbo back. It does still have a cat along with through-flow muffler so it's not going to drive all of your neighbors crazy every time you leave the house. For additional cooling and a bit of convenience a Trust oil cooler sits atop the FMIC being fed through the GTR grille along with a filter relocation against the strut tower. Of course, you need to be able to put down all of the additional power so the clutch was upgraded along with the mechanical LSD outback. The clutch is considerably heavier than stock, so it wouldn't be my first choice for rush hour traffic. In return, it does make rowing through the gears on a backroad a bit more gratifying though. Clearly the stock suspension would be a bit overwhelmed by all of this so Racing Gear JTC N1 dampers sit on all four corners. Up top, there are Cusco strut tower braces both front and rear for some additional bracing. Not only does it have a laundry list of parts but it also has gone through quite a bit of maintenance since touching down with us. We replaced the front right bellow boot, put on new serpentine belts, its got a fresh set of plugs, new rubber all around, fixed the sticking fuel float, and of course our typical oil change. Not only does this Silvia look the part; it has the drive to back it up. You better move quick, because this one sure will.
*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.