1993 Modified Nissan Silvia
While a large portion of the cars we bring over are stock, or close to it, occasionally we bring over purpose built cars. This particular 1993 was certainly built with the intention of being a proper driver's car. It's currently sitting at 62K miles. Originally finished in two tone Purplish Silver, it has since been fully swapped to Super Black (KH3). The only place the color change is evident is the engine bay and trunk. The color change was done pretty well, however this is not a show car. The body is straight, all the gaps line up well, and it's free of any notable dents or dings. The paint does have blemishes, as does the factory aero, however it's not egregious. For instance there is some spider webbing on the back bumper, the trunk originally had a wing that has since be filled, things of that nature. Just because this car took function over form doesn't mean it isn't a looker. The GTR style grill paired with the rare factory aero bumper/side skirts and the beloved brick headlights make for a great combo. A staggered set of 17" Starform Basel wheels really complete the look.
The interior has been kept mostly all there which is a nice change from the typically gutted approach. The driver seat has been replaced with a Bride fixed back bucket that's been kept up quite well. It does have a few spots but is free of the traditional bolster wear which these are so prone to. The passenger and rear seats are in great shape, the same can be said about the carpets and door panels. It is however missing the rear deck covering. One of the most impressive parts of the interior is the clean dash. A Greddy boost and Omoni water temp gauge have been added for additional monitoring. The wheel has been replaced with a more fitting Victoria G-02 and a Nismo shift knob. Even the power windows and climate control are functioning as they should. While purpose driven the interior is far from sparse.
Mechanically is really where the car shines. Under the hood is a proper red top SR20DET with some basic modifications. To help with cooling a HKS intake was fitted, and lurking behind the aero front bumper is a proper front mount intercooler. An upgraded Blitz blow off valve and Apexi strut tower brace look right at home in the engine bay. On the back side of things is a full Fujitsubo exhaust from the downpipe back. It's definitely loud in all the right ways, I wouldn't call it overbearing though which is nice. The suspension has a considerable number of upgrades. A set of Racing Gear Coilovers draws out the wheel gap and helps cut down on body roll. Up front is an adjustable Cusco power brace as well as a set of adjustable tension arms. Out back is also a set of adjustable toe arms and a rear strut tower brace. On top of all this the entire chassis was stitch welded, which I don't even want to guess how much time was spent on. The SR fires right up and sounds wicked through the full exhaust. The power comes on quickly and pulls hard through the rev range. The 5 speed shifts easily and is more than apt to handle the power with the upgraded twin disc clutch. In addition to the clutch is a two way LSD which doesn't feel as aggressive at low speeds as many do which makes normal cruising much more pleasant. This S chassis was built to jump in and drive, which is exactly what made this platform so great to begin with.
*California Residents: In order to register a JDM 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.