1993 Nissan 180SX Hatch
The S13 has been long known as a do-it-all type of ride. Versatility is key; whether a build is conceived as a stanced out show car, drift missile, an autocross killer, or a new daily driver these can do it all. This 1993 comes to us nearly completely stock and in great shape. Nissan's Sandstone Beige (KG4) is a classic color for this car, with OEM skirts and Chuki front end highlighting the soft, factory hue, and shows very well for its age. The clear coat is in great shape with no signs of peeling or fading. The paint and body are both in overall great shape, san the normal age-related imperfections like door dings and stone chips, but nothing out of the ordinary.
The cockpit of this hatchback model is in good shape overall and has a couple of small changes from the factory. The original seats have been retained, sans the driver's bucket, and contrast their gray cloth against the Sandstone bodywork, and darker interior trim nicely. The seats are generally good, however, there are some small imperfections such as light bolster wear and a tiny hole in the rear upholstery. A polished Personal steering wheel and Tomei shift knob bring some flashiness to the dark interior and are far more streamlined than the chunky stock pieces, and some performance gauges by Omori and HKS allow for engine vitals to be monitored. The door cards and front carpets are in fine shape, although there is one small tear to be noted in the driver's floorboard. The rear seats hardly look like they have been used, and the headliner doesn't sag. Being that this is a manual sunroof model it does bring in some additional light and is great to removed on nicer days with the windows down, just cruising. As with all S chassis, the dash does have some prior repair work to improve the cracking, and its condition is better than most we retail. Upgraded audio, by Panasonic powers the speakers, and the vehicle still has all the A/C components in place. The driver controls are all at arms reach, and the 180 has functioning power locks, folding powered mirrors, windows, and digital climate control.
Pop the hood and you'll find the iconic SR20DET. The Aluminum 2.0 liter has become an icon in the S Chassis world and is the most desirable unit to be fitted to this chassis. Unlike all of the USDM models that have to undergo a transplant, the JDM spec vehicles came from the factory with the proper motor choice. The revvy two-liter fires right up, care of a newly installed 12V battery and is surprisingly quiet at idle. Although unverified, the cluster reads 80K miles, and the motor pulls strong to redline. A catback exhaust by Kakimoto has seen better days cosmetically but belts out a deeper, raspier tone from the rear. The 5-speed shifts with ease and the clutch is very forgiving, it is communicative and nicely gated. The ride quality is slightly more aggressive than OEM and features Tein coilovers. This height and dampening adjustable unit keeps cornering flat and reduces the wheel gap substantially. Like all of our vehicles, the maintenance has been brought up to date and the vehicle has been Virginia state police safety inspected. Our reconditioning process is such that you can drop in, and drive home. Between the stylish good looks and rewarding drive, it's tough to match the S13's value. With clean, good running examples becoming more difficult to find every day, this 180sx really is the quintessential 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.