1993 Nissan 180SX Slicktop
Stock Number: 4245
The Nissan S13's have become one of the most legendary vehicles to come out of Nissan's storied lineup. Our latest 1993 comes in with some tasteful upgrades which only helps take it to the next level. Finished in one of the hardest to find, and arguably most desirable, colors Dark Pearl Blue (TH1) makes it a real head-turner. It's evident that the car has been repainted at some point in its lifetime as it does have some imperfections in the clear coat. There are some bubbles and imperfections of that nature throughout. Fitted with some aftermarket aero only takes what Nissan intended and steps up the aggressive tone of the car. Upfront is a GP1 style front bumper and side skirts give it a bit lower profile all around. Being the nature of FRP the fit and finish aren't quite as strong as with factory original pieces. There is some spiderwebbing in the paint and some chips along the lower edges in particular. The factory foam wing has been upgraded to an FRP mid-mount wing which amplifies the side profile tremendously. Overall the body has been rather well preserved. There are naturally some door dings and typical chips that you'd find on any 26 year old vehicle. In keeping with an OEM+ look, the little wheels were kept but have been upgraded to a set of 15" BBS meshes.
The interior has gotten a bit of the same treatment that the exterior got; general upgrades while keeping a stock look. The most obvious change comes by way of the Bride fixed back bucket. Maybe not your number one choice in seats for a road trip, but it sure does keep you right where you're supposed to be when the road gets twisty. After all, most of us are after these due to the driving dynamics, not it's luxury amenities. While free of any discoloration or stains the typical bolster wear from getting in and out is apparent. The passenger seat shows a little bit of routine wear for having 77K verified miles, but no notable flaws. Per usual the back seats look hardly ever used, even if it is just as an extra storage space for a gym bag or groceries. Since the S chassis is notorious for cracked dashes this one has an aftermarket dash mat to cover up the existing blemishes and to cut down on any further. All of the carpeting, door panels, and headliner show particularly well which is refreshing since they can be common problem areas. While purpose-driven, these do have some modern conveniences like power windows and automatic climate control.
Under the hood is the only proper motor for the S chassis, the SR20DET. Mated to a 5-speed manual makes it the ideal setup. The aluminum two-liter fires right up and has a surprisingly docile note through it's Kakimoto exhaust. On the other hand, once you put you put your foot into it all that changes. The SR makes itself known while at the same time not driving you crazy at highway speeds. The motor pulls strong to redline and the turbo is quick to spool. Thanks to its HKS intake and Blitz Super Sound blow off valve it makes all the right noises under load and when you lift off. Tein coilovers keep the suspension keep the body in check keeping the lightweight coupe stable on the backroads. The 5-speed transmission shifts well with no grinds and shows no signs of clutch slippage. Once touching down here our trained technicians have given the 180 a little refresh to get it ready for its new owner. Several routine wear items have been replaced; a new battery, an oil change, and a brand new set of tires. With its recent refresh paired with its already low mileage, this car is ready to start it's new chapter here in the US. Of course, there's no shortage of aftermarket parts available for the S chassis, but with its already superb motor and lightweight body it really is one of the best cars Nissan's built to date. The saying still rings true, the S chassis is the best chassis after all.
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