1993 Nissan Gloria Turbo

Sold: $11,995

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Stock Number: 4772

In the 1990s Nissan's portfolio of luxury cars was quite impressive. Designed for longevity and refinement, sedans like this 1993 Gloria showcase Nissan's cutting edge technology and sporty styling. Fished in a highly desirable Blue Lapis (BK8,) the body is in good shape other than some minor dings and nicks associated with normal use. Offered with a mere 58K verified miles, this rear-drive, turbo sedan features tons of rare power options and tasteful upgrades and truly is a Japanese Classic. It's also sporting a few rare options like the factory optioned NavaN wing and full digital gauge cluster.

The cabin is as well-optioned as you'll find for this chassis. Surprising power accessories include power front seats, electric folding mirrors, locks, and windows. These items all work as they should and the cabin is all OEM except for a high-quality USDM Alpine head unit. The dash is in good nick, lacking any major imperfections such as cracks or distortion. We did want to note that one of the plastic defrost vents is missing on the driver's side but the system still works. An analog clock sits front and center and adds a touch of class. The digital climate system is simple to use, intuitive, and currently blows cold A/C. The windows have polished silver OEM rain guards mounted so you can enjoy natural ventilation as well. The upholstery is a gray cloth that is soft to the touch and comfortable to sit on. The front seats and rear bench lack any major rips stains or tears. The rear center armrest even contains a control panel for A/C and the OEM audio. The headliner, door cards, and carpets all have been cared for over the years and even the factory owner's manual is in the glovebox for originality's sake. 

Nissan chose to plop the nicest available engine into this chassis, the VG30DET. Clocking in at 3.0L with a bit of positive boost pressure added, the mill makes great power and is relatively refined and vibration-free. Fresh off an oil and filter service, she turns over quickly with a twist of the key. Mated to an automatic transmission, this four-door is geared well for highway use but it also pretty snappy at city speeds. Nighttime driving is made safer by a set of LED headlights which illuminates the road ahead much better than the factory halogen units did. Parts are easy to find and, sure, there are a few seeps and light leaks but nothing that would require immediate attention. The steering is power-assisted and direct, while the brakes are grabby and can slow this midsize rig down with ease. For the meat and potatoes portion, the Gloria pulls off its signature look thanks to a set of Fortune Auto coilovers. These adjustable units provide premium ride quality and take the fender gap down to where it should be. The Impul Gran'z wheels at all four corners complete the look and have plenty of tread left. 

*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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