1993 Nissan Q’s Silvia

Sold: $8,295

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Stock Number: 4234

The Nissan S Chassis vehicles are loved for many reasons. Front-engine rear-drive coupes with a proper 5 speed that don't cost a fortune to maintain are tough to find these days. This 1993 Silvia is finished in a striking Super Black (KH3) and featuring NavaN side skirts and rear spats. The body itself is in good shape other than a few minor dings and scuffs associated with normal use. Lowered on adjustable coilovers, and benefitting from a slate of recent maintenance, this 99K verified mile example would make a great daily driver or weekend toy.

Few buyers who were purchasing the Silvia cared about the interior quality, as the S14 was never really marketed as a luxury car. Still, there are a fair amount of power accessories available, and the ergonomics are quite nice. The driver gets power-folding mirrors, locks, and one-touch power windows. A Personal steering wheel is mounted on a tilt column and compliments the Nismo style shift knob quite well. The dash is in good shape unlike many Silvias that we see, lacking any cracks, holes, or distortion. The headliner and blue zebra-striped door cards are also in good nick. The seats are comfortable for long cruises, and the material is still soft to the touch. The driver's bucket does have a fair bit of bolster wear, and a small corresponding hole in the carpet by the clutch pedal. One thing to note is that the A/C and audio are nonoperational. The rear parcel shelf tray and trunk liners are also not included. Still, these items can be found easily and we have taken them into account when pricing the vehicle.

The engine and transmissions are the stars of this platform and work wonderfully. Boasting a Kaikimoto exhaust and HKS intake, the naturally aspirated 1998cc SR20DE makes all the right sounds. Fresh off an oil service, a new 12V battery has been installed to make sure she starts up every time. Mated to a factory five-speed manual, the SR sends power rearward and makes plenty of HP to get up to interstate speeds. The steering is communicative and the brakes are happy to slow this lightweight coupe down to manageable speeds if the driver requires. Surprisingly, these Q's models also deliver decent fuel economy and don't produce the heat of the turbo engines, which is always good for longevity. A set of adjustable coils and alloy wheels sit at all four corners. Shod with newly installed rubber, the Silvia handles like it's on rails. The chassis does have higher than average corrosion though, and we are happy to include pictures of the affected areas. We have put nearly 2,000 miles on this S14 since we brought it stateside, and it really shines as a reliable, inexpensive JDM import.

*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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