1993 Nissan S13 180SX Series 2
Available for: $17,995
Stock Number: 4906
Nissan's infamous S13 has lamented itself as one of the most versatile cars on the road today. Whether your daily driver, drift missile, or dedicated show car; the S Chassis can do it all. With its lightweight body and potent turbocharged two-liter engine, it makes for a killer combination. The S13 became such a cult classic that it remained in production all the way up until the introduction of the S15 in '99. The fact that Nissan could offer a new model and keep the old one in production with such demand really speaks volumes for just how good these were. This '93 180SX is a great take on what show and go can create. The end result is fantastic, especially considering that Super Black (KH3) will never go out of style. The paint itself looks great, free of any noteworthy blemishes, which means it's safe to say it was resprayed at some point in time. The body has also been kept up with rather well which is always a good sign when you're talking about a 28-year-old vehicle. 16" BBS mesh wheels well are considerably better than wheels that originally left the factory with. Wrapped in new rubber they top of the aggressive tone and really look right at home.
The straightforward S13 interior wasn't known for its quality materials, however, this one has faired pretty well. The cockpit of this hatchback model is in good shape overall and only has a couple of small changes from the factory. Most notably the back half has been stripped in the effort of weight savings. The fixed back Bride bucket is in great shape which is a rarity since we normally expect to see some bolster issues from climbing in and out over the years. These do a tremendous job of keeping you in place when you start to get a little wild on backroads or even some proper track time. The passenger seat is equally clean and shows little signs of wear. The door cards and front carpets are also in fine shape. The dashes in the S13s are notorious for cracking issues this one does have one small issue on the passenger side which is covered up by a sticky pad. While the dash may not be perfect the ergonomics are great though! The driver controls are all at arm's reach, and the 180 has functioning power locks, powered mirrors, windows, and digital automatic climate control. The climate control is a nice touch that the US cars didn't feature. While it's a bit too cold to really check the A/C at this point we can note that the heat is doing its job.
Pop the hood and you'll find the legendary SR20DET. The Aluminum 2.0 liter has become an icon in the S Chassis world. 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 aluminum two-liter has been outfitted with all of the basic bolt on's you would want, but nothing to make reliability an issue. With such low miles, 83K verified, the SR feels strong right off of idle and has no issues pulling to that 7.5K redline. The power delivery is smooth and the car certainly scoots. There's no wonder as to why the larger KA is routinely ditched in favor of this lightweight powerhouse. In order to ensure that the turbo is never short on fresh air, an open filter intake was fitted which makes all the right noises under load. And to make sure you never question if this car is the proper boosted setup the Blitz blow-off valve makes sure you get that chirp every time you lift off the gas. Since these are far too quiet in stock trim a high flow catback rectifies that problem. At idle the car is more pronounced and under load, it really starts to open up. Type-R adjustable coilovers get the ride height dialed in and offer more control when the road gets twisty. Paired to a proper 5 speed make this car an absolute blast to rip around in. The transmission is smooth and more than adequate to handle the power it's making. All of the routine service work has been performed to make sure the car is running in tip-top shape. Aside from that fresh rubber, it's also had an oil change and new filter to make sure you won't have to deal with anything for some time to come. This nimble chassis doesn't need an insane amount of power to be fun. Thanks to its lightweight, high revving, nature this would make for an ideal weekend toy or for when you want to spice up your morning commute.
*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.