1993 Nissan S13 Q’s
Nissan's sports car lineup was fantastic in the '90s and even their then entry-level models, like the Silvia, were fantastic drivers' cars. The platform is light and well-balanced with a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution. This 1993 Nissan Silvia Q's is finished in Nissan's desirable Midnight Blue Pearl (TH1), and the body is in excellent shape with minimal imperfections. Even better, is the very rare optional OEM front aero bumper and optional OEM sides skirts. Notable previous repairs include a new left rear quarter panel. This beautiful S13 has a mere 72k verified and documented miles, and has been kept in great condition inside and out. Well-cared-for S13's are becoming increasingly difficult to find in this type of shape, and this one checks all the right boxes! Fresh off of a recent service, this legally imported Japanese classic is turn-key ready to go, right here in Richmond, VA.
The interior of the S13 is simple and comfortable. The cabin is also logically laid out and is driver-focused. Convenience features include electric windows and locks, along with a simple to use climate control system. The OEM steering wheel was ditched for a Momo unit for easy maneuverability especially on the backroads. A Shevron dash mat covers the typical dash cracks underneath and gives a more finished aesthetic than the plastic below. In the glove box, you will find the original owner's manuals which are a rarity they are of course included with the purchase of this coupe. The head unit was removed by the previous owner and leaves you a blank slate to choose the perfect head unit for your needs. An easy-to-reach digital automatic climate control is located in the center of the dash and blows cold A/C when you need it, and scorching heat to keep you comfortable for the upcoming winter. The power mirror controls are inoperable, but you can still manually adjust them to your preference. The electric windows and locks are working properly as advertised, and the door cards are in great shape with no rips and tears. The headliner reveals no sagging or stains, and the carpets have held up well over the years. The light gray S14 Silvia cloth front seats have no bolster wear or rips of note and are supportive and comfortable when you are commuting around town. Overall, this is a very clean and tidy interior for an S13.
The engine powering this Silvia is the naturally aspirated SR20DE 2.0L four-cylinder. Although it doesn't have a turbo under the bonnet, the engine is stout and packs enough power to be enjoyable. A 5-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels and gives the driver full control over the gearbox. The shifts are smooth with no grinds, and the OEM clutch has a great release point and doesn't slip. A simple turn of the key and this SR20 fires right up with the assistance of a new 12v battery. The stock suspension was upgraded to Tein coilovers which tighten up the suspension to reduce body roll when you are carving up the mountains and backroads. The brakes are responsive and confident when you need to slow down thanks to brand new brake pads and rotors our trained technicians installed at all four corners. The acceleration is linear through the gears and this punchy SR quickly reaches your desired cruising speeds without breaking a sweat. The factory exhaust was ditched for a 3" stainless catback and it has a subtle growl under load. A few preventative maintenance services were performed to ensure the new owner has some additional peace of mind. These include a new fuel pump, new front main seal, new serpentine belts, a new left front steering rack boot, and a new valve cover gasket. Lastly, we mounted and balanced four brand new Falken tires giving you plenty of grip and years of enjoyable miles ahead!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.