1993 Nissan S13 Silvia Q’s Club
Available for: $13,495
Stock Number: 4644
The Silvia is one of the most rewarding chassis to own and drive. Know for its balance, feel, and value, its no surprise that they are among the most prized exports leaving Japan. At this point, any clean S chassis has become rather hard to come by in Japan making them one heck of a buy these days. With its readily available aftermarket parts and heavy stateside popularity, ensure that this S13 will only continue to appreciate in value. Finished in Super Black (KH3), and featuring rare OEM factory projection headlamps and aero, the coupe exudes an understated classiness. The body is in great shape, other than the normal door dings and stone chips associated with daily use. Especially since this one touches down with a mere 97K verified miles this one is a real gem.
The S13 was never designed to be laden with features and tech; it is a true driver's car. The interior has been described as low frills, but don't confuse that with being low cost. It was abundantly clear that Nissan had no interest in weighing down the chassis with convenience options. The basics were fine, and the S13 features an adjustable column, digital climate control, power locks, and power windows. This one has one of the rarest pieces in the S chassis world and that's an untracked dash. These are notorious for developing cracks over time from heat but we're pleased to say this one has been spared. The seats and door cards, both wrapped in a thatched gray cloth are still in fine condition. The driver's seat does have the typical bolster wear, which you can note in the photos, but is still comfortable. These offer pretty solid bolstering out of the gate without being too cramped for normal daily use. The passenger seat looks great, while the back seats look nearly new, then again there aren't too many people raring to squeeze back there. The headliner is still tight and lacks any holes or staining which can also be an issue with the door cards as well.
The S-Chassis has always been known for its communicative, and responsive nature. With a peppy dual overhead cam two-liter four-banger, this RWD platform encourages the drive a bit more spirited. With a quick turn of the key, the SR20DE fires to life, and settles into a constant idle. Even by today's standards the platform still feels balanced and responsive. While it may not be the highest spec motor offered, the lack of turbocharging keeps temperatures down and reduces the overall complexity of the motor. People tend to sleep on the non-turbo SR20s, Nissan built them to have great torque down low and to be quite reliable. Another benefit of the NA power plant is that it delivers surprisingly good fuel economy. While in the shop, the SR received a fresh oil and filter change, a new battery, and a fresh air filter, allowing for the next several thousand miles to be enjoyed without any scheduled maintenance. It freely revs throughout the powerband and makes ample power for daily use. Partner that up with the automatic and you've got a fantastic new daily. The auto engages with ease and has no problem with running through the gears. They even came with a power and snow mode to give you a bit more control over things. The stock suspension is more than comfortable yet stays planted when you decide to have a little fun. Having fresh rubber on all four corners also helps in that department. Whether you're looking for a clean daily or a pristine start to a show car the Silvia is more than capable. There's a reason why these cars have become a cult classic and this gem is a great example as to why. Between the timeless good looks and sensational drive, this Silvia really is a Japanese Classic.
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