1993 Nissan S14 Silvia K’s
There's no arguing that Nissan's S chassis is one of the most versatile platforms out there. Which also explains why we get request every day for them. The S14 has become a legend in its own right. Long, low lines, phenomenal balance, gobs of power, all wrapped up in the proper RWD platform. This combination makes it an exceptional platform for any sort of spirited driving event, even if it's just a little back roading. We try to bring in a wide variety of cars, from factory OEM to full on track cars. This S14 was certainly built to be driven, no doubt about it. For a lower, more aggressive appearance, a Vertex style kit was fitted. The long, low lines of the Zenki really get brought out thanks to it. Naturally being an FRP kit the fitment is good, but by no means factory. It has some chips and spider-webbing throughout, but frankly at 5 feet it looks fine. The same can be said about the paint and body. The Super Black (KH3) does have some scratches (as noted in the photos) and door dings around the car. There's no real chipping or clear coat peel to be concerned about, this car simply wasn't built to be a show car. This is the car that you can take to your local auto cross or drift event for a day of fun and cruise it back home. Up top the rear roof spoiler which always looks good. The spoiler was wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl that does have some fading from being out over the years but could easily be re-wrapped. 17" Weds Kranze Cerberus wheels fill the wheel wells far better than the stock ones did.
The interior is largely all present, but definitely driver focused. Right off the bat you'll see the Sparco fixed back bucket that does an excellent job keeping you in place. Because these sit rather snug the bolster has a tendency to get worn down a bit from getting in and out. The passenger's seat appears to be a reupholstered Recaro SR3, which is incredibly comfortable. The fabric is free of any rips or stains, however does have some sun fading. The door panels and headliner have been retained and kept in great shape. A half cage sits behind the driver and copilot and is rather well integrated into the interior. While the back seats have been removed for weight any factory set could go right back in it's place. The stock gauge cluster is easy to read and a bevy of aftermarket gauges have been fitted into the dash. Unfortunately the mileage was not verified before leaving Japan so it is being sold as true mileage unknown, currently the odometer reads 94K miles. An Apexi water temp, oil pressure, and oil temp sit next to a Dragon Gauge mechanical boost gauge. Like most all S chassis the dash on this one is cracked. We do still have all of the power accessories though which can be a stretch in the more purpose built cars. Power windows, power mirrors, and automatic climate control. The A/C is still in tact on this one as to not make the summer miserable.
The key to it all is the SR20DET sitting beneath the hood. This potent power plant has a reputation of being a real fire breather. With how strong the aftermarket is for this motor the sky's the limit when it comes to power. This one has been kept relatively tame in order to make usable power on the street and retain it's reliability. A massive Greddy front mount intercooler fills the front bumper and plumbs ample fresh air to the turbo. A HKS intake assists as well, but largely provides the great turbo flutter we all love when you get out of the gas. The exhaust definitely announces your arrival. Custom dual tip blast pipes scream under boost with all the crackle and backfires on decel. The car sounds angry, no question. With the gutted rear it does make the car loud on the highway, but this was built as a driver's car not a grocery getter. A suspension overhaul comes compliments of Yashio Factory coilovers which ride awesome, and a set of Cusco strut tower braces front and rear. While we don't know the brand, the clutch has been upgraded and is very quick to catch. It doesn't feel like you're pushing over a pile of bricks, but definitely stiffer than stock. The rear diff has also been upgraded to a 2 way LSD so you know the power is going to both wheels. Since touching down in the US we've gone over the car and addressed and mechanical concerns the car had. A fresh set of rubber for the Weds keeps The S14 in check. Naturally a fresh oil change was performed along with a Virginia State Safety Inspection. This car was built to be driven, and we know that's just what many of you are looking for. A turn key car that can easily be taken to the track or give you a sound platform to build off of. All it's missing is someone to break in the new rubber.
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