1993 Nissan S14 Silvia Q

Sold: $10,995

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Stock Number: 4669

There is something to be said about clean, unmodified, vehicles these days. With the rising popularity of the S14, it's nearly impossible these days to find one that's been left untouched or in this clean condition. The factory body lines need no help despite the hundreds of different aero options available on the market today. While the timeless design is loved by all, it's the color that makes this car so special. Arguably the best part about this one is the newly offered Blue Emerald Pearl (FN2) which is an exceptional finish for the car. The paint shows particularly well for its age, with only 144K verified miles that comes as no real shock though. The body is in equally great shape, free of any notable dents or dings. Naturally, it does have some minor little door dings and stone chips from being driven over the years, but nothing out of the ordinary. To match the factory front lip, the rare catalog optional NavaN was fitted which really gives the back end a more distinct look.

Hopping into the driver's seat showcases the refined interior which is a nice change of pace from the previous generation. The striped seats are in excellent shape and offer great support for the driver and copilot. The entire interior has been exceptionally well preserved, from the carpeting and door panels up to the headliner. Even the most common wear items like the steering wheel and factory shift knob are in great shape which is surprising in this day and age. The zebra esque striped seats are in great shape and that pattern is exceptionally '90s. The driver's seat has a slight bit of wear along the edge of the bolster, but that's nitpicking frankly. On the flip side, the passenger and rear seats look as it if they've been hardly been used. Then again the back seat is really more for extra storage than it is a family road trip which explains why they are typically in well above average. Like the S13 before it, the dash on this one has suffered from the common cracking issue hence the Chevron dash mat. All of the power accessories are working as they should; the power windows, door locks, folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. These simplistic, yet refined, interiors really prevent themselves from looking dated. The radio has been upgraded, however, you'll still likely want to swap it out for something newer and more US compatible.

Power comes compliments of Nissan's aluminum block SR20DE. While most complain about the naturally aspirated version, driving it will make you second guess yourself. The power comes on quickly as there's no turbo lag to deal with and it pulls very linear all the way through the rev range. And if you can manage to keep your foot out of it, you'll actually return some solid MPG's as this would make a fantastic daily driver. On the other hand, since the S14 is such an easy platform to work with a turbo/manual swap is pretty much plug and play making it an ideal candidate for a clean build. The transmission shifts smoothly and has a cockpit mounted button for holding shifts longer, similar to a sport mode to make the most out of the power band. Acceleration is plenty peppy and the rear-drive coupe gets up to highway speeds with ease. Plus, for those of us with a crappy commute, you know how annoying shifting gets when you're stuck in traffic. The steering is very communicative and quick to respond and the brakes are more than capable of keeping you in check. A fresh set of rubber also helps to keep the grip up and shouldn't need to be addressed again for some time (knock on wood.) This exceptionally clean S chassis is just begging to see some seat time. With this particular setup, it should make a great new daily driver for someone looking to stand out in a crowd!

*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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