1993 Nissan S14 Silvia Q’s
Pending Sale: $10,995
Stock Number: 4536
The S14 has become a legend in its own right. Long, low lines, paired with phenomenal balance, wrapped up in the proper RWD platform, what more could you really ask for? Our latest '93 is a great example of why these have become such popular daily drivers. They take just the right blend of power, readily available parts, comfortable interior amenities, all paired up with surprisingly good fuel economy. Our Super Black (KH3) Q's has been kept all stock, just the way Nissan had intended. The black paint is crisp and really a color that you can't go wrong with on an S chassis. Per usual there are a few stone chips and some small scratches in the clear, but nothing out of the ordinary for a 27 year old vehicle. After all, black does have a tendency to show small imperfections more so than a white or silver would. The body panels are in the same shape with really little to report barring a door ding or two. It even still has the OEM wheels which are typically the first thing to go. Thanks to the stock suspensions height you won't have to worry about speed bumps or the potholes that plague just about every major road in the US these days. The factory aero is a nice touch that does hint at the sporty nature of these, even down to the factory rain guards.
The stock interior is refreshing to see since so many have aftermarket pieces added at some point along the line; even if its just the steering wheel and shift knob. The new and improved interior is a fantastic upgrade over the S13's. The dash layout is much more refined while keeping the same easy to read layout. The factory seats are very comfortable, yet offer good side bolstering. Both the driver and passenger seats show rather well, free of any routine staining or tears. The only real spot to note is on the driver's side bolster which does have a bit of wear from getting in and out. The rear seats look great, as with most of them, it's highly unlikely they've seen much use over the years. The only other real interior blemish is the typical dash crack that plagues all of the S chassis lineup. It does have a nice Chevron dash mat to help spruce up the interior a bit and also helps to try and cut down on further damage. The carpeting and door panels have been kept up to the same standards and even has the factory mats to go along with it. All of the power accessories are working as they should; the power windows, door locks, folding mirrors, and even the automatic climate control. The A/C is blowing cold and is very straight forward to work with for the summer months ahead. These simplistic, yet refined, interiors really prevent themselves from looking dated.
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 mileage. We know the cluster was replaced recently as there's no way its only accrued 400 miles in 27 years. However, based on the vast number of service records in the glove box the last known mileage was only 43,751 before the cluster was swapped. Based on the overall condition that mileage comes as little surprise and the amount of routine service is reassuring. The 5-speed shifts phenomenally which in turn makes the NA power band even more exciting. Clutch engagement is smooth and hassle-free. The gearbox is well sorted and a blast when you get out into the backroads. With the lack of additional heat and stress that the turbo puts the two-liter through it helps for longevity's sake. On this flip side being such a clean, bone stock car, it makes a great candidate for a build. The turbo SR is plug and play or you could get more exciting with an RB or JZ swap if you're feeling ambitious. As previously noted, being so well maintained back in Japan meant it came in needing little work in preparation for its new chapter. All vehicles get an oil change by default, after a new air filter and a fresh set of rubber this Q's is ready to roll. This extremely versatile chassis has become a staple between its top-notch drive train and timeless looks. This exceptionally clean S chassis is just begging to see some seat time!
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