1993 Nissan Silvia 6-Speed
Stock Number: 4822
1993 was a great year to be a Silvia fan, as you could buy either an S13 or the newly minted S14 at your local Nissan dealership. This redesign maintained the athletic handling prowess and magnificent SR20DET powerplant while updating the cabin with better quality materials. This Zenki model is packed with desirable upgrades, both performance and aesthetically. Finished in the ever-popular Blue Emerald Green (FN2) the body features FRP over fenders, a color-matched carbon fiber hood, and the rare Navan front bumper and side skirts. Now admittedly, the fitment is never going to be as good as the factory panels would be when you're dealing with aftermarket aero. There are some routine blemishes like some light scuffs, dings, and dents that we always note to expect. Still, this ride is in better shape than most stateside examples and is recently serviced as well as fully documented. For those performance fiends looking for a good buy, this coupe is a certified Japanese Classic!
The interior is surprisingly complete for such an aggressively-styled car. Powered equipment like electric locks, windows, and power-folding mirrors are all operational. The dash is in good nick and lacks any cracking which is common in the Nissan world. Cabin upgrades include some ZSS nonoperational sport gauges over by the glovebox and a Nardi leather-wrapped steering wheel. The gauges are not currently powered so they're frankly more for looks than anything else at the moment. The gray and blue cloth seats are in above average shape front and rear. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears and are comfortable on long drives. The carpets and door card look good as well. The digital climate system is an obvious upgrade over the S13's system and this one is easy to use and intuitive. Privacy tint keeps plastics protected from the sun, in-cabin temperatures down in summer, and shields prying eyes from seeing what is in the back seat. The head unit has also failed and no longer powers up. The white face gauges peering behind the Nardi wheel are clearly aftermarket which means the mileage cannot be verified. Due to the vehicle speed sensor design on the S15's 6-speed, the speedometer is no longer operational which in turn means the odometer is no longer counting as well.
The mechanicals is what you'd expect from a true sports car. This Silvia isn't faking the look, as the engine bay is fashioned with a zingy 2.0L turbo four-banger powering the rear wheels. Frankly, we have no idea why they opted to paint only the engine bay but to each their own. The SR benefits from a fresh oil and filter service and turns over quickly with a twist of the key. An HPI intake adds a few ponies and the HKS Silent Power exhaust sounds killer. Intake temps are reduced through a GReddy front mount intercooler kit. Acceleration is impressive, and a T28 upgraded turbocharger improves top-end immensely from stock. Power is fed through an S15 6-speed gearbox which is incredibly rare. The unit shifts properly and has no problem sending the power to the rear wheels. Cornering is flat since the Up Garage suspension is on the stiffer side. It reduces the fender gap and highlights the 17" SSR Hasemi Sports Finest wheels. Braking is aided by a new set of rear brake pads. New all-season rubber sits at all four corners, and will last for quite a while to come!
*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.