1993 Nissan Silvia Q’s
Before we post a vehicle to our online inventory, we complete a minimum of 100 miles on American tarmac prior to completing its state safety inspection. Call it a job perk, but we get to sample plenty of vehicles, and this S14 is a darn good one. Where many have been heavily modified and drifted about, this automatic 1993 Q's was largely left alone overseas. Aside from a set of 15" Manaray alloys, the exterior is just as it left Nissan a quarter-century ago. Finished in a stunning Wine Red (AN0), the body is in good shape other than some light dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. Recently serviced, this turn-key Silvia boasts a fun and efficient chassis that is balanced, responsive, and rewarding to drive. As a blank slate to modify, a weekend cruiser, or as a daily driver, this timeless Japanese Classic is a perfect option and won't last long!
The cabin is in good shape overall and features better-than-average equipment. The rare factory sunroof was optioned on this car, and the natural light that filters through makes the cabin feel much larger. The glass roof tilts for light ventilation and can be fully retracted, too. The view of the road ahead is clear and unobstructed, and the driver sits low in the cockpit, as they should in a proper sports coupe. The dash does have the typical cracking that plagues these, but it does have a custom cover to obscure it. A simple to use automatic climate control system is within reach and features functional heat and air conditioning. Electric windows, locks, and mirrors all make daily use convenient and enjoyable and work like a charm. For city dwellers or those utilizing a parking garage, the power-folding side mirrors make tight spaces more accessible and actually work as advertised. If you desire something other than hearty SR20 purring away for a soundtrack, a Kenwood head unit upgrade is in with arms reach. Although the audio quality isn't the best, it works, looks stylish, and makes long journeys go by a bit faster. The seats are upholstered in a blue and gray tiger stripe cloth. They are soft to the touch and lack any major rips, stains, or tears. Supportive on road trips, they do not constrict the driver as many sport seats have a habit of doing. The carpets, door cards, and headliner look fine and it's obvious this car was cared for in a prior life.
The S-Chassis vehicles are loved across the globe because they offer cheap thrills and top-notch driving dynamics. A naturally aspirated SR20DE sits far back in the engine bay, lending itself to the near 50/50 weight distribution. The 1998cc four-banger is fresh off an oil and filter service and cranks to life with the aid of a new 12v battery. One of our trained technicians also replaced the old thermostat with a new one, so the heat can be summoned this winter. The dual overhead cam unit idles with confidence and is connected to an automatic gearbox. Although the miles arent verified, she feels strong as a horse when you lay into the right pedal. Throttle response is immediate and the gearbox shifts seamlessly, and without any issues. Power is sent to the rear wheels and acceleration is brisk. A new engine air filter helps the SR to breathe freely and this Silvia returns some impressive fuel economy numbers compared to its turbocharged sibling. The suspension is compliant and predictable and the steering is light, power-assisted, and on point. At the handling limits, it is communicative and the brakes are more than powerful enough to slow this coupe down. The EB Eurobein alloys are all wrapped in new all-season tires at all four corners. They decrease road noise and will deliver tens of thousands of miles of year-round grip 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 compliant 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.