1993 Nissan Silvia Sileighty
Stock Number: 4266
Sileighty (or Sil80 to some) originated through early street racers in Japan who owned Nissan 180SXs with damaged front ends. Because the front panels and the Silvia headlights were lighter and cheaper than 180SX replacement parts, many drifters used these parts. Unknown to the public before the release date, these end-user modifications inspired the Japanese auto shop "Kids Heart" to produce a small number of official Nissan Sileighties, together with Nissan. After that, the cars were sent for sale to Nissan stores, and Kids Heart. Now that didn't come about until a bit after our 1993 was produced, however that doesn't change the effect that it had on the S-chassis. This conversion sparked the combination of many revisions to come. While the S14, S15, and even the Odyvia conversions were cool, there's something about the original. While the conversion itself was already unique, ours has seen quite a few modifications to set it apart. Right out of the gate it's hard not to spot the vented carbon fiber hood. The carbon looks fantastic and the clear coat is devoid of the common fading/peeling that older hoods were known for. A full Origin Lab kit gives the Sil80 a more aggressive look to complement the carbon fiber. Coming in with 81K Actual miles it looks like the car was repainted with the factory Pearl White (WK0) when the kit was added as the color blend is great. The paint shows really well with hardly any blemishes to note. The kit lines up well, however with any aftermarket aero it never lines up quite as well as factory pieces do. The GTR style grill, for instance, doesn't line up as cleanly with the headlights as the factory Silvia one does. 16" split-spoke style wheels fit the sporty looks considerably better than the factory 15's did.
The interior has been kept largely stock, however, a few key pieces have been upgraded. The biggest upgrade comes by way of the Recaro Confetti driver's seat which offers a tremendous amount of support while still being comfortable enough to handle your daily commute. Aside from a little fading of the fabric the seat has been very well maintained. Typically we see these with the bolster all word down and torn, but this one has made it through damage free. The stock passenger seat looks good and is free of any tears or stains. Per usual the rear seats look hardly used since they're really only big enough for small kids or a quick trim across town. A far sportier Momo race wheel replaces the factory one along with a matching brushed Razo shift knob. As with most all S chassis, the dash does have a few cracks along the top of the gauge cluster. Where they're located keeps them largely skewed from sight, however, it is worth noting. Of course, it still has all of the factory power accessories like the windows, mirrors, and automatic climate control. The Kenwood radio is a nice upgraded that has a fair bit of use here in the states thanks to its aux inputs, however, the radio frequencies are still off.
Under the hood is the only proper motor for the S chassis, the SR20DET. Mated to a 5-speed manual makes it the ideal setup. While this did leave the factory with an SR20DET, it didn't leave with this exact motor. This one has been transplanted out of an S15 meaning it made the most power out of the box than any of the previous iterations. The aluminum two-liter fires right up and has a surprisingly docile note through it's Kakimoto exhaust. On the other hand, once you put you put your foot into it that all changes. The SR makes itself known while at the same time not driving you crazy at highway speeds. The motor pulls strong to redline and the turbo is quick to spool. Thanks to its full Greddy Suction kit intake makes all the right noises under load and when you lift off. To help feed more cool air to the hungry SR a massive Greddy front mount intercooler fills up the front bumper. Blitz coilovers keep the suspension and body in check keeping the lightweight coupe stable on the backroads. The 5-speed transmission shifts well with no grinds and shows no signs of clutch slippage. Once touching down here our trained technicians have given the 180 a little refresh to get it ready for its new owner. Several routine wear items have been replaced; a new battery, an oil change, and a brand new set of tires, fresh trans fluid, and a simple recharge of the A/C. Now that it's back up to standards with mechanical and safety this unique S13 is ready to tear it up. The suspension is very well sorted and the power delivery is exceptional, there's no wonder why these are herald as one of the best driving cars out there.
*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.