1993 Origin Lab Nissan 180SX
There's no doubt that the 180SX has become one of the more versatile platforms in the Nissan lineup. With it's lightweight body and potent turbocharged two liter engine it makes for a monstrous combination. This particular 1993 has been kept largely stock with a few choice modifications. Fitted with a full Origin Lab Stylish kit really gives it a unique look. Finished in hands down one of the best colors, Super Black (KH3) only makes it that much better. The paint is in great condition with a deep luster. The same can be said about the body, free of any notable dents or dings. With only 36K verified miles it comes as no surprise. To help set off the Origin bodywork is a set of 19" SSR Professor SP3's. The wheels are in good shape but do have some dents and dings that could easily be repaired by a wheel specialist. Overall it's a clean example of one of Nissan's most notable designs.
The interior has been kept all stock and in great condition. The orignial seats have been well maintained and look great for their age. The carpeting and door cars are in equally shape, free of any notable rips or stains. Like all S13's this one does suffer from the common dash cracking. Since it's such a common issue there are a multitude of ways for the new owner to address it if it's a concern. The automatic climate control is functioning as it should, blowing cold air. With it's driver focused cockpit it's a great place to spend an afternoon.
Pop the hood and you'll find the iconic SR20DET. The Aluminum 2.0 liter has become an icon in the S Chassis world. Unlike all of the USMD models that have to undergo a transplant, the JDM spec car came from the factory with the proper motor choice. The two liter fires right up and sounds great through the Kakimoto catback. The exhaust has a crisp tone at idle that really opens up when you put your foot down. While kept mostly stock it has been fitted with a M's intake which is always a great upgrade. The intake is definitely audible in the cabin which makes it a bit harder to keep your foot out of it. The factory suspension is well sorted making it comfortable on the highway yet still right at home in the twisties. The 5 speed shifts with ease and the clutch is very forgiving. Between the stylish good looks and power to match there's no questions why the S chassis has become one of Nissan's most popular vehicles.
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