1994 Nissan 180SX
The S-Chassis is loved worldwide and acclaimed for its quick reflexes, low cost of ownership, and sexy styling. This 1994 180sx looks just as good as it performs and is offered with a mere 93k verified miles. Originally finished in a (326) Super White, this car has had a slight color change while still while there are hints of a blue pearl in the paint. The paint on the car shows well, it'ss far from perfect. This is a road car, and it certainly doesn't sport a show car paint job. The exterior looks the part with the OEM Kouki Type X tail lights, subtlety accented carbon hood, and Work wheels. The body is in good shape aside from some minor dings and scuffs associated with normal use. The fenders have also been rolled and slightly widened both front and rear. The FRP aero may not fit as well as the factory bodywork, but its aggressive aesthetic outweighs the less than OEM fitment. Recently serviced and legally imported, this SR20DET powered rocked would make for a wonderful autocross or drift Allstar or daily driven street car that oozes style. These spicy S13's are getting tough to find in Japan, so here's your chance to stick one in your driveway!
The interior is a bit tamer in comparison to the body. The cockpit of this hatchback model is in good shape overall and has a couple of small changes from the factory. Most notably the stock driver's seat was ditched in favor of a far more supportive Bride Brix reclinable seat. It does note some light bolster wear but doesn't beat you up badly at all on long drives. The original passenger seat was retained, and its contrasting gray cloth stands out nicely against the blue of the driver's seat. The back seat is in good shape, though there is a little bit of sun fading to the top of it. Those familiar with the S13 know that the dash and door cards are notorious for cracks and peeling. The dash on this one did fall victim to the typical dash cracks but a fitted cover works to obscure those. The door cards look great and don't show any signs of peeling or cracks which is a big plus. The carpeting and headliner are in the same shape, free of any notable stains or tears. The factory shift lever and steering wheel were ditched and the cabin pops with a bit more color thanks to the light blue knob. While two Defi gauges were added to the A-Pillar and work properly. Mounted atop the Defi controller is a Blitz Dual SBC to give you boost control on the fly. The rest of the power accessories are still working; power windows, locks, and mirrors but we did want to note the a/c is not operational.
Under the hood is what really sets this car apart from a typical US 240. Pop the hood and you'll find the iconic SR20DET. Thanks to a new 12v battery she cranks right up and is fresh off an oil and filter service. The all-aluminum 2.0 liter has set the benchmark in the S Chassis world due to its ability to make power. The 4 cylinder sounds throatier thanks to a one-off turbo-back exhaust. The upgraded S15 ball bearing turbo is particularly pronounced thanks to the open intake fitted up to a Z32 MAF. The upgraded tubular manifold also helps to reduce the spool time on the turbo making the car particularly responsive. All of these upgrades are controlled by an upgraded ECU. The 5-speed shifts with ease and the clutch is very forgiving. It is communicative and nicely gated. Having a third pedal is the only way to go in a car like this, it makes the entire driving experience so much more exciting. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an LSD differential with no issue and with its upgraded suspension bits, like the coilovers and front/rear strut tower braces, really make this car a blast out on backroads. Additionally, this car has also received a 5 lug swap making wheels options more plentiful and 4 piston front brake calipers. Like all of our vehicles, the maintenance has been brought up to date and new plugs have been installed to keep her firing on all cylinders. An aluminum strut tower brake ties together the front end and stiffens up the chassis a bit. Crucial H.M.C. Dampers sit at all four corners and cut out excess body roll. The fender gap is decreased nicely thanks to them and they compliment the rolling stock well. The aforementioned Work Emotion alloys are all wrapped in new rubber at all four corners. These should last for thousands of miles to come and deliver premium all-weather grip.
Fast, fun, and simple this 180sx is a killer sports car.
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