1994 Nissan Cedric Brougham
The Nissan Cedrics were noted for being one of the most popular luxury cars on the market in it's day and they're still living up to the hype. We just got our hands on this trick 1994 Brougham with a mere 48K verified miles. From the factory the Brougham edition spices things up a bit over your "regular" Y32. Model specific headlights give the front end a more distinct look. Kicking things up a notch is the full custom aero that really gives the Cedric a VIP feel. The kit matches the body's Anthracite Gray (KK0) paint very well and is in overall great shape. Being that it is fiberglass the bumper does show some cracks underneath the paint but is only noticeable if you're up close scrutinizing. The body has been kept up equally well and is free of any notable blemishes. To help dial in the ride height the Y32 has been fitted with a set of drop springs. Unlike coilovers, the ride still feels as comfortable as it did from the factory without the excessive wheel gap. On the other end a set of 17" Layered 5 spoke wheels compliment the chrome trim nicely. The rear windows have been privacy tinted and hint that this car was built for you to be driven in.
The interior is better appointed than just about anything running around in the states back in '94. The cloth used is a wool blend which gives both an interesting texture while being quite durable. All of the seats have been well preserved thanks to that and show minimal signs of wear. The driver's seat, which is the most prone to any issues, looks great. The only part that shows any age is the center console which has a little discoloration. While all of the Y32's come well equipped from the factory, this one in particular is a real standout. Aside from power seats, windows, folding mirrors, cruise control, and automatic climate control, this one has the rare optional touch screen. The touch screen handles adjusting the interior temperature, radio controls, and even has a built in TV tuner. While the radio and TV do have limited function here in the US it a really neat feature to show off. Not only is it touch screen the rear seats have a separate set of controls to change all of that to the rear occupants liking. The climate control is operating as it should, as are the touch screen and rear controls.
Power comes via the VG30DE (dual cam 3.0 liter) which has been a workhorse motor of Nissan's for years. Mechanically this Cedric is as clean as the rest of the car would elude to, with only 48K miles it comes as little surprise though. The 3 liter is torquey down low in the RPM range and opens up nicely on the highway which is where this car feels most at home. The VG fires right up and has a deeper tone at idle thanks to a larger Fujitsubo axle back exhaust. The oval tip also does a much better job of filling the rear bumper to match the rest of the car's attitude. The automatic transmission shifts in and out of gear with ease and does well when getting up to speed. It's not as quick as the newest PDK on the market, but it gets the job done efficiently. Power is delivered to the rear wheels nicely making it a top notch cruiser. Like all of our vehicles the Brougham has been looked over and just got a new battery and oil change to make sure it's turn key for the next owner. For those after a show car that can still comfortable pull daily duty, look no further. Because I can bet you haven't come across anything like this at your local cars and coffee.
*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.