1994 Nissan S13 180SX
Stock Number: 4787
Nissan's infamous S13 has lamented itself as one of the most versatile cars on the road today. Whether your daily driver, drift missile, or dedicated show car; the S Chassis can do it all. The S13 became such a cult classic that it remained in production all the way up until the introduction of the S15 in '99. With its lightweight body and potent turbocharged two-liter engine, it makes for a killer combination. This particular '94 180SX is a great take on what factory aero with some nice aftermarket parts can make one of the best cars on the road. While there are a million aftermarket options when it comes to aero, there's just something about the factory design that is arguably the quintessential look. While the Kouki Type-X aero everyone loves wasn't used until late '96 the bodywork will fit all years, so it's an easy swap. This one has the proper front bumper, side skirts, rear spats, and the iconic tail lights. Taking it one step further this one is finished in frankly the best color choice they had, Super White (326). The paint shows particularly well, so it seems safe to assume the whole car was resprayed when all of the aero was added since white is a challenging color to match. There are still some light clear coat scratches and stone chips, but nothing out of the ordinary for a 27-year-old car. The same goes for the bodywork as there are a few small door dings but nothing particularly worth noting. 16" Mesh wheels wrapped in fresh rubber are a timeless choice that looks good on everything. They keep with the factory sizing so they don't look out of place as a set of 19's would and the Z.S.S. coilovers do a nice job of getting the wheel gap cut down to a more acceptable level. You really can't go wrong with clean and simple when it comes to S13s, this car makes it hard to argue otherwise. Also worth noting, while it was photoed with the lights up they do still function properly. Typically whenever you see them up it's because they're stuck so we didn't want anyone jumping to conclusions.
The straight forward S13 interior wasn't known for its quality materials, however, this one has faired pretty well. The cockpit of this hatchback model is in good shape overall and only has a couple of small changes from the factory. As soon as you sit down the host of Defi gauges immediately catches your eye. All of the main concerns are covered with more accurate mechanical gauges than the stock ones since Nissan didn't offer much feedback from the factory on vitals. Oil Pressure, Oil Temp, Water Temp, and Boost can now all easily be monitored. Luckily the dash on this one has faired pretty well over the years. That's not to say that it hasn't been spared from the typical dash crack that plagues all S chassis, but luckily this one is contained to just above the gauge cluster so it's relatively obscured from eyesight. The gray cloth seats offer good support without making your legs go numb on longer trips. The driver's seat has seen better days, while it's free from any tears or bad bolster wear it is a bit crinkled. There is some light discoloration near the center console but would be easy to swap out down the line if it bothered you since it would be a stock passenger seat from any US S13 so they're fairly common to come by. The passenger seat on the other hand is in notably better shape, while the rear seats look hardly used, per usual. The door panels and carpeting match out well and haven't suffered from any delamination or staining. The Momo Race wheel feels right at home and is in good shape for being such a high use item. Fitted with all of the power accessories of the day; power windows, mirrors, automatic climate control you could easily use this every day. The audio is all aftermarket, however is not currently powered so we couldn't check much on that end of things. Luckily you can easily swap that out for something more current and actually US compatible. While these weren't designed to be the most luxurious cockpits in the lineup they offer all of the conveniences you'd want on your daily commute without feeling cheap.
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 USDM models that have to undergo a transplant, the JDM spec vehicles came from the factory with the proper motor choice. Coming in with 96K verified miles it's still sitting right in its prime. Things have been kept relatively stock under the hood since you don't really need to mess with a good thing. The Blitz front mount intercooler looks right at home behind the Type-X bumper and adds plenty of cool air for the turbo. The same reason an HPI open filter intake was added which in turn gives you all the right turbo sounds to make you smile. It's a crime to leave these with the stock restrictive exhaust so in its place is a Kakimoto Titanium Regu catback was added. Since it's just a catback there's no highway drone or too overpowering for your neighbors. The power delivery is smooth and the car certainly scoots. There's no wonder why the larger KA is routinely ditched in favor of this lightweight powerhouse. Paired with the factory 5 speed bring it all together. The transmission is smooth and more than adequate to handle the power it's making. Power is easily sent to the right set of wheels and you can easily break this guy free when you want to get a little wild. New pads all around make sure you can stop without fear when you may get a little too wild. Along with its already fantastic chassis balance, those Z.S.S. coilovers help to cut down on body roll and keep you firmly planted on the tarmac. With easy to find parts and wide aftermarket support, this Nissan would be an ideal daily driver or a new project to wrench on. Featuring a potent turbo motor, manual trans, and rear-wheel drive, its next chapter in life will surely be enjoyed by a lucky enthusiast.
*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.