1994 Nissan S14 K’s
Stock Number: 4218
Why over complicate a tried and true formula? The year was 1994, and Nissan was debuting the recently re-engineered Silvia, its zingy front-engine, rear-wheel-drive coupe. They kept the formula largely the same from its predecessor, while increasing rigidity, power, and refinement. Gone was the angular styling of the early decade, replaced with more streamlined bodywork, which has aged gracefully. Finished in one of the most unique color options available, Blue Emerald Green (FN2) makes it a real head-turner. The paint has been well maintained over the years with relatively minimal blemishes. There is a sizeable scuff on the passenger front bumper which is obvious in the photos, otherwise, the paint shows well. Of course, there are a few scuffs and stone chips in the clear coat that you would expect to see in a 25 year old vehicle, but nothing out of the ordinary. The zenkei's body has been kept up just as well with only a few minimal door dings. It is evident that the car has had some touchup at some point in its life as the driver's rear quarter panel appears to be a shade off. We do see this pretty commonly in Japan as they generally are always pushing to keep things in good condition. Even more surprising is the fact it's been left all OEM, which these days have become a real struggle to find. This one does have some of the OEM aero including the rear wing and is also sporting the factory foglight option. Cars like these are time capsules back into the '90s when you saw these rolling off the showroom floor; before everyone kitted them out and slammed them into curbs.
Hopping into the driver's seat shows off the revamped interior which is a nice change of pace. The wildly striped seats were surprisingly common for the era and are in excellent shape, offering great support for the driver and copilot. As a whole, the interior has been well preserved, from the carpeting up to the headliner. Even the common issues like bolster wear or dash cracks have been avoided. It's clear that this car was well cared for over its 41K verified mile lifetime. All of the powered accessories are functioning as one would expect; power windows, power-folding mirrors, door locks, and automatic climate control. While we're coming into the fall days, the A/C does work for those randomly toasty days. The only deviation from factory is the aftermarket double din radio which is currently not powered, however, it does make it easier to swap out a US compatible one down the line.
We all know what sets this car apart from its USDM counterpart, the SR20DET. The two-liter four-banger is known for its power potential. In stock trim, these motors are no slouch, and with a few simple bolt-ons, it really comes to life. This one has been kept all stock with the exception of the Fujitsubo catback exhaust. The tone is certainly deeper than stock but not obnoxious when you're cruising along on the highway. The SR fires right up thanks to its new 12V battery. The power comes on quickly as the turbo spools, making the high revving nature of these a blast. Mated to a proper 5-speed manual, rowing through the gears is the only way to really enjoy all of Nissan's efforts. The transmission shifts with ease and the clutch is rather forgiving. The stock suspension is well sorted since these are such lightweight cars, giving you plenty of control at all times. To get this gem in tip-top shape our techs have taken care of the routine service work; new spark plugs, four new tires, and a fresh oil change have it ready to roll. It's not often that you can find cars this clean, let alone with all of the right boxes checked. Don't let this classic pass you by.
*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.