1994 Nissan S14 Zenkei
In '93 Nissan made a huge leap with the new and improved S chassis. Out with the boxy, angular, designs of the Skyline and Silvia and in with new more rounded bodywork. The new design allowed for the car to be slightly wider and lower than the outgoing Silvia but with only a minimal jump in size. The lower/wider stance only helped to aid the already nimble chassis and now with improved looks. This particular one comes to us with quite a few strong upgrades that really liven up this car. While fully capable in stock trim, the SR20 becomes a monster once you start tapping into the aftermarket. From the outside, our '94 looks relatively unassuming. Modest 16" Yokohama Advan AVS Model 6's replace the stock wheels yet look as if they could have been a factory option. Outback is, in fact, a rare factory optioned NavaN wing along with the matching side skirts and rear spats in the correct Super Black (KH3.) The paint match of the accessory aero is great to the factory body color. Overall the paint shows fantastic for its age with only minor blemishes from being driven over the years. Much the same can be said about the body with all of the gaps lining up nicely and only a door ding or two to really report. Otherwise, the stock lines of the Zenki really speaks for itself.
The interior is where you start to notice the upgrades overstock. As soon as you open the door you'll spot the S15 driver's seat. The S15 seat offers a good deal more bolstering compared to the stock 14 seats making it both a sporty and comfortable upgrade. The seat itself is in great shape with generally no bolster wear or staining to note. The stock passenger and rear seats show just as well, devoid of any tears or stains. While the dash does have the standard crack that all S chassis have, it also hosts a bevy of aftermarket gauges from Blitz and Defi. To the right of the gauge cluster is a small Blitz mechanical boost gauge. To the left are a full 3 gauge pod filled with Defi oil pressure, temperature, and coolant temps. Above the aftermarket single din radio is the Defi playback controller to view peak and sustained vitals. A Blitz Dual-SBC is mounted about the steering column while an HKS turbo timer resides below the dash. Aside from all of the aftermarket goodies all of the factory accessories are still present. Power windows, power mirrors, automatic climate control with cold A/C help to keep this just as enjoyable around town as it is when you get out onto the open road.
Under the hood is where it all starts to come together. As soon as you peer into the bay you'll notice the plethora of heat shielding that was added for preventative sake, clearly, this car was built with intent and not just thrown together. To help the SR20DET breathe better a large Blitz front mounter intercooler resides behind the stock front end. A Greddy intake suction kit with a Z32 MAF feeds the turbo and makes all the right noises under load. With added air comes added fuel courtesy of Nismo 550cc injectors. Out back a full Fujitsubo exhaust gives the SR it's deep tone. While certainly not quite, it's not as loud as you would expect which makes it far better on the highway and when you're coming back through the neighborhood at night. In keeping with all of the power upgrades, the suspension wasn't forgotten either. Cusco was called on to help overhaul most of the suspension components. Coilovers, front and rear strut tower braces, rear upper control arms, and rear traction arms have all been replaced. Once touching down here we went ahead and did a routine maintenance overhaul which included a new inner and outer tie rods, four new tires, and a typical oil change. This S14 a real blast when you can get off the highway and out onto a quiet back road. Naturally, the suspension is stiff, but it's not going to beat you to death on a normal cruise. While the dash reads 40K miles it was not verified prior to leaving Japan, so as of this point it's being sold as true mileage unknown. With the vast availability of parts, it's blistering performance, and timeless good looks the S14 really is a jack of all trades. It's not often that we see performance cars on this level, don't miss out on a true one of a kind.
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