1994 Nissan Silvia Q’s
Available for: $10,495
The S14 Silvia is a really wonderful car and that's why automotive enthusiasts are still so passionate about them even after a quarter-century. Noted for their balanced handling, low cost of ownership, and its simplicity this chassis is the real deal. This 1994 model is finished in Aspen White Pearlglow (WK0) and offered with only 60K verified miles. The body is in good shape, other than the normal dings, scuffs, and chips you'd expect from a 26-year-old vehicle. Featuring OEM rain guards, Speedy GTR Sports wheels, and some decent suspension modifications, this platform would make a great daily driver or weekend toy at an affordable entry price.
The interior is above average condition compared to most Silvias retailed in the US. To point out the obvious, it does have a dash mat covering the normal dash cracks that most all Silvia's develop. Beyond that, it's remarkable how well cared for this ride is. The seats, which match the door cards, are upholstered in a blueish gray tiger stripe pattern. The cloth is soft to the touch and doesn't suffer from any major rips, stains or tears. They are bolstered so that long cruises arent taxing on one's ribs and thighs like many of our vehicles equipped with aggressive buckets. The digital climate system works properly and the A/C is ice cold. Unlike many of these, the power-folding mirror function is still working and makes parking in a city a worry-free experience. The power windows, including one-touch driver's side, and power locks also make the ownership experience more convenient. A Carrozarria head unit has replaced the old OEM unit and provides some tunes to fill the cabin. The carpets do have some minor staining to note, however, the interior plastics are in above average shape barring the dash. The odometer has recently stopped working as well, and we have factored this into the price.
The driveline is completely stock and unmolested, however, a few chassis upgrades have sharpened the car's reflexes over the factory setup. The Silvia had several trim levels and engines optioned during its five-year production run. This example utilizes the naturally-aspirated SR20DE, mated to an automatic transmission. The 1998cc four-cylinder benefits from a fresh oil and filter service, and cranks over with the twist of a key. A fresh oil and filter service ensure that the engine needn't be serviced for another three thousand miles, and she runs like a champ. The transmission shifts smoothly and has a cockpit mounted button for holding shifts longer, similar to a sport mode. Acceleration is peppy and the rear-drive coupe gets up to American highway speeds with ease. The adjustable dampers make quick work twisty roadways ahead and the S14 feels particularly balanced. The steering is communicative and responsive and the brakes have been changed recently and clamp down hard on the discs. Speedy GTR Sport wheels are freshly powder coated in pewter and wrapped with new rubber all around.
The Silvia is a Japanese Classics for a bevy of reasons. Its timeless styling and proportions allude to what this car is; a sports car for the ages.
*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.