1994 Nissan Silvia Q’s S14
The S14 has become a legend in its own right. Long, low lines, paired with phenomenal balance, wrapped up in the proper RWD platform, what more could you really ask for? Finished in a very unique color; Silver Ice Blue (FL0) this Zenki is a real head turner with it's all stock body. The paint looks exceptional and really pops in the sunlight. The subtle blue hue was challenging to pick up in the pictures, and subsequently doesn't do this car justice. The body shows just as well, nice and straight with door gaps that line up properly. Like any 25 year old car it does have some routine little blemishes, but with only 62K verified miles it shows exceptionally well for its age. The only change up to the exterior are a much nicer set of anthracite 16" Rays United Arrows WR's which fit the sporty tone far better than the stockers did. Since the NA cars were more prone to understeer vs. the turbo's oversteer a much stickier set of Toyo Proxes R888 were fitted up front with ample life left in them.
The interior compliments the exterior particularly well. The well preserved cloth shows great for it's age, free of any tears or notable stains. The driver's seat has been swapped out with a far more supportive adjustable Recaro SR3. While the pattern is different from the factory it plays off it well and looks right at home. The passenger and rear seats look as it if they've been hardly been used. Not to mention the dash, which is The steering wheel and shift knob have been replaced with a little more sporty setup and go well with the vibe of the car. Unlike most, the gauge cluster surround was been painted to match the exterior as a nice little finishing touch. The factory radio has been upgraded to a Kenwood touch screen double DIN, while a bit limited here in the US, it does have a USB input on the center console that functions and reads out track listings in English. All of the power accessories are working as they should; the power windows, door locks, folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. The A/C is blowing cold and is very straight forward to work with.
Cradled inside the spectacularly clean engine bay is Nissan's famed SR20DE. The high revving aluminum two liter is a fantastic platform for a daily driver. Offering ample power down low that really opens up as the revs climb. The help it breathe a bit easier several nice upgrades have been made. The plastic intake plenum was tossed for a polished aluminum one fitted with a HKS filter on the end. On the back end sit a set of Fujitsubo long tube headers with a matching catback exhaust. The exhaust does have a far more audible tone on startup. Underload it's certainly louder than stock, but it doesn't have an excessive drone on the highway. With your right foot down the Silvia scoots right along, quicker than you'd anticipate for a naturally aspirated 4 cylinder. People definitely don't give this motor enough credit. Mated to the proper 5 speed only makes it that much more enjoyable to throw around a twisty back road. The clutch engagement is smooth and the 5 speed is crisp. To help keep everything planted and reduce some of that dreaded wheel gap Cusco coilovers sit on all 4 corners. Tein adjustable traction arms were fitted to the front as well as a Cusco strut tower brace. Mechanically simple to work on, with parts readily available, what's not to love about the S14? This would make a great daily for someone looking to stand out in a sea of 240's. The S chassis is the best chassis after all.
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