1994 Nissan Silvia S14 K’s Coupe
Stock Number: 4698
The S14 is already a well-loved chassis that is more than capable of just about anything you can throw at it. They're a fantastic platform for drivers, auto crossers, stance cars, or just your regular daily driver. Because of this, we see them come through will all sorts of modifications from mild to wild. Our latest offering, this 1994 K's has just the right mix of a daily driver that you can bust loose on the weekends. The exterior has been kept largely stock, as has the interior, with a few performance goodies to take it over the top. First off the original Super Black (KH3) was swapped in favor of a much more unique Granite Crystal Metallic which absolutely pops in the sunlight. While having a bit of an OEM feel it certainly stands out in a crowd. The color swap wasn't jammed so the original black does come through in a few places like the engine bay and door jambs. Luckily due to the fact, the Granite is such a dark hue they play off one another rather well and the color swap itself was rather well done. Since the stock wheels leave a bit to be desired 17" AVS Model 5s wrapped in fresh rubber sit perfectly tucked under the rolled and pulled stock fenders. D-Max Spec-D1 coilovers get the ride height down to the height it should have been originally. The body as a whole is in rather good shape when you consider its age and the fact it has 74K verified miles. It goes to show how well Nissan did in the design room when the stock lines can still look current today without the need for a ton of aftermarket aero.
The interior begins to get a bit more purpose-driven while keeping your day to day practicality. Since this was clearly built with a purpose in mind there have been quite a few nice additions. The back half of the car has been gutted for weight savings since, frankly, nobody really wants to cram back there in the first place. The striped stock seats do a formidable job of keeping you in place without being crammed up like the racing buckets we see so often swapped in their place. Both seats show quite well for their age, though the driver's side bolster does have some slight signs of wear which is rather common to see. Luckily though the seams haven't separated or torn, and they've also been kept stain free. As a whole, the interior has been well preserved, from the carpeting up to the headliner. All of the powered accessories are functioning as one would expect; power windows, power mirrors, door locks, and automatic climate control. One thing to note is that the A/C system has been removed so the digital climate control is only good for the more important heat. Quite a few gauges have been added to paint a more accurate picture of what's going on under the hood. Mounted in the cluster housing is a vintage A'PEXi mechanical boost gauge since these didn't have one from the factory along with a more accurate Omoni water temp. Since the factory radio was removed you've got some extra space to work with so a matching set of Omoni oil pressure and temps gauges were added. The radio itself is present, however not powered; then again with a turbo SR under the hood who needs a radio? In place of the ashtray is your HKS EVC for boost adjustments on the fly. A deep dish wheel and complimentary S15 shift knob are nice upgrades for day to day life and looks more streamlined than the clunky factory ones. Like the S13 that came before it, the S14 can still fall victim to the dreaded dash cracks. This one is no exception, however, the Chevron dash mat does a nice job of tidying up the interior and at least hiding the cracks so they're less obnoxious.
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. Mated to a proper 5-speed manual, rowing through the gears is the only way to really enjoy all of Nissan's efforts. Taking their already great combo and turning it up a notch has turned this car into an absolute blast, so when you pop the hood it all makes sense. The tubular exhaust manifold feeds into a quick spooling S15 ball bearing turbo. The power comes on quickly as the turbo spools, making the high revving nature of these a blast. To help feed air into this beast the MAF was replaced with the larger one-off of a Z32. To run one of those, you have to have a tuned ECU which is also a great perk on this one. The Airinx intake makes all the right noises and helps feed plenty of fresh air through that Z32 MAF. A Greddy front mount intercooler with HPI hard pipes really seals the deal. In keeping with cooling a Koyo radiator was added as well which is a nice safety upgrade to keep temps in check. All of this is expelled out back through a killer high flowing A'PEXi exhaust system. With its cat delete and simply a resonator this S14 has a very distinctive note. At idle the exhaust is good and only gets better the farther you push your foot down. The transmission shifts with ease and the clutch is plenty capable of sending all that power to the back wheels. Te help eliminate some of the slop in the rear subframe collars were added. Quite a bit of the suspension has either been upgraded or replaced to help try and get the most out the D-Max coilovers. Upgraded front and rear upper control arms, along with new rear toe arms, and new inner and out tie rods and bellow boots up front, even a stiffer strut tower bar up top. Thanks to all of this the steering is light yet communicative being power-assisted, which in turn makes parking a breeze. The brakes are in good working order and the near 50/50 weight distribution allows the car to squat down when you depress the middle pedal, rather than a nose forward dive. With S chassis being one of our most popular cars we see a lot of different takes on these. This one is a real standout without having to be covered in stickers or some crazy paint job. For someone after a real head turner that has more than enough performance to back it up then look no further.
*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.