1995 Nissan Gloria Turbo
Available for: $13,995
This 1995 Gloria is a fresh-faced machine that ticks all the boxes for a comfortable, powerful, and stylish daily driver. Refreshed with Kouki bodywork and a stunning White Mica Pearl (QN0) paint job, the exterior shows well overall, and the updated headlights, front bumper, and side skirts do a lot to enhance this classic silhouette. Save for a couple age related chips and a prior replacement of the front left fender, this 47k verified and documented mile transporter shows well overall. It is further offset by OEM rainguards, privacy tint, and a handsome set of 17x8 Kosei Seneka S8A alloys wrapped in new Falken tires. Reliable, stylish, punchy, and comfortable, it's fair to say in the coming years, it's clear the Y33 is a Japanese Classic that is here to stay.
The cabin is spacious and nicely appointed for a vehicle of this age. The dash lacks any cracking or fading and houses dual SRS airbags for those riding up front. Both front occupants also receive powered front seats, which isn't typically seen in vehicles of this vintage. The driver benefits from a tilt-adjustable steering column and electric windows, door locks, and power-folding mirrors, all work in typical Nissan fashion. The OEM audio works like a charm, supplying tunes to those within the quiet cabin. The standard digital climate control is simple to use and intuitive. It blasts piping hot heat and cool A/C in the event this sedan is going to be used as a year-round vehicle. The headliner is in good shape, as are the carpets, and the door cards have resisted major abuse over the past quarter century. Even the OEM carpet mats are on standby to prevent future spills and stains. That's not to say the cabin is perfect as the sunroof no longer power retracts. On the positive side, it does seal out water which is important and lets in loads of natural light to make the interior feel even more expansive.
Under the bonnet rests NIssan's potent aluminum VQ30DET. The V6 is fresh off an oil and filter service and turns over with a twist of the key thanks to a new 12v battery. A new fuel filter and new engine air filter aid performance and fuel economy. Our trained techs didn't stop there as we attended to a few other items that needed fixing! A new rear main seal and valve cover gaskets were completely replaced, giving the next owner some added peace of mind in case they have an immediate road trip planned. Acceleration is impressive and this Gloria is smooth as butter on the highway. We did want to note slight bends in 3 of the wheels, and a slight vibration at lower speeds. A new rear strut was replaced, and the lowering springs offer a decent tradeoff between ride quality and aesthetic appearance. This Y33 stops nicely thanks to new front and rear brake pads and rotors up front, and ABS is equipped in case of emergencies. The new Falken all-season rubber quiets down the ride a fair bit, but most importantly will provide tens of thousands of miles or year-round grip to come.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.