1995 Nissan Gloria VIP
If you’re a fan of the Japanese VIP scene then your 'one day' car is here, today. This luxurious Nissan executive sedan, with tasteful modifications both inside and out, is nothing short of a showstopper. Finished in Nissan's White Mica Pearl, the paint shows extremely well with only minor dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use. This Gloria’s exterior is fitted with a one-off FRP body kit, meshing the best aero Japan has to offer into one jaw-dropping package. The aftermarket LED taillights, rare rainbow corner lights, and aftermarket privacy tint all help complete the look of this slammed midsize sedan. S-Chassis front spindles and Fortune Auto coilovers provide enough camber to make the Trafficstar VX wheels have near-perfect fitment. Not to be overlooked, this Y33’s drivetrain is barely broken in, and boasts a mere 65k verified and documented miles. This recently serviced sedan is sure to turn plenty of heads, while delivering the reliability and inexpensive cost of ownership Nissan is known for. For the JDM enthusiasts looking for a unique daily driver or weekend VIP cruiser, this special Japanese Classic is sure to fit the bill.
Once inside the cabin you’ll find that this Gloria is about as nice as any other example we have had to date. The gray cloth seats are soft to the touch, and super supportive on long drives. The driver can find their optimal seating position thanks to the power driver’s seat and an adjustable steering column. The Nardi wood grain steering wheel provides smooth and precise inputs to the driver, while complementing the wood interior trim quite nicely. The textured gray cloth is in excellent shape overall, showing no notable signs of wear. The carpet and headliner are also still in great condition considering this vehicle is 25 years of age. The dashboard and door cards show no lifting or cracking, common with other Nissans from this era, and a U.S. Pioneer Bluetooth head unit supplies entertainment on long trips. In the heat of the summer, the dark aftermarket privacy tint helps keep the cabin cool in collaboration with a fully functioning digital climate control system that provides cold A/C on demand. Power locks, power windows, and power mirrors are also standard and make daily driving much more enjoyable. That’s not to say the interior is perfect as the power folding mirror function and the tachometer are certainly a bit wonky and the speedo seems to work intermittantly. Still, considering this sedan's age the interior has held up quite well over the years, and we're sure you’ll agree.
The drivetrain is simple and easy to maintain, thanks to being offered here stateside. Powered by Nissan's VQ30DE, the 3.0-liter fires to life thanks to a new 12v battery. The V6’s power is adequate, and cruising at highway speeds is no issue. The custom axle back exhaust helps this Gloria go from mellow to an exhilarating growl, without any unwanted drone while on the interstate. A brand-new radiator was installed by our trained technicians ensuring the VQ’s temperatures stay cool. Shifts are performed through a smooth-shifting automatic transmission, providing nearly 200 ponies to the rear wheels. While the Y33 is no race car, they certainly have more than enough power to get you into the triple digits. The brakes are plenty confident at speed having no trouble with reeling you back in and we have just replaced the front brake pads and rotors. Due to the nature of the coilovers, and aggressive camber, the ride isn't as plush as it originally was, but still rides surprisingly well. New tires and a fresh alignment have been performed within the last 2,000 miles, and the rubber will provide plenty of grip and trouble-free miles 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.