1995 Nissan S14 K’s Aero Series 1.5
Stock Number: 4586
In '93 Nissan made a huge leap with the new and improved S chassis. Out with the boxy, angular, designs of the Skyline and Silvia and in with new more rounded bodywork. The new design allowed for the car to be slightly wider and lower than the outgoing Silvia but with only a minimal jump in size. The lower/wider stance only helped to aid the already nimble chassis and now with improved looks. This particular one comes to us with quite a few upgrades all around. Out of the gate, you can't help but notice all of the aggressive aero. While not a crazy deviation from stock the full FRP aero takes the looks Nissan provided and kicked them up a notch letting you know this coupe means business. Overall the kit lines up quite well and appears to have been well preserved over the years. Typically when dealing with FRP we expect to see some spiderwebbing in the paint or chips/cracks from speed bumps and aggressive entryways but this one is largely issue free. The fitment is pretty good, however, it's never as good as factory pieces do. A carbon fiber aero vented hood replaces the stock one and offers that awesome pop in the sunlight aside from letting excess pressure escape from the engine bay. While still finished in Nissan's trademark Super Black (KH3) it does look like the car was resprayed at some point. Likely when all the aero was added since it matches up quite well which typically wouldn't be the case if it was sprayed after the fact. The paint looks great because of this and the bodywork is in a similar condition with only a few minor dings that any 25-year-old car will have. While the stock wheels were fine, you can never go wrong with a set of mesh BBSs, they simply look good on everything. 17x8" look great wrapped in fresh rubber thanks to the HKS Hipermax IVs that get the car down to a proper ride height. Outback the taillights appear stock at first glance but look a bit further and you'll note that they're one-off LEDs which really give the car a more modern look.
The interior has had a similar treatment, keeping it looking fairly OEM but with quite a few nice one-off touches. The S15 seats have the OEM vibe but sit much nicer than the stock S14 ones do. Barring a little wear on the seat base and bottom of the bolster (which you can see in the photos) the seats are in great shape. Free of any notable stains or tears they make for quite a nice ride. Even the rear seats were replaced which is definitely a rare thing to see, hardly ever does someone take the time to ensure that they match the fronts. All of the trim pieces have been wrapped in red Alcantara which brings a nice pop of color. Overall they did a pretty good job of wrapping them, however, you can tell that it was done by someone other than the factory so the fit on some of them is a hair off. Behind the deep dish, suede, Momo Z.S.S. wheel the steering column has a marbelized red finish to match the trim. The gauge cluster has also been upgraded with full LEDs so you can actually read it at night with ease, unlike many cars we see. While the Blitz SBC and head unit are currently not powered all of the rest of the accessories are. These had all the standards of the era, power windows, locks, mirrors, and full digital climate control. The A/C is working for these dogs days of summer when you're not looking to rock with the windows down listening to the SR. Like the S13 before it, the S14 does have some issues with dash cracks which is why this one is sporting the Shevron dash mat.
Under the hood is where it all starts to come together. 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. The Greddy Airinx intake lets the turbo sing its song every time you get out of the gas. The real air upgrade comes from the massive Greddy front mount intercooler peering out from behind the front bumper. The tubular exhaust manifold helps to spool the Garrett turbo spool while an HKS wastegate keeps everything in check. Since the intake system has been overhauled you can't forget about the backside of things. A full Reinhard turbo back high flow system was installed and really lets you know this car means business. The tone is certainly deeper than stock but not terribly obnoxious when you're cruising along on the highway. Aside from those HKS coilovers a strut tower brace and engine damper help to cut down on slop in the front end. The SR fires right up thanks to its new 12V battery and the fact it only has 76K verified miles. The power comes on quickly as the turbo spools, making the high revving nature of these a blast. Mated to a proper 5-speed manual, rowing through the gears is the only way to really enjoy all of Nissan's efforts. The transmission shifts with ease and the clutch is rather forgiving. To get this gem in tip-top shape our techs have taken care of the routine service work; a new set of plugs, fuel filter, and fresh oil change. It's not often that you can find cars this clean, let alone with all of the right boxes checked. Don't let this classic pass you by.
*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.