1995 Nissan Silvia S14 K’s Series 1.5
Stock Number: 4694
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? Our latest '95 is a great example of why these have become such popular daily drivers, especially with a mere 87K verified miles. They take just the right blend of power, readily available parts, comfortable interior amenities, all paired up with some decent fuel economy if you can manage to keep your foot out of it. While keeping much of its stock look our most recent K's has a few tweaks to kick it up a notch. R32 GTR wheels wrapped in fresh rubber look good on everything, and the dark gray coloring really pops off the Pearl White (WKO) bodywork. KTS coilovers help to get the ride height dialed in without hindering day to day use. The paint itself is in great shape with no real blemishes to note. There are a few typical little stone chips and small things of that nature, but nothing of real concern to note. The same can be said about the bodywork with only a couple of routine door dings. The factory optional NavaN rear wing makes for a nice touch outback since it's a bit more dramatic than the original stock ones are. There's something to be said about stock, clean, bodylines these days with everyone moving towards super boxy and angular pretend SUVs.
The interior of the S14 was leaps and bounds above the S13 when it came to interior quality. The dash layout is much more refined while keeping the same easy to read layout. For instance, the ever-common dash cracks are far less of a concern with these and even sports a passenger airbag which is a rarity for the time. Both driver and passenger seats have been upgraded to more supportive units. The driver gets a fixed back bucket that, without a doubt, keeps you in place when the road gets twisty. The passenger gets a late model S15 seat that keeps the OEM look while offering more support on longer cruises. Both seats are in good shape, free of the common bolster wear or careless stains. As with most coupes, the back seats look hardly used since most people aren't looking to squeeze back there. It does offer some nice storage space to toss groceries or a gym bag though. The deep-dish wheel is certainly sleeker, but also makes your driving position more comfortable. The carpeting and door panels have been kept up to the same standards as the seats and are much nicer than on the previous model. All of the power accessories are working as they should; the power windows, door locks, folding mirrors, and automatic climate control. These simplistic, yet refined, interiors really prevent themselves from looking dated. The automatic climate control is a nice touch for the fall weather ahead, but you also have a power sunroof so you can take full advantage of the crisp weather.
The SR20DET was redesigned for the S14, featuring a larger T28 turbo and VCT for the first time. This example has been lightly modified to back up the more aggressive looks. In stock trim, these motors are no slouch, and with a few simple bolt-ons it really comes to life. An HKS intake makes for all the right noises you expect from a turbo car. A high flow catback exhaust helps cut down on backpressure along with giving the SR its signature sound. It's almost a crime to keep one of these with the stock exhaust. Boost has been left stock but only one drive in this Silvia will instantly put a smile on your face. Not only does it sound great but it drives excellent as the acceleration is surprisingly quick when you get on it. The SR quickly jumps to life and out of the gate, these cars are quick as the turbo spools up low down in the RPM range and pulls hard to the 7K redline. Mated to a proper 5-speed manual, rowing through the gears is a blast. The transmission shifts with ease and the clutch is surprisingly forgiving for day to day use. To help tidy up the suspension a bit further a Cusco strut tower brace was added. 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 generic 240's. Now, all it's missing is someone to break in the new rubber.
*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.