1995 Nissan Silvia S14
Stock Number: 4510
Here at Classics, we're accustomed to seeing unique cars on a pretty regular basis, it comes with the territory. With the S13 and S14 being such versatile platforms there's no shortage of customization options available. Our latest '95 Q's is without a doubt one of the more stand-out cars we've had in some time. While it may come as a bit of a surprise, this particular one has undergone a full-color swap from it's original Super Black (KH3). Instead, this Q's sports a full Mystichrome paint job which looks absolutely wild. Not only did they swap the body, but they even took it so far as to do all the jambs and engine bay which is rather unusual. It feels safe to assume that the full Origin Labo aero was added prior to the color change as it would be relatively hard to have matched up after the fact. They also had the foresight to paint the lower body line of the Origin aero in a matte black to give it more of an aftermarket lip look. While some may think its an odd move on a custom paint job, it ensures that any small scuffs or scratches, say from a tall speed bump, would be exponentially easier to touch up. The bodywork looks great overall and matches up quite well with the factory body lines. Due to the color change properties of this paint, it makes any imperfections a bit harder to note like little door dings which is a nice perk. There are a few runs in the paint to note, however, it's been spared from any egregious scratches or chips. If you catch the lighting right you can see where the original mounting points were shaved for the factory wing, but you really have to be looking for them. That really appears to be about the worst of it. Of course, the stock wheels wouldn’t look right with everything else having been changed so 18” A-Tech Schneider 10 spoke sit in their place. The wheels are in great condition and fit the wheel wells considerably better.
The overall condition of the interior is fantastic. The revised interior of the S14 feels more spacious and comfortable than the 13, even though its nearly the same size. For instance, the dash has been kept crack free and shows no signs of sun damage unlike just about ever S13 on the road today. Other typically high wear items like the steering wheel and shift knob have been replaced with nicer items by Tomei and Nismo. Both driver and passenger seats have been kept tear and stain-free, even the bolsters which are prone to breaking down over the years are still in awesome shape. The same can be said about the back seats but that's typically a given since they never seem to get much use. The headliner and door cards are also in good nick, as are the interior plastics barring some slights scuffs on the driver's door which you can see in the photos. 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.
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, and with only 49K verified miles as well. In stock trim, these motors are no slouch, and with a few simple bolt-ons it really comes to life. This one has several goodies thrown on to keep it more lively. An upgraded S15 turbo is fed via a large front mount intercooler and Greddy Airinx intake. That intake really lets the turbo be known both in and outside of the cabin. Since stock trim is far too quiet for a car like this, a turbo-back Kakimoto exhaust really wakes things up. The SR is quick to turn over and the upgraded turbo spools up low down in the RPM range and pulls hard to that 7K redline. Mated to a proper 5-speed manual, rowing through the gears is a blast. The transmission shifts with ease and the upgraded clutch is actually surprisingly forgiving. The brakes and suspension have seen some changes as well with Project Mu pads and Ohlin coilovers outback. The Ohlins really help to keep the back in end check when you toss it into a corner. It appears that a lot of the routine service work was performed prior to leaving Japan as it only needed some typical service work once touching down. Fresh rubber on all four corners, retightened the valve cover, and a routine oil change has it ready to go. In a sea of S chassis its hard to have one that really stands out without having to do a ton of work to it. This one checks all the right boxes while still maintaining its driveability. For someone after a truly one of a kind Silvia, don't blink or you'll miss it.
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