1995 Nissan Silvia
Let's get right to the point, this Silvia is one of the best drivers cars we have had in a hot minute. It's not a show queen by any stretch, so if you want a showroom-perfect paint job and 1mm uniform shut lines, we suggest you look elsewhere! What this 1995 lacks in fit and finish, it makes up for when you're behind the wheel. The modified SR20DET pulls strong as a freight train and the chassis is communicative and nimble. The aesthetic matches the personality of this car, with its wide vented front fenders, bulging rear over-fenders, LED tail lights, and 18" Work wheels. The optional NavaN rear wing and front bumper compliment the FRP side skirts and rear bumper. The sport-tuned Silvia has some noted cracking on the bumpers and plenty of touchup, dings, and chips. The hood and fenders were replaced at some point in Japan according to our purchase report, too. Recently serviced and packed full of performance upgrades this incredible purpose-built Nissan won't last long. For the track-minded enthusiast this rare, fast, collectible Silvia could be your next Japanese Classic.
Admittedly Nissan invested more in the chassis and engine than the interior. Like many S14s we sell, this has a light dash crack and some driver's side bolster wear but otherwise, the interior is in really good nick. There are plenty of gauges to keep a vigilant watch over the engine vitals. A Greddy boost gauge is mounted next to the ItalVolanti steering wheel, and you can view oil temp and pressure in the center stack. A Greddy boost controller sits below, and power windows locks and power-folding mirrors are standard equipment and work as advertised. The digital climate system works too and blows cold A/C through the cabin. The blue, tiger-striped seats are in good nick overall, aside from the aforementioned bolster wear. They lack any major rips or stains and are comfortable on long trips. The headliner, carpets, and door cards lack any major blemishes and the interior was cared for in a prior life. We also wanted to note that the speedometer and odometer no longer work and as such we couldn't verify the miles on the chassis, and as such is being sold with unknown/unverified miles.
The drivetrain and chassis steal the show and are the number one reason to consider this Silvia. The SR20DET is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up promptly with a twist of the key. The soundtrack is sensational thanks to an HKS intake and HKS Super Dragger stainless exhaust. A new air filter supplies the SR with plenty of oxygen to force through the massive front mount intercooler. We replaced the spark plugs and fuel filter and performed a transmission and differential service to shore up the driveline. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a slick-shifting five-speed manual gearbox. A beefy Nismo LSD differential and Nismo clutch are must-haves if you plan to slide this little monster around and it makes a world of difference, believe us! The RAZO shift knob feels perfect in the palm of your hand and the linkage is tight and communicative. Depressing the right pedal brings a smile to your face every time and the Silvia is eager to accelerate above legal speeds. The handling is equally good and Tein adjustable coilovers sit at all four corners. They allow the S14 to corner flat and the minuscule fender gap sets off the styling. A polished Juran strut bar up front further stiffens the platform. Matching adjustable tension arms allow for the suspension telemetry to be played with according to driver preference. The brakes stop this two-door on a dime and the wheels are wrapped in brand new, grippy Falken tires.
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