1997 C35 Laurel Club S
A quarter century after its initial debut, Nissan began rolling the final version of the Laurel off its assembly lines. This handsome 1997 is finished in classic Platinum Silver Metallic (KL0) and set off by a set of subtle OEM rainguards, OEM optional front lip and side skirts. Aside from some light dings, chips, scratches and loss of gloss, the paint is in good shape and the next owner will surely be proud of this saloon at the local Cars and Coffee or weekend cruise. Refined, spacious, balanced, and safe, this recently serviced executive sedan is offered with an incredibly low 31k verified and documented miles. Affordable and unique, this lovely Club S won't last long, and is an unassuming yet great Japanese Classic!
The C35's interior saw massive improvements over the fit and finish of the prior generation, with a cockpit that is spacious, accommodating, and attractive. A sweeping low-profile dash spans the width of the cabin and the dash materials are all in good nick, with no cracking, sun fading or other pesky wear to be found. Atypical of most 25 year old vehicles, this interior clearly looks to have been well maintained by the previous owner in Japan, down to the dark grey patterned cloth seats which show no rips, tears, burns, or significant bolster wear. The switchgear is clear and easy to read, and the digital automatic climate control functions as you'd expect, with cold A/C and hot heat on the ready. The lower dash trim also houses upgraded Kenwood audio. While a bit dated, it will gladly play your favorite Y2K CD's without a hitch. The driver benefits from a tilt/telescoping steering column, four-way manual-adjustable seating, and dual SRS airbags add some peace of mind for the copilot as well. Power amenities are abundant, and power windows, power-folding mirrors, and power locks work flawlessly. The rear seats offer plenty of room for passengers of all sizes, and the trunk has more than enough space to transport goods during your day-to-day commute. Overall, it's clear the previous owner cherished the condition of the interior, and aside from some typical wear on the steering wheel and shifter it's exactly what you'd expect from such a low mileage vehicle. The funky OEM carpeted floor mats are even included to sweeten the deal even more!
Like a proper touring sedan rear drive is a must. To power the back wheels, Nissans chose its RB25DE Neo, a punchy naturally aspirated mill. Fresh off an oil and filter service the straight-six springs to life care a new 12v battery. To aid proper combustion the 2.5L has a newly installed fuel filter and engine air filter, as well as one of our trained techs also installed a new set of serpentine belts to keep under-hood squeals to a minimum. Mated to a smooth-shifting automatic gearbox, these sedans make great commuters and highway cruisers. The engine is responsive and offers a good deal of low-end power, ideal for city driving from stoplight to stoplight. Best of all, those who care about preventative maintenance will love that a new timing belt and water pump service was performed here stateside. That equates to a serious money savings for the new buyer, and plenty of peace of mind. We also rehabbed the suspension with a set of rear struts and now this sedan slices through potholes like butter. The standard ABS brakes are confident and the mesh-style factory alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber at each corner. The new tires quiet down to the ride, but also will deliver tens of thousands of miles of premium year-round grip 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.