1997 Nissan Gloria GT
For a comfortable, economical, and easy to service transporter, models like this 1997 Gloria are as good as it gets. Finished in a stately White Pearl (QT1) and accented by OEM one-piece rainguards and facelift bodywork, these Y33 chassis vehicles make for fantastic blank canvases for VIP builds or sporty daily-use haulers. Save for a prior replacement of the left front fender in Japan and some light dings and imperfections in the paint, the exterior isn't too worse for the wear and the 87k verified and documented miles on the ticker help to sweeten the deal even more. Rolling on factory alloys shod in fresh rubber, and fresh off a recent in-house service, this Y33 is a Japanese Classic that won't steer you wrong!
The interior of this Gloria is well equipped and outfitted with premium materials, plenty of power amenities, and safety and comfort features for particular pilots and passengers. The seats are trimmed in a soft and supple grey cloth, free of any defects outside of some minor bolster wear on the power adjustable driver's bucket. Additionally, the rest of the interior upholstery is in good nick, from the headliner to the carpets beneath. The sweeping dash has resisted any unwanted weather related distortion over the years, and houses dual front and side SRS airbags for optimal safety for you and your passengers. We often champion the Y33 for its ease of use, and the accessibility of the center stack is no different. Within arm's reach, the digital climate control works like a charm and rapidly pumps out cold A/C for those inevitable summer traffic jams on the way to the beach. Additionally, hot heat is on standby for when the winter months turn chilly. Adjacent to the HVAC, Eclipse audio is fully operational and, while dated, sounds decent with your favorite tapes and CD's in tow. All four power windows unfurl with ease, alongside power locks, and even power folding mirrors. Ideal as a spacious cruiser, the rear bench can stuff in three additional passengers with ample room for luggage and groceries in the trunk. All in all, there's little to nitpick about the condition of this cabin save for some obscured steering wheel wear, and torn weatherstripping on the driver's door. On the positive side the original owner's manual and maintenance booklets are on hand for the eager next owner!
Nissan's VQ25DE is similar in size and stature to some of our more readily available stateside models, which means servicing this Y33 is a walk in the park for any prospective US owners. Fortunately, our trained technicians have given this powerplant a thorough once-over, and this Gloria springs to life care of a new US spec 12v battery. Fresh spark plugs across the board ensure smooth operation, and a new rear main seal and valve cover gaskets were installed to keep you protected against any unwanted leaks or seeps from our fresh oil and filter service. As a bit of a tune up, a fresh engine air filter and fuel filter were installed to rid this VG of unwanted contaminants, and this one feels quite healthy in any condition, from around town sprints to longer highway road trips, keeping cool thanks to a new radiator we installed here. The automatic transmission does a fine job at transferring power to the rear wheels, and we addressed a leaking transmission output seal with a new one. The suspension feels above average for a 26 year old vehicle. We installed new traction arms up front, and the ABS brakes clamp down hard after installing fresh pads on all four corners. Freshly installed here at our shop, new all-season rubber grips well and should deliver a comfortable ride for tens of thousands of miles 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.