1996 Nissan Laurel Club S
The C35 Nissan Laurel was the eighth and final generation of the brand's beloved nameplate. Like other sport sedans of the time, the Laurel accepted no substitutes in the realm of form, function, and serviceability, and with many parts shared with the R34 Skyline, these terrific tuners could easily be turned up to 11. Our one-owner 1996 model boasts a sporty Club S styling package and the revised RB20DE NEO powerplant. Paired to a slick shifting automatic transmission, this C35 can easily get out of its own way and is offered with an impressive 12k verified miles. The exterior shows as nicely as you'd expect and is finished in a subtle Bluish Black Pearl (KJ6). Bridging the gap between sports car and luxury saloon the Laurel's looks are ravishing and the exterior of this Club S features no modifications other than a factory low rise spoiler and a set of 15" Status alloys. Fresh off a recent service, this C35 is a turn key transporter, and our very first imported example of the model's final hurrah. For those looking for an affordable alternative to other sport sedans with time-capsule mileage, this Laurel is a Japanese Classic you won't want to miss out on.
The C35's interior saw massive improvements over the fit and finish of the prior generation and the cockpit 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. Despite the low mileage on this vehicle, everything 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 to acclimate the cabin as you see fit. 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 light age related wear on the door cards it's exactly what you'd expect out of such a low mileage vehicle. The OEM carpeted floor mats are even included to sweeten the deal even more!
Nissan equipped the C35 Club S models with a peppy 2.0 DOHC, with trick variable valve timing on the ready to help this 140hp monster keep up with traffic. These RB20DE NEO motors are championed for their reliability and efficiency and overall make for a great powerplant for a commuter sedan. The motor turns over promptly, care of a new 12V battery, and operation is whisper quiet. All Laurels of this generation came equipped with an automatic transmission, and gear changes are responsive, putting power down to the rear wheels without a hitch. The suspension is comfortable yet compliant, and our trained technicians performed a full rebuild of the rear brake calipers to ensure that this C35 has plenty of stopping power when the interstate suddenly turns into a parking lot. Rear brake pads are on order from Japan, and while this vehicle is VA state safety inspected on it's current set we're giving the next owner the opportunity to have the fresh pads for themselves. While this Laurel could certainly be a show queen, we set this sedan up to be turn key ready to enjoy for years to come, performing a fresh oil and filter service, and mounting new Falken tires on all four corners to keep road noise quiet, and traction reliable for the road ahead.
*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.