1997 Stagea RS Four T
Available for: $22,495
The Stagea is one of Nissan's most underrated platforms. With a potent turbocharged RB engine, tons of aftermarket support, room for five, and a healthy amount of cargo space, this AWD wagon has the perfect mix of both performance and practicality. This 1997 RS-Four T is offered with only 59k verified and documented miles and finished in Nissan's Silky Snow Pearl (WK1). The paint and body show well with only minor chips, dings, and scuffs associated with normal daily use. We also wanted to note a slight crack on one of the OEM rainguards. The exterior remains mostly unmodified, with only a tasteful set of 17" aftermarket alloys complementing OEM mudguards, and a factory rear spoiler. The previous owner even installed a pair of Raybrig fog lamps with two different brightness modes! As an unmolested chassis, this is the perfect candidate for a future build, daily driver, or a Cars and Coffee cruiser. For those looking for a fast, collectible, and all-weather family wagon this incredible Nissan is the perfect fit!
The interior is spacious, accommodating, and most importantly was kept in fantastic shape by the previous owner. The wild factory patterned cloth seats harken back to mid 90's culture, and show exceptionally well, save for some expected light staining from day-to-day use. The dash and door cards are in equally good nick, and dual SRS airbags provide some additional peace of mind for your copilot. The driver benefits from a tilt-adjustable steering column, and additional seat height adjustment for some added comfort behind the wheel. The lower dash trim is in good shape overall, save for a few spots of peeling. It frames a fully functional digital automatic climate control unit, ripe with cold A/C and hot heat for whichever climate you decide to take this wonderful wagon in. While the period-correct audio upgrade looks cool, we must note it is nonfunctional. Power windows, power locks, and power-folding mirrors are standard, and fully functional, making the daily driving experience more enjoyable overall. The rear seats provide plenty of leg and headroom and fold completely flat if you need additional cargo space in the back. The headliner is in good shape, and the original carpeted floor mats are even included to protect your factory upholstery against unwanted spills or stains. Overall, the interior condition is impressive for the vehicle's age, and we've even retained the factory spare as well!
Under the hood, the Stagea shares most of its running gear with the R33 Skyline GTS-4, meaning the punchy turbo I-6 powerplant can easily be turned up to 11 if needed. Our trained technicians have completed a laundry list of maintenance on this unit, ensuring that she'll be ripe and ready for plenty of fun-filled miles ahead. This RB cranks over with haste, care of a new 12V battery, and idles with confidence. Among the crucial maintenance performed was a fresh timing belt, water pump, and air filter and we shored up the fuel system with a new fuel filter and fuel lines as well. A fresh oil and filter service keeps this turbo 6 lubricated and a fresh valve cover gasket ensures you won't lose a drop of oil. Lastly, new spark plugs down the board complete the tune up and she runs right as rain. Needless to say, we've put plenty of love into this Stagea so you can enjoy it right out of the box! Acceleration is substantial, and this Stagea feels just at home on the backroads as it does on the highway. The automatic transmission leaves little to be desired and is geared superbly for long commutes as well. Power is hammered down to all four wheels without issue, and we've replaced brake pads and turned the rotors on all four corners so you can stop on a dime if needed. To sweeten the deal even more, we've installed new rubber all the way around to reduce road noise and keep the ride grippy and comfortable 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.