For sale I have my own personal Nissan Silvia, she is a 1986 model which in my opinion is a prettier car than the face lift model that gets the larger bumpers. The car has 72,000 miles or thereabouts. I have owned the car since November 2017 and to be honest I haven't even had the chance to drive it or the time to do what I had intended to do with it, as I am now slowly selling my smallish collection of cars to make some space. Exterior wise, the car is finished in a nice blue color with contrasting black trim on the bumper spoiler and other places. The body work for a car of this age is not too bad, although I would go as far as saying it would need a full respray although it could bused as is. There have been attempts to fill and sort the body work out but this was not by me. Generally the body work is okay with the exception of the rear bumper which looks like it may have been involved in a knock at some point in its life as it is now a concave shape. But fear not as I have a replacement bumper for the car. The last MOT that I had for the car, it flew through, and the MOT tester commented on how clean the car was underneath, and it has no rot at all. Where the exterior lets the car down in my opinion, the interior holds its own, as the interior is very nice indeed. Apart from the seats being very old and not so comfortable any more, they actually are in very good condition, and the electrics all work perfectly as you would expect with any Japanese car. The car benefits from electric windows and electric mirrors, it has the period radio cassette, the overdrive button also works well, gear change on the auto is perfect. The only thing that does not work is the heater matrix, as it actually leaks. Now this is a difficult part to source if I am being honest with you, but luckily as with the bumper, I have sourced a not so new but working complete heater matrix with the switches as a complete unit. The bumper and the heater matrix would come with the sale of the car. The engine I must say also is a high talking point, as the car has had a new radiator, not sure of the make but it doesn't leak any water and looks very shiny indeed. Now the turbo, I was told by the previous owner that it had been replaced with a S13 unit, and it required some work before it could fit with no problems. Now I cannot verify this claim at all, as to me it looks no different. There is a pressure release unit of some sort, which does exactly what it says, it releases some pressure when there is too much, and I have to say its quite a noise that it makes as it reminds me of the 80's and 90's turbo'd cars with the lag, but once it gets going, it is nippy. The car also has a twin exit exhaust which I am not sure if it is stainless steel at all, but it has no leaks or anything at all. The car drives faultlessly and get looks wherever I go in it, I think for some its like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. With a little TLC it would make a beautiful car. Its a perfect base for any such project as the first thing you want to make sure is that it needs no welding, which it doesn't, structurally it is sound, engine is also as sweet as a nut, interior is plush, but the only thing it is let down by is the exterior where it would require some attention, but it would not need any new panels at all. Please remember that the car is from 1986, so over 30 years old, don't expect to see a brand new car, the service history is none existent as the only thing I was given with the car were one red key, one black key and the log book. The mileage can be checked on the DVLA website C909 BRU, but there are gaps in there as it seems that it may have been sat around for a while, but honestly do not get put off by it, as it still starts and drives and has a ticket till November 2018.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Nissan|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||September 11, 2018 6:41 pm|