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PS13 Nissan Silvia Nurburgring track car

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#1 Al Clark

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:53 PM

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This is a proper, reliable, sorted, fully restored, no expense spared, fast, balanced, properly built, immaculately maintained by the best specialists in the UK track monster. It's been purpose built for my addiction to the Nurburgring, but it's also very decent amount of steering lock should the mood ever take you to a spot silly angle sideways action with NO scrubbing. My brief was to build a balanced, capable and reliable weapon, and the work was entrusted entirely to Garage-D. Garage-D did all the chassis and prep work, and they have an outstanding reputation for fabrication and mechanical prep. They keep all the history files on the car so I don't have to worry about them.

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Before reading on, you might want to take a look at the extremely extensive rebuild with millions of photos showing how much work went into the car:

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The body is a non-sunroof 1.8 auto shell in extremely good condition, it is 100% geometrically straight (the body was checked at Wheels in Motion). It used to be blue, but someone in Japan has given it a full respraying including the interior which makes a nice change. The colour is 'Proper Yellow' and it's awesome. The front bumper and the skirts have a few scars that have been there since I purchased it, but I've never worried about it. Makes it look more badass.

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The engine is a forged Redtop SR20 running a hybrid GT2862RS which means a really really fast spool up and 320bhp on tap and similar torque anywhere in the rev range. It's running quite a rich map from ProTuner to keep it safe on load with Nismo 550cc injectors, but Greg's also mapped in good economy on motorway driving speeds and loads, so the slog from the UK to Germany was possible on just over a tank from London. The engine is also running a metal cometic head gasket, new ACL race bearings and CP forged pistons.

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The chassis is where most of the time was spent working. The car is fitted with new CS2 coilovers, it's running modified stock arms which mean you don't ever have to worry about rust, arms snapping or bolts coming undone. The differential is a super-trick rare Tomei Trax differential which is smooth, doesn't clunk or skip or shuffle, but can transfer 0-100% of torque to any wheel, or lock to 100% across both. It's a brilliant brilliant diff.

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So, spec list:

1988 F Reg Nissan Silvia PS13.


2 litre Red Top SR20
Garett GT2862RS Hybrid Turbo, 314bhp at 1.2 bar, very very safe and reliable.
Nistune standalone ECU
Blitz intercooler (inboard mounted for short pipe runs)
HKS Pipework, and custom pipe work by Garage-D
Huge Mocal oilcooler
Japspeed oil filter relocation kit
Koyo Race radiator
Forged CP pistons
Cometic HG
Tubular manifold
Apexi downpipe
Gizzmo BC

Driftworks CS2 Coilovers
Rose joint tension rods
Tein rod ends
Nismo / GTR front lower arms with modified lock stop for zero over-centre on full lock!
Modified stock arms - so much stronger than the fully adjustable arms.
Wheels in Motion Nurburgring alignment (still wears rear tyres evenly when drifting)
Tomei Trax Differential
4.085 crown wheel
5 stud hubs
R32 GTR brakes including drum rear handbrake for super strong handbrake locking.

Works CRai 17x9.5's wrapped in nearly new Federal RS-R 235/40/17's.
Plus two Rays spit rim 17" rears.
Plus a full set of road legal Silverstone slick tyres for sunny summer trackdays (probably 2 trackdays left in them).

Full through-dash Carbing roll cage. This is THE best fitting bolt in cage money can buy.
Defi guages - Oil Temp / Oil Pressure / Water Temp / Boost. The dash water temp now reads the average across the whole engine while the water temp reads the temp leaving the block so you can keep a good eye on what's going on.
Full strut bracing front and rear.
GRP bucket seat, really comfy.
TRS harness for driver.
R32 GTR passenger seat.
Handbrake button & M's factory gear knob.

The car has 6 months tax, and 10 months MOT.
Thatcham Cat 1 alarm and immobiliser with 2 working fobs.
Central Locking, Power windows, rear demister, lights, gauges and everything all working.
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This car is devastatingly quick round a circuit in the right hands and it's suprised a lot of people when we've used it for filming adverts as a full speed chase car.
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I am putting the asking price at £7950. The car is based at Driftworks in Birmingham and can be put on the ramps and be inspected.
Big boys rules - No one will be allowed to test drive it without producing insurance documentation and I won't hold the car. First to see will buy.

The best way to contact me is to email me at: al ( at ) trackdayfilms ( dot ) com
or my mobile 07967 114 064.
I am out of the country on a shoot at the moment but return to Birmingham on the 20th of February, so you won't be able to pick it up till then, sorry!

Thanks for reading!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:05 PM

You're selling this Posted Image rather surprised! GLWTS, it'll make someone very very happy!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:59 PM

What a weapon!
Proper, sorted car with all the right bits and no messing about.
Good luck with the sale :)

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:30 AM

And I was REALLY hoping to see this on track, hope someone on here buys it!

But the real question is, whats coming next ?

Traction control???? Wash your mouth out with soap!!!!

#5 Al Clark

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:06 PM

Very likely an E46 M3, I'm going to look at one tomorrow and hopefully put a deposit on it. B)

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 03:47 PM

That will definately be a good upgrade! Hope it looked good dude!

Traction control???? Wash your mouth out with soap!!!!

#7 Al Clark

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:24 PM

Will listen to decent offers btw! :)

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

Once again nice car and nice pictures still hate the fog as it kept me from driving the ring myself that day, at least you put the time to good use.

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