Monday, January 18, 2010

1999 Nissan Silvia S15 - Stock and in California

I'm really hoping that the seller responds to my questions on this auction. They're selling a 1999 Nissan Silvia that's located in California but is not currently registered. They say the car was imported from Japan four months ago, and the seller wanted to make it their daily driver, but now they have a kid on the way and want to sell it to buy a minivan... They claim to have paperwork that will help the new owner register the car.

The Nissan Silvia S15 is a very popular car in Japan and in import circles because it is an excellent track car for drifting and autocross. Not quite as desirable as it's big brother, the Skyline, but very interesting none the less. Pretty stylish I think. The cars aren't US-legal, though, unless imported temporarily, for racing purposes, or if brought over as just a body and chassis and stuffed with an EPA-compliant engine. If the seller has sufficient documentation, it could be a very rare grey market car to have. I'm curious to know how it was imported.

The company I wrote about last week, Right Hand Drive JAPAN, LTD., is working on an S15 Silvia now also. Their car can be seen here. Another company, DRIFT Tuners, lists the S15 Silvia as one of the many non-US-legal Japanese cars that they can import, but on their Info page they say the can only be brougth here temporarily or for off-road use.

Find this 1999 Silvia eBay listing here.

UPDATE: No response, and the listing was pulled from eBay...


  1. Yes, Nissan Silvia along with its brother, Nissan skyline are pretty fast cars and are pre-ordered for it is rarely available in the market. Even in Santa Ana, Orange County, used car dealers claims that these Nissan models are too-fast that it needs to be modified by the US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

  2. Hey are you still selling this beautiful machine? If you are, I'm looking forward to buying it, send me the info of the car and the price at or contact me at 609-957-2824

  3. sounds like it was a scam bro.
    dont trust ebay.

  4. That car is the exact one that someone I know picked up from Cali and took to Vegas where the car now resides.

    I know we added suspension and some deep dish wheels.

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  8. but they are illegal sadly