Lot 268 - 2000 Nissan Silvia Varietta
|Odometer reading||114,600 km|
|Result||Sold - £7,728|
- One of just 1143 Varietta’s produced worldwide
- Boasts private plate and heads up display
The S15 versions of the Silvia boasted 247bhp from its inline-four engine, thanks to a turbocharger upgrade and engine management system while the non-turbo SR20DE produced 163bhp. The body dimensions were reduced from the previous generation so that it would comply with Japanese Government compact class. The model line-up was initially simplified to just the Spec-S and Spec-R, both models offering an ‘Aero’ variant with a large rear wing and side skirts/valances. This generation of the Silvia was only sold in Japan, Australia and New Zealand but was available as a grey import in most other countries. In Japan, Nissan offered a retractable hardtop variant of the Silvia, called the Varietta. The Varietta was built by Autech,a subsidiary of Nissan, and was based on the Spec-S model, featuring the same naturally aspirated engine, with a choice of the five-speed manual transmission or the four-speed automatic transmission. This is a rare type of Nissan Silvia which is uncommon in most places as only 1143 cars were produced.
This example, presented in metallic blue, is one of the very few Varietta examples that can be found on these shores.and was imported by our vendor for his wife incidentally also named Silvia in 2016. With one lady owner since import and a record of all maintenance, this S15 also has a heads-up display which provides the speed in mph. This two-litre automatic example comes with the SYL cherished number plate and boasts leather trim with heated seats and is described as in good condition throughout. With an agreed insurance value of £9,500 this is a rare and interesting sports car offered without reserve.
Guide Price £4,500 - £6,500
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