2k: Stock Up: 1994 Nissan Sentra SE-R

The conclusion to any conversation about the Nissan Sentra SE-R is that it is impossible to find a clean stock example of a B13 SE-R.  Nissan built plenty of the SR20 powered sport compact special editions, but they have been abused, raced, wrecked and it is almost impossible to find a nice example.  Of course, DT regular Kaibeezy did not give up hope and finally found this 1994 Nissan Sentra SE-R for sale in Daly City, CA for $2,500 via craigslist.

The basic Sentra was a forgettable econobox built cheaply and sold by the thousands to people looking for A-B transportation.  It would be wrong though to dismiss the SE-R because it took the light Sentra body and turned the performance up a few notches, not all the way to 11…but let’s say… from 4 to 7.

The SE-R’s SR20DE twin-cam engine puts out 140 horsepower and 132 ft-lbs
of torque.  It was put to the pavement through a 5-speed manual gearbox
with limited slip differential – both unique to the SE-R trim.  The SE-R also got special sports seats and 4 wheel disc brakes allowing it to slow down quickly.

At such a low price for a clean car the next buyer may be tempted to race (or rice) this one out, but heed this prophecy: keep it stock, and in another 5 to 10 years you’ll have one of the only original SE-Rs left outside of a museum.

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