Several years after the original March/Micra launched, it seems Nissan wanted its own race series for these little buggers; so the March Super Turbo was born. What that means is 110 HP out of 0.93 liters. This was achieved using both a turbo and a supercharger!
This example was apparently imported to the US by the seller and EPA says its okay per the 25-year rule. If you live in California (or similar), your state may not agree.
Regardless, this is a cool little piece of history and must by pretty fun to drive, with that oddball engine and very low mass. This wears a few period- and market-correct mods, such as shocks and wheels; but that might boost (get it?) the whole JDM image.
The asking price is not in super-bargain territory, but doesn't seem crazy, either. eBay indicates that offers will be considered, so perhaps a good deal for both buyer and seller can be worked out.
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Bridgewater, MA, USA
$8,800 BIN with offers considered and four days to go
This shows just about everything we love about 1980s Japanese and Hot Hatch styling. Yes, the scoop is functional!
Here's a tiny, classic hatch profile. Super turbo badges are just plain awesome.
Front end has a rally car look and reminds us of some other non-US Nissans from the period.
Interior looks to be in good shape and ample gauges should provide plenty of info. We assume the accessory gauge is for boost, but for which device?
We love the original cloth; so we respect the Recaro and its oddball cloth while simultaneously wishing that the original driver's seat was included in the sale.
Here's the hard-to-dissect engine. Despite small displacement, there's a lot crammed in there, especially given the top-mount intercooler.
***VEHICLE IS A 1989 MODEL, EBAY WILL NOT ACCEPT NON-17 DIGIT VINS ON NEWER VEHICLES***
Federally legal imported under the 25+ year law, this car is legal anywhere in the US. I have the import paperwork for title in your state. I imported the car myself and the last picture shows the actual inspection sheet from this vehicles auction to show that it was a grade 3 car with no accident history. I can assist with vehicle shipping and have done so many times in the past.
Recently imported 1989 Nissan March Super Turbo. Extremely rare, 1 of 2 known to be in the US.
This car is both TURBO AND SUPERCHARGED from the factory. It's a homologation special from Nissan and was only available in Japan. The only other one of these cars in the US was sold last summer for $11000 and they still fetch $10k+ in Japan as they're now considered "sport classic" vehicles.
Powered by a mighty 1.0 (yes, 1000cc) turbo and supercharged engine and 5 speed short ratio LSD transmission pumping 110hp out to the sub 1700lb chassis (the car is slightly smaller than an MK1 GTI). There is a factory triple din gauge pod like whats found in the Skyline GTR, manual windows/locks, but the car does have working AC.
Mechanically the car is excellent, the body has a few blemishes I'll be happy to point out during an in person inspection or I can email pictures if you'd like. There are also a few aftermarket parts including KYB SR Special struts, aftermarket (I believe they are Rays) wheels, Recaro confetti drivers seat, and a boost gauge. Parts are easy to obtain and tune ups/oil changes can be done with parts found locally at any parts store.