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Spotted in China: B13 Nissan Sentra sedan

Published on October 5, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Spotted in China: B13 Nissan Sentra sedan

A very dirty and very abandoned Nissan Sentra sedan, Spotted in China near the Workers’ Stadium in central Beijing. The poor car was covered under a thick layer of dust and bird shit, but seemed to be in an reasonable overall shape. Nothing was missing or broken and I didn’t see any rust or rot.

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The interior was in a fine shape too. Original upholstery and original radio-cassette player. Typical period steering wheel big enough for an oil tanker!

The third generation B13 Nissan Sentra was manufactured from 1990 until 1994. It was a truly global car with production in Japan, the U.S., Mexico, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The Sentra was based on Nissan’s ‘B-platform’ and also spawned a sporty two-door coupe.

The B13 Sentra sedan was available with 90hp 1.4 and 110hp 1.6 four-cylinder petrol engines, mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.

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The third generation Nissan Sentra was never officially sold in China, but some arrived via diplomatic of other misty channels. The small license plate area on this once-blue car indicates it is an ex-U.S. example. Wheel covers are period original.

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The inventive owner installed an iron frame over the original license plate area to fit the larger Chinese plate. Birds apparently really like that rear bumper.

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With a blue yellow Beijing-Hyundai Elantra taxi.

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  1. Jan- October 6, 2015 Reply

    I don’t think this is from US, because US version does not come with folding mirror.

  2. bob- November 17, 2015 Reply

    It could be a US. I have a 92 here in the states and my mirrors do fold.

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