1996 Nissan Gloria Manual Swap

Post By: Alex Martinez

Date: 04/12/2023

The Story

This 1996 Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo Ultima was initially imported from Driver Motorsports and then purchased by Alex Martini. I decided to work with the Driver team to turn this 4 door sedan into a daily-driver / drift car with the help of some goodies; including a Kaaz 2-way differential, a CD009 6 speed transmission, some custom fabwork, Fortune Auto 510 series coilovers, and Volk GT-C's. As it sits now it's the perfect blend of daily drivability with the ability to hit an occasional drift day! Watch the full build series on Youtube! Search "AlexMartini Gloria"!

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Volk GT-C 19x9.5 +25 front, 19x10.5 +25 rear
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S 225/40/R19 front, 235/35/R19 rear
  • Suspension: Fortune Auto 510 Series Coilovers
  • Suspension: S13 Front Suspension Swap
  • Suspension: S14 Rear Suspension Swap
  • Performance: Vibrant Custom Exhaust
  • Performance: Kaaz 2-Way Differential
  • Interior: In-Line Hydro
  • Interior: Likewise Short Throw Shifter


Alex Martinez

My name is Alex, or Alex Martini (Alex.Martini__) and I love building unreliable cars. From track, road, drag and drift, there really isn't a motorsport I love. PS if you're reading this, just know that we've got some WILD builds coming for MartiniWorks that we're really excited to share with you :)