The car in the video below is technically a Silvia, not a 240SX because it is imported from Japan. It has golden wheels and a light purple paint job, but that̵
It takes Nissan from looking like a rounded car in the 1990s to something resembling a small muscle car. The new front is boxy, with flat details and a few round lights. It is somewhere between the design of a 1969 Camaro and a Cuda. To be fair, there are many old Japanese cars that look the same, like the first Celica or Nissan “Hakosuka” Skyline.
Of course, the illusion should not be total. Boss Silvia matches its American front end with some distinct JDM fender flares. The owner apparently picked the idea of an external oil radiator from the Hakosuka setting stage, but that’s just for show.
Pacific Coast Auto has just bought this at auction in Japan and will ship it to America, where it will be legal under the 25-year rule. It’s a non-turbo 2.0 liter, but the switch is very popular on the 240SX, so it really does not matter. Obviously, this car will not be to everyone’s taste and probably not a good cruiser due to the roller cage and the small bucket seat. In case you didn’t know, the Nissan S-Series was developed because the Z models were too expensive. So if “Silvia” or “240Z” ever appears in the trademark information, we know an 86 rival is on the way.