How seriously does America take its ban on importing cars that are younger than 25 years old? Ask Kendall Noble of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. For importing a 2001 Nissan Silvia into the U.S., he faced up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
When it comes to drifting, there are a handful of machines that folks like to utilize for their LETS GO SIDEWAYS, FAST potential. One such machine is the beloved Nissan Silvia, also known as the 180SX, 200SX, and 240SX depending on where you're located on this planet.
It's Import versus Domestic, car versus cartruck. This is the surprisingly sloppy result of an El Camino versus Nissan drift battle.
All you need to do with this ad is wait for the protagonist's reaction to the appearance of Christie Brinkley in the passenger seat.
By 1983, Nissan was in the final stages of phasing out the Datsun name in the North American market, so every Datsun had a little "by Nissan" addendum on badges. Datsun, Nissan, whatever- this one will be scrap steel soon!
With great restraint and beautiful camerawork, Andrew Laputka and Ryan Tuerck of Drift Alliance bring us a merry afternoon in a hissing, sideways Silvia.
We knew it on these shores as the 200SX Turbo, while the Japanese and Europeans called it the Silvia ZX Turbo. Either way, it served as an excellent herpes vector!
Did you notice the hyphen in the name of this car? That's because Datsun's marketers wanted you to think about SEX when you thought about the North American version of the Nissan Silvia.
Car: S14 Nissan Silvia (240 SX)
We stumbled across these custom hand-painted Nissan valve covers by accident, but it turns out they're the artwork of Pres, a fellow Jalopnik. Even if you're not familiar with Aqua Teen Hunger Force or this guy, you can still appreciate the originality of these creations. Hmm... maybe he could do Trogdor The Burninator