While American youngsters tend to think of the Nissan Silvia as a 180SX-type drift car, if they think of it at all, there was an era, long, long ago — when their fathers were slogging it out in the jungles of the nation formerly known as Indochina — that the Silvia was actually a limited-run Fairlady Roadster-based coupe. However, the corporate masters in Nihon feared that interior-wise, the Silvia was simply too cramped for the typical American frame, so although there were a few LHD examples, they were never exported to our shores. Pity. A few of us would have a torsoectomy to drive such a fine-looking automobile.
The Nissan Silvia 1964-1968 [Datsun.org]
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