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Here's What A 1997 Nissan 240SX Looks Like With Just 676 Miles

When it comes to modding, tuning and drifting cars, the immediate go-to platform that comes to mind is the Nissan 240SX. Lightweight, rear-driven and well-balanced, finding a stock, untouched 240SX is like finding an clean Toyota Supra. They’re out there, but they’re rare. And most likely expensive. We think we found the rarest and most expensive one there is.

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This 1997 Nissan 240SX, nicknamed “Midnight,” spent most of its life just sitting around but not aging. Its owner kept meticulous care of it, only driving it once a year to get it inspected and getting its fluids changed.

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Now it’s for sale through Deluxe Car Storage for a cool $100,000—though, realistically, they don’t expect the car to actually fetch that much money.

Regardless, we had to go have a look for ourselves, and we were magically transported to a simpler time of cloth seats, upholstered doors, four-speed automatics, tape players and gloriously low ride height. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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Shane Morris

It’s a lovely car, and I’m happy to see one time capsule was saved. It’s truly a gem.

... However, there is a part of me that wants to buy this car, stance it, find the cheapest body kit possible, and install a disgusting axle-back exhaust. It’s just too perfect to be a proper Nissan 240SX. There’s a professor here locally in Nashville, Dr. Scott - he teaches at Vanderbilt; his philosophy of “normal” applies to this car.

A clean, pristine, and untouched Nissan 240SX isn’t correct for the new median of these cars. It doesn’t feel right seeing the car outside its “normal” state of “22 year old testosterone-driven decisions”. The headlights aren’t “sleepy” enough. There’s no tow-toy. The seats aren’t mismatched. One body panel needs to be a different color. It’s not normal to see a clean 240SX.

For that reason, I don’t see how it could ever command $100,000, much less... $20,000? Despite its low mileage, and overall near-factory condition, this car deserves to be hacked beyond recognition. It’s what we do. Part of me wants to start a Gofundme for Jalopnik, just so we can properly purchase this car, and tastefully destroy it.