Nissan 240 SX

Starting with where the magic takes place, every 240SX was built in Kyushu, Japan. Sadly though, the last 240SX rolled off the assembly line on July 23, 1998. The Nissan 240SX was a car released to the North American market by Nissan in 1989 and sold there until 1998. It was a replacement to the 200SX in 1989. The 240SX was nicely manufactured with a 2.4-litre inline 4 engine. Over the years, two distinct generations of the 240SX were produced from the Nissan S platform. The first was the S13 from 1989 until 1994, and the second was the S14 from 1995 until 1998. The 240SX is thus very closely related to the other S vehicles. The automatic models featured Nissan's DUET-EA system, along with an electronic link between the engine control module and also the transmission was designed to facilitate smoother and more controlled shifts. As the cars have grown old, engine swaps have become an increasingly popular 240SX modification. At the same time, a large community has evolved of owners who have turbocharged the 2.4-litre KA engines. Additionally, it is also popular for owners to import body parts from the Japanese-market S13 Silvia and install them onto their S13s. Or to import parts from the 1996-1998 Kouki 180SX Type X and install them on their S13s. As it happens, since the three modern S-chassis cars, the S13, the S14 and the S15, have similar widths, there are aftermarket conversion kits that allow buyers to add the front clip of one generation to be attached to another generation S-car. These types of additions are the only thing keeping the value of these cars as high as they are. In reality, what is under the hood is not worth all the investment. Nevertheless, these conversions include swaps such as a 240Z front end on a S13. This is a whole new market of automobile buying.