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A car produced by Nissan.  Similar to the Japanese-market Nissan Silvia in Japan.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Nissan 240SX page on 1 July 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The 240SX is a sports car that was introduced to the North American market by Nissan in 1988 for the following model year. It replaced the outgoing 200SX (S12) model. Most of the 240SX were equipped with the 2.4-liter inline 4 engine (KA24E from 1989–1990 and KA24DE from 1991–1999). The KA24E had a single overhead cam and KA24DE had dual overhead cams. Two distinct generations of the 240SX, the S13 (1989–1995) the S14 (1995-1999) were produced based on the Nissan S platform.

The 240SX is closely related to other S platform based vehicles, such as the Japanese-market Silvia and 180SX, and the European-market 200SX. Although their names are similar, the 240SX is unrelated to the 240Z or the 280ZX.

Although it is long out of production, it is still popular in drifting.

First Generation / S13 (1989–1994)

The first generation of the 240SX can be divided into two distinct versions, both having the sporting advantage of rear wheel drive standard. Each of these variants came in two distinct body styles: hatchback, which was offered in both base and SE trim, and coupe, which was offered in base, XE, LE and SE. Both styles shared the same front bodywork as the Japanese-market Nissan 180SX, featuring the sloping front with pop-up headlights. This bodywork distinguishes the coupe model from its Japanese-market counterpart, the Silvia, which featured fixed headlights. Both styles in all markets share the same chassis, and with few exceptions, most components and features are identical. The 240SX is a popular car in the sport of drifting due to its short wheelbase, low cost, ample power, and abundant aftermarket support.

Second generation / S14 (1995–1999)

The 240SX was released in the spring of 1994 as a 1995 model. The hatchback and convertible body styles were eliminated, leaving only the coupe. The wheelbase car grew 2 in (51 mm) and the track width was also increased, while the overall length of the vehicle was slightly shorter than the previous generation. The curb weight of the vehicle increased by about 80 lb (36 kg) relative to the 1994 model. Dual air bags were added and the automatic seatbelts were replaced with common manual type. The pop-up headlights were removed in favor of fixed lamps. Though the general layout remained the same, almost all parts were redesigned to the extent that very few parts are interchangeable. The chassis was changed slightly to increase stiffness (Nissan claimed 50% torsional, 100% bending rigidity increase) and utilized higher rear strut mounts. The fuel tank, previously located at the rear end under the trunk floor, now sat in front of the rear suspension and behind the rear seats.


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1995 Nissan 240SX RB25DET Engine 1995
With RB25DET Engine and Nissan Silvia Emblem Added

Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
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1995 Nissan 240SX RB25DET Engine 1995
With RB25DET Engine and Nissan Silvia Emblem Added

Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
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May 31, 2009
View photo of 1995 Nissan 240SX with RB25DET Engine - 3,340KB
1995 Nissan 240SX RB25DET Engine 1995
With RB25DET Engine and Nissan Silvia Emblem Added

Photo ©2009 Bill Crittenden
WCS & NGMC Spring All Make & Model Carshow
May 31, 2009
View photo of 1995 Nissan 240SX with RB25DET Engine - 5,166KB


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