Friday, 29 March 2013
Interestingly, it was only for the first few years that the car made sense of its '180SX' name. These models were powered by the 1.8 litre, twin-cam, turbo, CA18DET.. hence the '18' in 180SX. In late 1989, the SR was introduced to replace the CA series of engines; and by 1991, the 2 litre SR20DE/DET had replaced the CA18DE/DET in S13 Silvia/180SX applications.
The early CA cars have a unique look; with their twin-nostril front bumper, and different trims. Since the update came for the start of 1991, less than 24months after the original car, the early CA18DET cars are much thinner on the ground.
There's likely no argument that the later cars are much better; but its always cool to have something slightly different!
Other than the generally great condition in here, the larger console lid is something I don't see to often. The Auto is a downer, but likely the reason for the overall condition the car is in..
Thats all. Sadly there's no engine-bay pic..
Since it became cool for kids to buy them and treat them carelessly - basically having beater S13's - it makes me so happy to see one of these cars in good shape.
Regardless of the Auto; this car is in fantastic condition; and I really hope it gets to survive for many years as it is...