This page showcases my various S13s over the years. The cars are presented in reverse chronological order; newest at the top.
The Sileighty was purchased with a great visual style. It obviously features Silvia front end panels on the 180sx body, but accompanying this are type X tail lights, front lip, side skirts, a black painted roof and boot lid.
The nicest aspect of the car is definitely the wheels. They sit super wide in the guards, with plenty of room for upgraded brakes.
The front lip and side skirts were removed to save weight, improve ground clearance and tidy up the appearance of the car.
When the body of green/black 180sx started to crack apart from years of abuse, a deal was done to acquire the grey 180sx. It seemed a rare model, with no rear spoiler from factory, and wind up windows. The first job was to transfer all of the parts over between the cars.
This car was kept visually very stock, even though it was extensively modified. I took great pride in how clean it was and how straight the body was. Compared to the last car and some of the other S13s on the road, it was a real sleeper.
This car was purchased in kermit the frog green. It was rough as guts, a genuine thrashed and abused drift car.
First changes were a change in wheels and the removal of the rear spoiler.
Next was the start of the visual downfall, with a very questionable bodykit ordered and fitted.
The front bar was completely unworkable and had to be cut down, and eventually changed.
Now things got really ugly. At some stage I started to fix up the body by replacing a slightly dodgy front guard but had a spray gun incident and plastered the bonnet with primer, whilst breaking the spray gun. It stayed like this for quite a while.
Eventually, the car was fully resprayed. A decade before Mighty Car Mods entertained the world with dodgy pressure pack paint jobs, myself and my best friend David resprayed the car in the front yard of my house. Considering this, and inclement weather interrupting the job, the car looked surprisingly good.
A dummy fit of the front panels. In soft light, the car looked menacing.
Onto the rest of the body with high quality masking.
Whatever your opinion regarding matte black, it’s hard to argue that it wasn’t a huge improvement on the green.
The last change for this car was the addition of Keiichi Tsuchiya Modex wheels.
Black S13 Silvia Qs
This car was nearly stock, including the wheels. Visually, it had a sticker and a cannon.