Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR

Currently sat around 200bhp maybe more, basically stock at the moment. I’ve only done a few interior modifications and external modifications which is stage 2 clutch and lightened flywheel.

Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR
Courtney Read - Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR

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hi I'm Courtney Read,

Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR

I’m 23...I live in Guernsey, the Channel Islands. My hometown is Elgin in Scotland.

My Instagram is @bitchb0ss & I also run and own @EquallyUniqueCIUK a local car group for the Channel Islands even have UK supporters. 

Being in a family where I’ve been brought up around the love of fast things, just ended up being in my nature. I was first into bikes.. then mainly cars now but I still love bikes too! 

My Grandad is Phil Read, 8 time running world champion of MotorGP & my Dad, Mike Read was in the RAF at 18 & still flies the biggest freight & commercial planes in the world. 

This is not my first & I’m hoping to keep for the longest out of all the cars I’ve owned. 

My first car was a Peugeot 106 Quiksilver, little 1.4, 16V. 

I drive different cars on a daily basis to keep them all running. 

I drive a Ford Fiesta mk5 zetec’s puma converted track spec.

Stock 1.7 puma engine running at around 123bhp. 

I drive a Ford Fiesta mk6 ST converted to being 2ltr turbocharged, currently around 240-260bhp.

I drive a Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR, fresh import from Japan in pearl white.

Currently sat around 200bhp maybe more, basically stock at the moment. I’ve only done a few interior modifications and external modifications which is stage 2 clutch and lightened flywheel. 

They're never finished! there’s always something I have to do to them! More power gains and exterior modifications need to be done on my Silvia along with new wheels & tubular manifold. The Silvia is my main priority. 

Work has been done entirely by myself and my now ex boyfriend as we shared the love for cars and I would have listed his cars also but we are no longer together. 

The story I would like to share is.. I have a terminal illness, called Cystic Fibrosis with no cure currently available.

I live for my cars & I do what I can when I’m physically and mentally able to do so. Most of the time I’m bed ridden & struggle to breathe & I’m always extremely fatigued too. 

Working on cars isn’t a clean or hygienic hobby. I’ve been hospitalized many times due to dust, cold, fumes & dirt exposure.. but that never stops me doing it over and over again.. it’s the main thing I look forward to doing and planning on what to do next. Whilst I spend weeks away from home in Southampton Hospital.

I don’t have a job but the little car community page I run helps and I don’t even do it for the money you know? Not the point in it. I’m supported financially other ways also.. and I always tend to get free cars, do them up and sell them on also. So I survive & very grateful to still be here.

I’ve wanted a Silvia for as long as I can remember and previously owned a Mitsubishi Evo8 540bhp which was also a dream car for me to own. As soon as I was able to get rid of my previous pride and joy which was a ford fiesta mk7 zetec s.. which I was well known for, I had been featured in car magazines because I put it on air, did my own unique thing with the car from top to bottom and inside and out.. I did boot build in the back, I supercharged it, was on cosworth wheels and the whole car was just custom for everything I added to it. I spent well over 15k on the mk7 fiesta and it was running at a nice 240bhp on stock internals. Took me five years to get my fiesta how I wanted it and it was worth every penny!Now I want to put my own stamp on my Silvia & I intend on doing so.

I couldn’t have gotten my fiesta to how it was without the help of friends in the UK who had supercharged their own mk7’s but were no longer owned / running.

So big thanks to Addam Mcgonigle & Phil Studley.

Big thanks to James & Kieron at JL innovations locally where I live for the custom setup and map for the car, thousands were spent with them but it was worth it! It was done properly and I paid the right people to get the job done beautifully!

All fantastic groups I currently follow:

EquallyUniqueCIUK

TrueAddictionUK” 

OldSchoolJDM” 

TheFordBible” 

Ford4life” 

TheBoostedCartel” 

These are all my favourite pages I have on my Instagram, there’s more probably. I own “EquallyUniqueCIUK” too. I have been featured on their pages and been at car shows with most of the groups. 

I go to Japfest, Modified Nationals, Ford Fair & do track days In France at Le Mans. 

My most favourite & best experiences at each show. Le Mans was a dream to start doing track days & I am planning to do more.

I never normally bother with competitions at shows, I just like the be apart of something

My current car I own is my dream car.. which is Nissan Silvia S15 SpecR. I saw one locally in Jersey about 5 years ago and I’ve wanted one since. I didn’t even know they existed but I was drawn to it instantly!

Pearl white was my most favorable colour too! I never thought I’d be able to get one at 22 I’m now 23 soon to be 24! & this is only the start of my journey with the car!

 

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