Jacob - 1995 Nissan Silvia 200SX S14.5
What I love about this car is that it is a genuine import from japan with all its original paperwork with shipping information. Before buying the Silvia I wasn’t much into the JDM scene and knew little about Silvia’s,
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My name is Jacob and I am from Brisbane, QLD Australia. I am 22 years old and work as a heavy diesel mechanic by trade but building and tuning cars in my spare time is a great passion of mine.
I currently drive a 1995 Nissan Silvia 200SX S14.5, originally a stock Zenki, but now with the meaner strawberry face lift of the S15 model.
What I love about this car is that it is a genuine import from japan with all its original paperwork with shipping information. Before buying the Silvia I wasn’t much into the JDM scene and knew little about Silvia’s, at first I was searching for a Cressida but then stumbled upon the Strawberry faced S14.5, at first I actually thought that the S14.5 was an actual OEM model and not just a facelifted classic until being politely corrected by a friend who had owned old Japanese cars before.
Originally what got me into the car scene was growing up with matchbox and hot wheels toys but when after buying my first car, a 1992 Toyota LN106R Hilux, I quickly learn after its first break down how much that car needed work but however how much I enjoyed working on it and trying to keep it on the road. Since then everyday I’ve devoted my life to fixing and modifying vehicles, even after a day of working on trucks I still love to come home and mess around with the Silvia well into the night.
One thing that I do believe that makes the car stand out among the rest is the paint work! Straight away when I saw the car, I knew it was the one. Normally I was always never a big fan of odd coloured cars however now I can’t walk away from it without looking back. Also, something at I do believe that makes it stand out is the strawberry facelift on the original Zenki body. Just a little explanation for the name for people who haven’t heard it before its sort of a pun, as it’s a S15, one in Japanese is translated to ‘ichi’ and five is ‘go’, together “ichigo”, and “ichigo” translated back to English is strawberry.
In my eyes I don’t believe that this car will ever be complete as the list of things I wish to do grows on it every day, however at the moment the biggest priority is going through both interior and exterior cosmetically doing both repairs/revamps and modifications to its looks. Currently the car sits around 250HP at the rear wheels but is due to be thrown back onto the dyno for more accurate numbers.
Current specs list:
- SR20DET Blacktop
- HKS GT-RS low mount turbo
- TIAL 38mm wastegate
- HKS Stage 1 Cam package
- Bosch 044 fuel pump
- SARD fuel pressure regulator
- EXEDY cushion button clutch with lightened flywheel
- APEXI D-JETRO Power FC
- APEXI N1 EXV coilovers
- APEXI GT Front pipe
- APEXI N1 catback exhaust
- TOMEI dump pipe
- HPI engine dampener
- CUSCO ACL strut brace
- GREDDY intercooler and piping
- GREDDY B SPEC 2 boost controller
- GREDDY Turbo timer
- GIZMO Dual stage shift light
- SPITFIRE coil packs
- Genuine BRIDE seats
- DEFI gauges
- ORIGIN front bar
- VERTEX skirts and bumper
- DMAX front guards
- ROCKET BUNNY wing
- Custom smoked taillights
- D1 spec quick release steering adapter
- MOMO steering wheel
- 18” ROTA P45R wheels
- DBA brake rotors
- Painted DNA Candy violet thunder exterior and golden engine bay
I love doing show/shines and car meets but due to everything happening lately and no events happening I’ve been getting pretty stir crazy wanting to get the car out to show it off, in the mean time I’ve been mainly focusing on taking the car out exploring and learning to improve my photography skills in order to get a better shot.
If there was one piece of advice I could give to anybody that wants to undergo a project or build of a car, especially something in which is older or work requires the car to be off the road for an extended period of time, definitely get your hands on a daily car or another form of transportation as if things can go wrong they will go wrong, and things on a JDM car WILL go wrong all the time (lol).
Currently I’m apart of two great groups full of car lovers and an awesome lot of people, both of which are 100% worth having a peak at!
Instagram – @endangered_society
South East Queensland based car crew.
Slow car society
Instagram – @slowcarsociety
Car crew based around the world with subgroups within each country, 48 countries and growing.
One other Instagram page that I frequently visit is @Brisbane_JDM as the cars that are on show are amazing and there’s always lots of posts, also whilst in isolation and unable to leave they have been throwing online car show and shine competitions, which after a month of following my Silvia was able to win its first car competition while I’ve owned it.
If I were too, as hard as it is, pick a car as a dream car it would have to be a Datsun 240Z. personally I believe they are one of the most appealing vehicles to ever come out of the Japanese Domestic Market and its looks still hold up against most modern cars, especially when they’re well taken care of, modified or stock.
Slowly day by day little bits on the car are modified and fixed, so that on the weekend the Silvia is able to be taken out of the shed for a cruise. I would love to also give a massive shout out to a best mate Brad as without him I wouldn’t have been talked into purchasing the car and it wouldn’t be running as well as it does.
Finally thanks for the read, I hope you have enjoyed learning about my Silvia and I! Any one is welcome to send me a message on Instagram if you have any questions about what I have said/ what has been done to the car.
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