Car Spotlight>>  Csp311 Silvia

While at Sodegaura the other weekend I was lucky enough to get shown this spotless first generation Nissan Silvia by its owner. The car was still running on the first license plates it was ever issued with, a rare thing to see in Japan.

The original Silvia badge. Looking at such a classic and historical car, I couldn't help but think it's a real pity Nissan has no intention of bringing the Silvia back to the masses. With only the Mazda Roadster and upcoming FT86 in the affordable front engine/rear wheel drive market it would seem a viable enough plan.

The same 1.6L G16 as used in the Fairlady was used to power the little coupe, now running a few modifications to extract more than it's original 90 HP

The owner likes to drive the Silvia as often as he can which is why it has been fitted with a navigation system, after all the roads in Japan have gotten a hell of a lot more complicated than they were in 1964!

Stock instrumentation.

The condition of the interior was pretty amazing, not a scratch in sight, even on the brushed aluminum center console.

The Silva was based on the same platform as the Fairlady and was completely hand built making it extremely expensive to purchase. This is probably why only 554 were ever made. I'm glad I got the chance to take a closer look at this car…

…as I'm sure there won't be another opportunity for a while!

-Dino Dalle Carbonare



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So sick, first time I've ever seen any detailed pictures of one of these.


Absolutely stunning! I have never seen one of these (and I probably never will judging by how many were made). The front kind of reminds me of a Mazda RX2


Liking all the Old School JDM love!


Never saw one of these in detail. I really like the looks of the interior, it must be awesome to drive that car!


old skool porn right there so mint to


awesome car, pristine condition. envy mode: ON


this car is priceless!!


Now thst is beautiful.


Looks Italian.. has a little Lancia Fulvia and a little Ferrari 330 GT in the styling.


Excuse my noobishness but are those cover's on the ITB's? For why?


hmmm nice to see one these break cover - it's been treated like a darling - its look mint! well kept and loved.. i'd love to take it for a spin.. nice clocks up front too


Bloody brilliant. I have always had a fond spot for the first several gens of the Silvia line. Amazing to find a CSP311 and not to mention, one in such amazing condition. Major kudos.


My kind of ride, my kind of style. Sir, I love your car!


@ Rdmndrifter - Those are not ITBS, they are carburettors, and the sockfilters are there to prevent any dust/debries and other stuff to enter the engine.


Nice classic car.

Funny seeing the modern TV screen in the car. Haha!