Car Spotlight>> Colin’s Sleeper Of An S12 Nissan

One quick glance at this 1987 Nissan 200SX S12 Silvia, owned by Colin Masterson, and you’ll think it’s just another nice looking S12 with a few simple, yet tasteful modifications with very little (if any at all) engine modifications. This S12 features more than just simple engine modifications…

…as it has an RB26DETT sitting very snug in the engine bay. This RB26, built and swapped in by the guys from UpGarage, produces a very healthy 355 RWHP and 285 FT/LBs. This car ticks all the right check boxes for a sleeper.

The interior continues the theme of simple yet tasteful modification as it really didn’t need much as it is in surprisingly great shape for a car from 1987. The original steering wheel was swapped out for MOMO’s Corse steering wheel offering.

The two front seats were swapped out for a pair of reclinable Bride Brix II seats with Takata harnesses.

Colin opted for a set of Algernon Intelesse II. The fronts are 17″x8″ +30 with the rears being 17″x9″ +23.

With the resurgence of the 80s in full swing now, it is great to see all of these cars that weren’t given much attention in the earlier years slowly getting more and more recognition. And when you have a car like this powered by a heart of a GT-R, it’s hard find anything bad to say about the overall package.

-Linhbergh

Photos provided by Cameron Jurgensen

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2

You are looking at one of the best S12' in the world right here. I love this car

4

Really wish people would stop taking pictures at the alki boat launches... find some place original.. dope pics regardless.

5

Desktop of the engine bay please....... Awesome!

7

Deserves props, that's one amazing build

8

Without a doubt one of the most nicest S12s out there.

10

It looks fast too...hardly a sleeper IMO

11

not sure, but wouldnt this make it too heavy in the front?

if someone could fill me in that would be awesome

12

The engine looks like it belongs there. This is one sick ride!

13

I like........

14

Looks like an AE86 with a different rear.

15

Wow this is probably one of the cleanest looking and functional S12s out there. Slightly modified and still looks like an S12 but with a Skyline heart. This makes me want to buy an S12 haha

16

Fantastic build! Easily the best S12 out there!!

17

Nice, clean swap! But who the hell goes thru the hassle of swapping in an RB26 to make a measly 355rwhp??? Turn it up! :)

18

sh|tballs! thats one hellavah package!! How light are s12 anyway? they gotta be as light as 13s no? nicely done my friend, nicely done.

19

Sweet! Didn't expect that

20

Hahaha, my internet is kind of slow today so It first loaded the first picture and it took some time too load the second. And when I saw the first picture I thought "Imagine If it has an RB26".

21

Desktop of the last picture please :) Love it!

22

I live near Upgarage and they have a good size collection of amazing cars including this one

23

awesom job to those guys that made the engine swap very clean one !

24

cool car, too bad the owner is such a tool.

25

Like the s12 silvia underated like the mb and el civics.

26

Super sleeper, looks perfect on BBS's style rims.

27

it needs a back to the future bodykit..jk...that thing is fuckin gorgeous

28

easily one of the best S12's out their if not the best

29

Awesome S12, but deserves a bigger spotlight with more pics IMO.

30

This is pretty damn near perfection.

Love it!

32

One thing to consider would be the weight balance, look how far forward most of the weight of the inline 6 sits. But a true sleeper at the Wangan for sure and very clean looking car.

34

dammmnnn, very nicely done, love it

35

PNW for the win.

36

Ohhhhhhhh babbyyy

I love the 80s

38

Great car, congrats to the owner.

39

s12's are so classy.

40

I will be looking for this in Seattle

41

That was Superbb!!!

42

How great is this car? I love when new and old come together well.

43

Bumb for a Seattle native! nice whip sir.

44

what a a beauty.. ahhh i remember when these cars were quite common, driven by the semi-retired brigade. mint example with 'just-right' wheel choice! - Thanks

45

the RB 26 the moster of the engines ... if you have this engine in your car no mather what cain of car you have ..the RB change everything with his power... nice S12 !!!!

46

Simply stunning and really well crafted, I come to this site for this kind of feature! WOW!

47

S12's shape is look like AE86.

48

By far the best s12 in the world

49

Too bad the aftermarket support for the S12 is really poor. Nearly everything needs to be DIY. If it was better, there could be more cars like this.

50

How has no body commented on this?  This is an awesome ride, end of story.  Good on ya dude for doing something original.

51

haha wish mine looked like this

52

Nissan did a great job decades ago but now a days where is Nissan sitting? What about those that can't afford the rb26 that loves the engineering of Nissan where would they be?

53

What kind of spoiler is that?????????

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