For the second generation 240SX, the S14 from 1995-1998, Nissan replaced the fastback and convertible with SE and LE versions of the coupe. The major differences from the first generation were predominately in the body design, making it look more like its Japanese market counterpart. However, Nissan also gave the new 240 a two-inch-wider wheelbase and a stiffer suspension.
What do millennials love about the 240SX? It’s easy to drift. The 240SX is one of the most popular cars used for the sport. While drifters love and respect their 240SX just as much as a tuner, they demand a lot more from the SX than others.
Their modifications often entail engine and performance upgrades that are done in an effort to make drifting easier. Popular modifications include installing a limited slip differential and coilovers. And, of course, you can expect to replace a lot of tires due to the awesome hoonage.
Losing body parts while drifting is not exactly uncommon… so in the unfortunate event of damage to the 240 during drifting, replacing body kits and intercoolers may be necessary. There are many companies’ around that have custom parts for the 240 as well as all the regular mechanical replacement parts to keep the car running or revert back to stock.
While the Hagerty Price Guide lists only 300ZX among collectible Nissan models, prices for the 240SX are steadily going up as the millennials get older and drifting becomes more popular. Kelley Blue Book’s Collectors Edition has 240SXs from less than $5,000 to as much as $8,250 for a 1993 or 1994 convertible.
Today when looking for a 240, most buyers are looking for an unmolested vehicle so they have a clean platform to modify and make their own. As the car gets older, buyers are going to pay more and more for those rare untouched 240s, so be sure to keep all the original parts.