Was it the fifth-generation Camaro SS wheels that gave it away that this 1997 Nissan 240SX is powered by an LS engine? More than likely we’d be willing to say yes. But hey, that S14 is rocking them quite well for being 20-inch wheels on a smaller car. The Japanese coupe now houses an all-aluminum 5.7-liter LS1 V8 and a matching T56 six-speed manual transmission, all sourced from a fourth-generation Camaro.
And, allegedly, the owner says the car performs quite well with the new swap. “I purchased this as a running project and have spent the last three years building it with a focus on reliability,” the original ad details.
“I wanted to make a turnkey, reliable street rod that could be driven anywhere.” The owner says that back in March, the car completed a 1,700-mile road trip to Sonoma, California, for the Radwood car show with zero issues, and even returned 22 mpg which included a mix of driving in town, spirited jaunts and cruising at 80 mph on the freeway.
The current owner details that this 240SX is certainly ready to enjoy; the original gauges work with the new swap, and the car appears to be in excellent condition. Moreover, the current owner had the car tuned with reliability as a priority, and the new combination made a healthy 320 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.
Coupled with a curb weight of 2,950 pounds and a 53/47 weight distribution, this 240SX is sure to put a smile on your face every time you drive it. Although, in our own humble opinion, a little boost couldn’t hurt, could it? Check out the original Craigslist ad here for more details on this LS-powered Nissan 240SX.