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Posted on Craigslist just outside of Pittsburgh in Monroeville, Pennsylvania is this 146K mile, 1994 Nissan 240SX convertible the fourth caretaker is currently asking $2,500 or best offer for. The NADA Guides Online Valuation Tool currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range for the 240SX at $2,300, $3,450, and $4,750, respectively, so the private seller has his example priced for what should be a quick sale.
When Nissan launched the rear-wheel drive, 2.4 liter, single overhead cam KA24E-powered 240SX for less than $15,000 in 1988, it was an immediate hit as many felt it was the distant successor to the 240Z, as the 300ZX by this point became a luxury grand tourer. With balanced handling yet a bit light on power, the coupe and hatchback versions of these cars gained a following among tuners, who either heavily modify the big four-cylinder or go big and drop a Chevrolet LS V8 powertrain. A friend of the Guys With Rides Team, Benny Obscene, did just that with his 240SX he documents on his YouTube Channel. (Un)fortunately, given the higher body flex inherent in a convertible’s structure once the top is removed, most drop-top 240SX such as the example featured here continue to be immune to the tuner’s knife and remain nice momentum cars to enjoy top-down driving in your favorite country road.
The fourth caretaker is quick to point out his 240SX is from the last model year of these rear-wheel drive, sweet-handling cars, and his Special Edition, automatic-equipped convertible is one of only 1,391 manufactured that year. Other than the specifications, the seller does not provide any details on the mechanical condition of his car, so you’ll need to interview him directly to determine whether this 240SX will need any attention immediately after the sale.
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