Following suit, the driveline has been fortified with an Exedy Hyper single-plate clutch, an Exedy lightened flywheel and a Nismo two-way LSD. True to its calling, the Nismo LSD digs in and challenges the suspension when the curves tighten. To harness the G-forces the 240 sports a set of Silkroad coilovers and stock Nissan anti-sway bars. Braking power has been enhanced with a Z32 300ZX conversion upgrade that delivers four-piston performance to the agile 240. The last links in the traction chain are Yokohama performance rubber and gold-hued Volk Racing GT-C forged aluminum.

Body mods are extensive but so well-integrated that the car looks stockish at first glance. Scott is running a M-Sport body kit with four widebody fenders, side skirts and front and rear bumpers. It must be the neutral factory gray paint that visually reigns in the look of the Nissan's wide body. A Silkroad GT wing, JDM Silvia taillights and Vision mirrors round out the body tuning scheme.

The cockpit is home to a set of Bride Zeta II buckets with Bride's signature gradated color scheme. Other items of interest include a Nardi steering wheel, Defi gauges, an ARC shift knob, Takata harnesses, glovebox mounted boost controller and AEM A/F ratio gauge, a Kenwood touch screen DVD/CD tuner and the A'PEXi Power FC Commander. This interior is built around function, not some lame attempt to impress show judges or the like.

We asked Scott point blank for his three favorite mods. After some thought he quipped, "Hmm that's a hard one...first would be my Bride seats. I love those seats and because it took me so long to get them. Second, is my turbo kit. The GT3071R rocks. It spools up so fast it's crazy. Third on the list would be the M-Sports wide body. I love the look of cars with a wide body. A wide look and low, dropped suspension are so sinister. And it's much easier to put on some fatty, dished out wheels! I am running 18x9s up front and 18x10s in the rear without any issues."

Other than its exquisite attention to detail, another thing that drew us to this car was seeing it around so much. Scott drives the Nissan a lot. He has the aforementioned '89 Civic Si hatch for when his 240 is down for the count or in the shop. He expected to employ the Si as his daily driver after the build but that hasn't happened. "It's about 50/50, 75/25," says Scott as he searches his memory banks. "It's more about where I'm going really. If the car will be safe I'll drive it anywhere."

Scott's future plans for the car include repainting to something with more pop, some custom gauge pod work and new wheels. "Super Advan Version 2s...those wheels are sick and would really close the deal on my 240," he says. With 401 at the wheels and impressive attention to detail throughout, we'd say the deal has been closed for some time now.

1989 Nissan 240SX
Tomei pistons
Tomei rods
A'PEXi camshafts
Garrett GT3071-R turbo
TiAL Sport wastegate
GReddy Type-R blow-off valve
GReddy intake manifold
A'PEXi air ram intake filter
PeakBoost downpipe
Silkroad SS exhaust system
Walbro fuel pump
Tomei 700cc injectors SplitFire
ignition coil packs
A'PEXI AVC-R boost controller
A'PEXi Power FC Commander

Silkroad coilovers 10kg Fr/12kg Rr

Z32 300ZX conversions
Hawk pads
Earl's stainless steel lines

Exedy single-disc clutch
Exedy flywheel
Nismo two-way LSD

M-Sport widebody kit
Silkroad GT wing
JDM Silvia taillights
Vision mirrors

Bride Zeta II bucket seats
Nardi steering wheel
ARC shift knob

GReddy Performance Products
9 Vanderbilt
CA  92618
Silkroad Mackin Industries (Volk Racing, ARC)
Garrett Turbochargers Exedy Clutch
Intec Racing