??k: White ‘N’ Wild: 1988 Nissan 300ZX Shiro Special Edition Turbo
The Shiro Special Edition of the Z31 300ZX was a limited run of two-seat Z cars in 1988 only, with thicker sway bars, non-adjustable suspension with stiffer spring rates, 16″ wheels, a 5-speed manual transmission, a unique front air dam, and white accents. Only 1002 were sold in the U.S., with even fewer going to Canada. Although it’s listed without a price, other Shiros in worse condition give an estimate of what this could be sold for: $6,000-$7,500. Find this 1988 Nissan 300ZX Shiro Special Edition in Knoxville,
KY TN for $IAMOPENTOALLOFFERSANDCASHASWELL via craigslist.
Its lower weight (down 125 lbs to about 2,875) powered by the same VG30ET 3.0L V6 as other turbocharged Z31s was good for a 153-mph top speed. That made it the fastest car out of Japan at the time, which is like saying you have the most Instagram followers of anyone in the retirement home. The competition just wasn’t there in 1988. This was before the age of 2JZ-GTE Supras, the 167+ mph NSX, and 400-horsepower Lexus sedans.
This Z31 is said to be completely stock, although window tint and aftermarket stereo are obvious deviations, as are the lack of turbo graphics. The Shiro wheel design is just visible underneath the Plastidip. Those, complemented by white gauges and the white body, open the door to lots of 1980s cocaine references.
Stock, clean bodywork showcases the Z31’s design… or exposes it. It’s a car your friends would look at and say “I’m sure it has a nice personality.” They would be right. A two-seat, lightweight, snail-fed 300ZX with stiffer suspension all around would be a blast, and even faster than their circa 1988 Accords and Mazda B2200s.
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PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.
Rare doesn't make it in this case IMHO. It looks so tacked on and pearly that I would never be fought driving it. Sorry…..
or caught driving it…..
You must quite a badass if you'd never be fought driving it. "Whoa dude, hold on. Don't attack this guy. He's driving a Shiro 300ZX."
So what do you guys pay editors? Knoxville is in TN. 😉
Not a penny. I should have noticed that since I've been to Knoxville a few times. Sheesh. Who is in charge of this website anyway…
I'll gladly offer my services, in exchange for you giving me dibs on any bargain e30's or Mk2 16v VW's before publishing them live. 😉
Oh yeah? Well what if I told you that Knoxville Kentucky actually exists??
… although not nearly big enough to have a craigslist presence. Sorry, guys.
Anyone seen or remember bruce willis in Blind Date? Killer Nissan in that movie.