Browsing cars for sale on Craigslist can turn up some rather interesting finds, and we think this might be the wildest of all. Someone's just listed a virtually new 1997 Nissan 240SX in Long Island, New York, with an asking price of $125,000. And that's not even the most interesting part.
The story of how the owner acquired this car is one of the strangest ads we've ever read. It starts off when the owner purchased a brand new 200SX, which was then returned under a Lemon Law claim thanks to idle issues and exchanged for a new 240SX. As it turns out, Nissan neglected to mention the new 240SX was flood-damaged earlier in its life, but never re-titled, so it was returned under the Lemon Law as well.
This is where things start to get interesting. According to the owner, the same judge presided over both cases, and seeing the hardship it caused this customer, ordered Nissan to present the owner with the "finest 240SX Nissan had available and at no additional cost." And apparently, that's exactly what it did.
Nissan allegedly gave this customer its "Display" 240SX, a painstakingly hand-built example used specifically at International auto shows during 1997. Complete with a "custom built mahogany showcase" and a specially built Nissan "DuraSteel" body, it can be said this is the finest 240SX to ever come from the factory.
The owner knew this, so instead of driving it like any normal car, they decided to store it in a living room for 20 years. As you can imagine, it's arguably the cleanest 240SX in existence. The only upgrade from stock is a set of OZ Racing wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, gifted to the owner by one of the founders of Tire Rack (according to the ad).
Other than that, this 240SX is completely original—even the wiper blades are factory-spec. We're not sure we'd for an old 240, but you got to admit, that's one hell of a backstory.
We'd probably still LS swap it.