We shot quite a number of cars this night over a year ago in Kobe. So many, that we thought it would be a good idea to do a couple duo photo sessions, or else, I’d be afraid of staying there into the early hours of the morning. That would usually be no problem, but after photographing since the morning, it wasn’t looking to appealing.
Both cars we have here are the S15 Nissan Silvia. The last model ever produced, a car that even today still looks like it could have just rolled off the showroom floor. For a car edging it’s way closer and closer to the 20-year-old mark, that’s not a bad feat.
This convertible S15 or otherwise known as the Varietta was just that kind of car that would turn your head and snap your neck. The overall presence of the car was outstanding. The owner said to me that the body kit on it is a one-off, a not to be seen again design. Well, that’s what I got through our bad English and Japanese conversations.
The inside of the S15 had been fitted up with a catalogue of Defi gauges mounted nicely on the dash. Probably more noticeable than that was the massive sound system that wouldn’t sit at a decibel where I could actually function properly.
The other S15 is rocking a kit from 326power. Along with that is a nice set of concave wheels and a healthy dose of camber to make the wheels sit flush under the flared guards.
The colour too, what can we say about that? If you know the Toyota Blaze, it’s like an upgraded Toyota Corolla. This is a very common colour for it. It looks like both S15s have gone and adopted the exact same colour code from the Blaze, and laid it all over their Silvias.
Which one would you pick for your daily driver and weekend cruiser? I’m not too sure myself, but I think I’m leaning towards the brown S15. Do you like crazy body kits with massive lines and strange curves without much of a fan base. Or ones that are popular as it can get, sleek lines, but as common as a fly in your house. What will it be?
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Photos: Shaun Constable | Words: Shaun Constable | Proofer: Chadd Davis
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