You’ve Never Seen Something Like This Nissan Silvia Pickup

The Nissan Silvia (sold as the 240SX in the U.S.) is one of the Japanese car manufacturer’s most recognizable vehicles, and in S14-guise, is particularly popular throughout the tuning industry. While you could say the following example has been ‘tuned’, the truth is that it has been so heavily modified that it can barely be considered a Silvia anymore.

This car was listed for sale on Craigslist back in 2016, and while we don’t know what’s happened to it since, it recently re-emerged on Reddit. We’re still not sure how to feel about it.

For starters, the whole idea of a Silvia pickup truck makes no sense. Why on earth would anyone want to turn a perfectly good sports car into a pickup? Evidently, the owner of the car never had that thought and went about making one of the most radical automotive transformations imaginable.

The process of turning this Silvia into a pickup required much of the car’s roof to be lopped off. We suspect this has had an adverse impact on the structural integrity of the car, but for what it’s worth, the owner appears to have done quite a good job at altering the roof and fitting an upright rear window. Modifications are completed with the bed itself which, despite the Silvia’s relatively small size, actually appears to be reasonably large and practical.

To go along with the new body style, the owner overhauled the car’s suspension and fitted a set of huge off-road wheels and tires. The finished item looks more like something out of a Mad Max movie – and while we would never transform a Silvia into a pickup, we have to commend the owner as the conversion seems to have been done quite well.

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  • eb110americana

    This actually works very well as a pickup in terms of the doors and rear of the cab which he or she fabricated. I don’t think the taillights really work, and it could probably use a tailgate and some fenders to cover those huge tires. The front bumper could also be swapped with a tube-frame/steel off road style bumper, with something to match at the rear. It nearly looks factory though, which is impressive for such a substantial modification.

  • Bash

    Not bad at all.

  • McFly

    Yep, doesn’t look worse than most pickups.

  • Leconte Dave

    Why

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  • Randy Terpstra

    The family driveway.

    Would be interesting to see the actual build of this thing. The guy has a number of Nissan drift missiles (s13, s14 and Hardbody) on the go. Trying something a little different with this one..
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  • Paul

    Well… That’s interesting to say the least. I kind of like it though because I’ve always been a fan of El Camino like vehicles that sort of cross the line being passenger car pickup both.

  • TB

    ….I gotta say…it doesn’t look bad…I have to give them credit…it’s nicely done.

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