Roy Nishimura's '91 Nissan 300ZX
Issue: March 1997
Highlights: GReddy exhaust; HKS EVC; Veilside Andrew V wheels
Why we still like it: One of the first Nissans we've ever featured. It had more than 400 hp, which—at the time—was insane.
Issue: October 1998
Highlights: Jim Wolf Technology port 500 turbos; NOS dry system; GReddy intercoolers; Racing Hart Tracer wheels; Brembo brakes; Momo seats
Why we still like it: Just like it is today, the American sport compact scene in the late '90s was hungry for a Nissan Skyline, but our prayers went unanswered. To make matters worse, Nissan proceeded to axe the 240SX. Kyle Puckett did the best thing he could by creating his idea of a Skyline equivalent with his 300ZX.
Issue: August 1999
Highlights: Blitz intake, exhaust; Tomei strut bars; O.X. Mito wheels; Brembo brakes; Enonvativ type R33 body kit; NISMO seats
Why we still like it: One of the first Nissans ever to grace the cover! And, Non was rocking fender flares way before you did.
Mark Mazurowski's '88 Nissan Silvia
Issue: October 2000
Highlights: CA18DET motor; Garrett T048 turbo; OS Giken twin-plate clutch; Work wheels
Why we still like it: Mark gained a reputation as a fast driver in the Okinawa scene with this Silvia. What's even better is that he did all of the work himself.
Issue: August 2001
Highlights: HKS GT3540 turbo, intercooler; race-prepped 280ZX gearbox; Eibach springs; Chevel Sport wheels; Sparco steering wheel
Why we still like it: Tod stays true to the L-series lineage, though it's been opened up to 3.1 liters using a diesel crank. This Z would still be badass in the current car scene.
Mark Daniel Laguinto's '91 Nissan 240SX
Issue: August 2002
Highlights: SR20DET swap; Kaaz LSD; Zeal coilovers; Advan SA3 wheels
Why we still like it: Both the Advan wheels and the 180SX tails are timeless classics that we'll never stop loving.
Hironao Yokomaku's '90 Nissan Skyline
Issue: February 2003
Highlights: Veilside-built engine; HKS GT3450 turbo; Holinger six-speed sequential transmission; Andrew Racing V wheels
Why we still like it: This R32 proved that Veilside wasn't only about looks as this RB26 pushed well over 1,000 hp and was built for the dragstrip.
Benjamin Abutin Jr.'s '03 Nissan 350Z
Issue: December 2004
Highlights: Power Enterprise twin-turbo kit; TEIN coilovers; Brembo brakes; custom JGTC widebody kit
Why we still like it: This is proof that history repeats itself. The widebody trend didn't start with you millennials; it happened when you were still in junior high.
Gene Hickman's '97 Nissan 240SX
Issue: November 2005
Highlights: SR20DET swap; GReddy intake manifold; GT30R turbo; JIC coilovers; Top Secret body kit
Why we still like it: What would you expect from the owner of Frederick Nissan in Maryland? How about a list of top-shelf JDM parts, an S15 conversion, and an SR20DET pushing more than 500 hp!
Issue: May 2006
Highlights: 2.8L L6 engine; triple Mikuni carburetors; Cusco coilovers
Why we still like it: We shouldn't have to explain why we still love this Hakosuka, or any other Hakosuka for that matter.
Issue: November 2007
Highlights: A'PEXi AX53 turbo, Power FC; Nagisa Auto Shakitto plate
Why we still like it: The cute couple that connected through the love for Nissan's 240SX. Still a better love story than Twilight...
Andy Kim's Nissan '05 Nissan 350Z
Issue: November 2008
Highlights: custom HKS GT-RS twin turbo kit; ARC oil catch tank; Project Mu brakes; Ings+ aero kit
Why we still like it: We love the one-off, custom carbon Ings+ body kit. You could easily mistake his Z32 for an HKS demo car.
Issue: June 2009
Highlights: Toda Racing pistons; Auto Produce Boss intake; JUN camshafts; NISMO six-speed transmission; GP Sport body kit
Why we still like it: There's a reason why Kazuhiro's company is called Boss Auto Produce, and it has something to do with his personal 440 hp Silvia.
Issue: May 2010
Highlights: HKS GT-RS turbo; Tomei pon-cams; NISMO clutch; Work VS-KF wheels; Spirit Rei Odyvia body kit; Bride seats
Why we still like it: Motohiro, the owner of Spirit Rei, was the man who decided to incorporate Honda RB2 Odyssey headlights into a Silvia body.
Issue: August 2011
Highlights: 5.7L LS1; Hinson supercharger; D2 Air suspension; SSR Vienna Kreis wheels; C-West front bumper
Why we still like it: At the time, Peter and Theresa did something most Nissan fanatics would cringe at: an LS swap. Nowadays, anything LS-powered is essentially a dime a dozen.
Issue: October 2012
Highlights: turbocharged KA24DE; SPEC clutch; BC Racing coilovers; Work Meister S1 wheels
Why we still like it: Brett's S13 was built with the combined effort of his dad and grandpa. Major props.
Issue: April 2013
Highlights: Switzer P800 turbo kit; BenSopra widebody kit; Yokohama Advan RS wheels
Why we still like it: Ricky was one of the first to build a BenSopra GT-R stateside. If you look closely, his car made it into the Fast and Furious 6 closing scene.
Issue: October 2014
Highlights: 1JZ-GTE swap; right-hand-drive conversion; rebuilt OZ Superleggera II wheels
Why we still like it: We love Chris' wild imagination. His S14 isn't everyone's cup of tea, but we welcome his bold style.
Issue: May 2015
Highlights: SR20DET swap; Garrett GTX3076R turbo; Blitz intercooler; Zeal coilovers; Work wheels; Vertex aero
Why we still like it: Lloyd's S14 is still one of the cleanest in the Bay Area; a perfect example of a complete build, from head to toe.
Issue: March 2016
Highlights: KA24DE; Tomei M8270 turbo; Rocket Bunny Boss kit; Bride Histrix bucket seats
Why we still like it: Robb stole our hearts with a well-executed Rocket Bunny Boss S14, and just look at those Bride Histrix seats!
Issue: April 2017
Highlights: RB26DETT swap; GReddy everything
Why we still like it: It's the best Nissan Skyline GTE sedan in the world.