The Final Photoshoot

As anyone that still reads this probably knows, I recently decided to part ways with my 240SX project. In was not a decision that I took lightly, and I have caught my fair amount of flack for doing so, but it simply felt like the right timing in my life to move on. I enjoyed building this car immensely, and met lots of great people along the way.

Saturday will be the four year anniversary of the day I bought the car. Shortly after deciding to move forward with the partout, I got a text from a Zilvia member that happened to be in town from Madison, WI and wanted to buy my complete kouki 180SX aero while he was here that night. The opportunity to avoid shipping all of that stuff was too good to pass up, so I agreed. I rushed home from work, gave the car a quick wash (it was still filthy from my trip to Illinois) and took it out for one last cruise.

The photos you see below took place after the wash and before my final drive in the S13. I took as many snaps as I could, then headed out onto the freeway for a few final rips before taking it all apart. After breaking a couple of traffic laws and driving like more of a jerk than I ever have in my life, I pulled it in the garage and turned the key off for the final time. Man, this is kind of depressing, lol. The tear down process began that night.

Anyway, here are the photos that I feel turned out decent. I’m no photographer, but I had a good time with it. With that, I give you the final photoshoot! October 15th, 2012.

I somehow managed in my haste to miss taking an engine bay shot. Here’s one that was taken about a week before by Loren, the gent that purchased my full aero setup:

It was an awesome journey! I’ve got a couple more pics I will post up for the four year anniversary on Saturday. I’ll also be sure to toss a couple up of what the car looks like when it leaves my possession, haha. Thanks for the support!


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17 Responses to The Final Photoshoot

  1. Keir says:

    What, why? So whats next? Another car, or are you going to focus on other things in life?
    -No need for specifics, if you don’t care to share.

    • Family and general life changes brought me to this decision. The timing feels right, so I am grateful for that. Hoping to pick up an Evo for a year-round DD in the near future.

  2. Rob says:

    Selling as is, or parting?

  3. Freddy says:

    Sad to see this great build go Damon…great shots by the way; any info on the camera gear??
    Hope all ends well and the new build is even better!

    • Thanks Freddy, really appreciate that man! To be honest, I just used my Cannon Rebel XSi with the two lenses that came with the kit. I’m fairly clueless when it comes to photography, haha. Fortunately with a little design and Photoshop experience I can usually come up with something decent enough, lol.

  4. Brandon B. says:

    I was genuinely sad when I saw this haha it seemed like a letter from a girl saying she was leaving me. I’ll miss your s13 (even though I never even saw it in person) and I’m sure you will even more.

  5. Zach Aldrich says:

    I wont ask questions and I wont make any negative comments on your decision for this. All I will say is that I will miss the ol rat. Life and the busy-ness in it has grown between you and I and I cant even remember the last time I saw your brother. It will be an end to an epic journey that to me represents the good ol days where your gramps would offer us beer as we worked on ol ratty when it was indeed a bit of a rodent.

    As for life, we need to hang out more!

    – Sac

  6. Rell says:

    Very sad to see the car to go. You definitely did an awesome job!

  7. Rell says:

    btw how do i get in contact with you. just saw your post in zilvia and im interested in your injectors and Greddy intake

  8. Such a shame man, this has to be one of my fav kouki builds! Life changes I guess. Alot of people seem to sell their pride and joy without even finishing the car to how they first envisioned it. It’s great that you are happy and sastisfied with the car dude. 🙂 It will be interesting to see your take on the EVO.

  9. mat says:

    damn, i will miss this build, have been following for a long time

    mat, australia.

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