I've had my 1996 SE for ~16 years now, but I've had 9 others along the way...
A 1995 base model (blue) that I bought/fixed/sold...then a '93 SE (grey hatchback) that I bought and sold the same day.
Then a '95 SE (white) that was badly wrecked (I bought it to sell as parts, and used the motor in my '96).
Then a '93 base (white hatchback) that I used as a daily driver for a year, and ended up selling in Nov '04.
Then, in July of 2005, my wife wanted a new car...so we traded her '00 Pathfinder on a 1998 SE (it was pearl white - But we sold it in August '06).
Then I bought an S13 coupe (SOHC 5-speed) in need of LOTS of "TLC" - Fixed it up, sold it the next week.
Then I bought a TRASHED '91 Coupe, and gave it a ton of lovin' over ~2 months...sold that to a friend's brother in January of 2007.
And THEN, in mid-2008...I bought a silver '90 hatchback with a '98 motor in it...it was in pieces, not running. So I fixed it up, got it running well...and sold it to a friend for a daily driver (well, for when (if?) his KA-T gives him trouble!) I've recently been informed that this one found it's way to the scrap yard :(.
In mid-2009, I bought a '94 convertible with a blown headgasket...fixed it up...and sold it before I got a chance to strip it / cage it / race it. Dammit. :)
Most recently, I bought a longer-term project - A well-used ITA racecar (S13). Dragged it home, fixed it up over the course of ~6 months...had a bunch of fun with it...and sold it in Feb 2011.
1996 Nissan 240SX SE
I bought it in April of '97 with exactly 20,487 miles on it...bone stock, automatic...and S-L-O-W.
I started to modify it in August of 1998, and it's been through a complete N/A (bolt-ons) buildup, a non-intercooled turbo setup,
and 2 KA motors...
Now it has a little over 130,000 miles and the mods listed below:
Custom KA24DE turbo setup:
Garrett T3/T04E (50 trim compressor, .63 A/R turbine housing with HPC coating)
Ground Zero Manifold (click here for a pic)
TiAL 38mm wastegate (dumped) with 10psi spring
GReddy VSPL intercooler
3" downpipe and full exhaust (custom, fabbed up by yours truly)
Engine Management: Jim Wolf Technology ECU programmed for 50lb injectors and a Ford Cobra MAF
JWT (billet) Top Feed Fuel Rail...
(read here for more about the turbo buildup, blow-up, fix, and dyno story from way back in March '03...)
JWT Cams (Intake: ~256 degrees @ .490" lift / Exhaust: ~256)
1st generation "DSM" Blow Off Valve, Recirculated
ASP Underdrive Pulley
Koyo Aluminum Radiator with Altima electric fans
Koni 8611 Race Shocks in custom housings (front and rear)
Ground Control coilover sleeves with 500lbs/in Eibach springs (front), 350lbs/in Eibach springs (rear)
Whiteline Adjustable Anti-Roll Bar (front only)...stock "SE" model rear swaybar.
Off-brand Front Strut Tower Brace
Battle Version rear upper arms
SPL Parts toe arms and traction arms
"Secci Drift" Spherical T/C rods
Home-made "NISMO Power Brace" copy
Alignment: -2.7 camber (front) with zero toe, 7.2 degrees caster, -2.2 camber (rear) with .10 total toe (rear).
Wheels / Tires:
Enkei RPF1, 17X9.5, +18
255/40-17 Kumho XS tires on all four corners
(in this picture, the tires are 245/45-17 Kumho V710's, race rubber)
Front: 300ZX (30mm AL calipers), Hawk HP-PLUS Pads
Rear: 300ZX, Axxis Ultimate Pads
SPL parts conversion lines
E-brake: J30 rear hubs + e-brake, custom cables, Z32 handle
5-speed Tranny Swap
ACT Street Clutch
11lb Chromoly Flywheel (added August '07)
B&M Short Shifter
S14 VLSD (4.08 ratio)
Alpine CD Player (the rest of the stereo stuff weighed too much, so I tossed it...!)
Sparco Evo 2 seat, with custom rails (side mount - super low, NO slider) - (click here for a pic)
MazWorx "U-weld" rollbar - 4-point, with G-Force 6pt harnesses - - (click here for a pic)
(MazWorx provides a pre-bent hoop and harness bar, and the downbars, etc...and I did all the cutting/welding/finishing)
DEKA lightweight battery (in the trunk)
Custom Radiator Cooling Panel
"Sunroof Delete" mod...it weighed too much, and it took up valuable head room - So I tossed it.
What lives there now is a piece of tinted Lucite...almost looks stock.
Current "what's under the hood?" pic: (as of October 2007, when I changed to a 50-trim T3/T4)
The other S-chassis cars I've owned over the years: