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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Thursday May 9, 2019 at 9:46 AM
The story of an 87 year young lady and her 1991 Nissan 180 SX
Granny Spec 180SX

Meet June Bouwer, this is her 1991 Nissan Manual 180SX. She’s 87-years of age.

With Nissan’s S13 chassis turning 30 years old, clean and unmolested examples are becoming a struggle to find. However, completely factory and original ones are basically unheard of. Apparently, though one such car is quietly hiding in plain sight in the tiny rural town of Knysna, South Africa.

June spent most of her life in the big congested city of Johannesburg, and she was happy there. However, at the age of fifty-nine, she and her husband decided it was time to simplify their lives and retire away from the chaos. June’s husband offered a friendly ‘bribe’ in the form of a car of her choice to help her make the decision to move.

Despite being spoiled for choice with comfortable euro land yachts at the time, she decided to go with a Japanese sports car instead. Something that wasn’t easily available in the country at the time. So off she headed into Dunkeld Nissan to special order her dream car.

With the keys to her dream car in hand, she began to enjoy it for years to come. Servicing and proper maintenance was always her top priority, and it shows. There isn’t a spec of rust in sight. The car has been garaged its entire life ensuring the bright red paint stays fade free. When we asked her if she’s ever given the car a good run on the highway she laughably replied, ‘I got it up to 160/kph once, but that was plenty for me.’

Over the years June has been bombarded by collectors and enthusiasts trying to purchase It, but she’s not interested and she’s not letting it go anytime soon.

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Message thread:

The story of an 87 year young lady and her 1991 Nissan 180 SX by Dick Johnson #42201
Great story. Lets hope that one day it doesn't go to a "boy racer". (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42201.1
Nice car. Old gal is not bad either....how our standards have changed. (EOM) by John Bono #42201.2
Cool story, but where is the car and the old babe located? Somewhere, RHD and while the tags by Bruce Gibbins #42201.3
Apparently Knysna, South Africa.....so says the narrative. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42201.3.1

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