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14 Best Drift Cars Ever Made

14 Best Drift Cars Ever Made

While it was the S13 that first introduced the Silvia/240SX range as a drifter, the S14 has now become the most popular generation with buyers looking for a drift-ready S chassis. Facts from Hagerty insurance shows that 64% of insurance quotes for the S14 were marked as modified, as opposed to 52% for the S13. So it’s safe to say that at least half of the S14s still on the road in the US have been modified in some way, and many of those will likely be set up as drift cars. The S14 was lowered, widened and had better weight distribution than the previous generation car, Hagerty said. The other big selling point of the car is the engine compartment, which is roomy enough for a number of engine changes, with LS swaps being mean in the U.S.

S14s were once very affordable, but their popularity among bums made them subject to what is often referred to as “the drift load”. As more examples are modified, raced and often crash, it becomes more difficult to find stock examples in good condition. This is pushing prices up to the point where enthusiasts on a tight budget are now often priced out of the market altogether. Hagerty reports that an unaltered, well-preserved S14 can now fetch a $20,000 premium, a far cry from the four-digit price tags the same cars would have sold just a few years ago.