US 1988 300ZX SS Registry and Information
The SS package was available on 88 models only.
Lacking the digital dash and fancy radio, power seats, and adjustable shocks they are slightly lighter than your normal 87-89 turbo. The SS is commonly called the SE, but SS is the correct designation according to Nissan.
The SS is the rarest Nissan made Special Edition Z with only 1002 units exported to the United States. 75 SS models were exported to Canada and each of these models carries a badge with the edition number. Compare this to the 84 Anniversary Edition production of 5148 for the US or the 1980 280ZX 10th Anniversary Edition production of 3000.
How do you tell for sure?
Open the hood and read the model plate that is located on the driver's strut tower.
All SS models have the trim designation of "SS" encoded in the model information.
The SS models all will read:
KHLZ31STNC = Canadian SS
KHLZ31STUC = Federal Emissions SS
KHLZ31STVC = Californian SS
myth: The SS featured the BW T5 transmission.
myth: The SS had more power.
myth: The SS had no speed limiter.
myth: The SS is all pearl white.
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