Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Can you get THIS in the US??






Well, I found my dream car du jour - the 1991 Nissan Figaro. These were made in VERY limited numbers, less than 20,000, for the Japanese market only. I found a company in Vancouver that imports them and sells them for $12-13,000. What a bargain!!

Here are some details:

The Figaro was introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show under the slogan "Back to the Future". It was built by a Nissan special projects group called Pike Factory, who also produced other niche automobiles such as the Be-1, Pao and S-Cargo. Only four colours were available: Topaz Mist, Emerald Green, Pale Aqua and Lapis Grey. The least popular was Topaz Mist, which now has become the most sought-after version.

The Figaro was equipped with leather seats, air conditioning, CD player and a open roof. It was designed by Shoji Takahashi, who won a design competition with the car.

The engine was Nissan's MA10ET, a turbocharged 1.0 L (987 cc) I4.

Only 8,000 were originally available with an additional 12,000 added to production numbers to meet demand.


Now I really have to get a job so I can get one of these! Maybe it's mid-life crisis but I am smitten for SURE!

4 comments:

West End Bob said...

We would love to see you the first time you drive the right-hand drive gem . . . . :)

Canada Calling said...

Hey, that is one cool car! I can see myself driving one. Diane? Not so much.

MSEH said...

Very cool!!!

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