Thursday, July 2, 2015

Little Red: 2001 Honda Acty Mini Truck

Bigger isn't always better.  Take heart attacks, for instance.  A small heart attack might trigger a change in lifestyle, while a big heart attack causes a change in life.  A small scale invasion of France is known as tourist season in Britain, while a large scale invasion of France is a World War -- so, forget everything you've read about bigger, larger, morer, et cetera. Conveniently, it just so happens that we've got a small truck today, that I propose is better than a large one. Find this 2001 Honda Acty Minitruck here on eBay currently bidding for $6000 with a few hours to go, located in Brandon, MI.

The 3rd generation Acty (1999-2009) features a Lamborghini inspired mid-engine setup and a skyscraper inspired cabin mounted on top.  It isn't the prettiest thing on the road, but its funky proportions and diminutive size will attract attention wherever you go.

Power in the Acty comes from a 656cc Honda E07Z single overhead cam water cooled inline-3 that puts out 53 horsepower and 45 ft-lbs of torque.  The sub 2000 lb pickup will be slow, but gearing is short enough that you won't really notice around town.  A trip on a highway is another story altogether.

See a cooler drop side mini-pickup for less?


  1. There are so many cute vehicles in the world sold only in places where streets are six feet wide and a tank of gas for a Q7 is the GDP of Greece.

    It's the best 2/3-scale '61 Econoline that the Japanese Industrial Miracle could come up with.

  2. Love it...perfect for everything I need in a truck. I wonder how it is in the snow?


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