Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Almost Legal: 1991 Nissan Figaro

Whenever we post some oddball car, I also put a request at the bottom for people to find examples of similar cars and sometimes a few examples sneak in.  However, if you read this site on a regular basis, you might be familiar with tipper FuelTruck, who regularly scours craigslist across the nation for good deals, and when we asked for Nissan Pike based cars...he delivered.  Find this 1991 Nissan Figaro #4610 offered for an undisclosed amount, located in Vancouver Island, Canada.  Tip from FuelTruck

The Figaro is the cutest of the Pike models as it was retrostyled to resembled a 1960s Datsun Fairlady and has a cool convertible roof that rolls down the center of the vehicle, but keeps the C-pillars in place.  The Figaro was built on the K10 Nissan Micra/March chassis and should be reliable as a daily driver if you are willing to wait for parts from overseas. 

The interior (designed by Shoji Takahashi) was also styled to be a throwback to the past, and featured a simple padded dash, two big round gauges, sweet toggle switches, and a bunch of chrome.  Power was also a throwback to a slower era, with 75 horsepower from a turbocharged 1.0 liter 4-cylinder engine mated to the front wheels.

See another Pike for cheap? Send it here: tips@dailyturismo.com


  1. Now that's a retro car done right.

  2. nissan picked great colors for these - i like the green


  3. Pao! The want is strong and the price is right - $4500, 64000 mi.
    Selling a 1990 Nissan Pao one of the few left originally sold in Japan. This retro sized car is a car owner collectible dream. Originally sold as a Japanese city car in beautifully Aqua Grey, reminiscent to early 60s mini coopers. Low mileage, perfect automatic canvas top, everything original. Works perfectly, intact, and runs very well. Cruises great at 60 mph on the free way. Gorgeous interior, front panel and speedometer has a very 60s look. In really good condition except for minor rust under the windshield and paint fade on the left side of the vehicle. Car legally registered in Maryland with all of its documentation. Hard to get in such good quality given its age and rarity.
    Contact me at my Cell (301)6417879

    1. Wow -- this is a good deal. Gotta wonder how long it'll last at that price!

  4. Keep an eye on Vancouver craigslist as many of these have made it over to the west coast.

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