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Date: 2021-01-22

Al Aljian (from Lancaster) offered 2000 gbp

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Here we have for sale my beloved Nissan Figaro which I have owned for over 7 years. she's a real head turner and is great for a rock and roll. rockabilly. 1950's enthusiast.   Andrew Marr and Eric Clapton are said to be fellow owners at some point.   It pains me to sell her because I have such fun with her but I need to generate some cash for another project. Driven most days. she is quite an icon in the town.

MOT July 2017

Approx 77. 64 miles
J registration before changed

Wikipedia says

The Nissan Figaro is a two-door 2+2 retro-styled fixed-profile convertible manufactured by Nissan for model year 1991. and originally marketed solely in Japan at their Nissan Cherry Stores.

With its design variously attributed to Naoki Sakai[1] and/or Shoji Takahashi. a rel="nofollow" href="https://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Nissan_Figaro#cite_note-fig1-2">[2] twenty thousand examples were marketed by Nissan in the convertible's single year of production[3] — all with right hand drive. [4]

Because of its origins at Pike Factory. Nissan's special project group. the Figaro — along with the Nissan Pao. Be-1 and S-Cargo — are known as Nissan's "Pike cars. "

In 2011. noted design critic Phil Patton. writing for the New York Times. called the Pike cars "the height of postmodernism"[2] and "unabashedly retro. promiscuously combining elements of the Citroën 2CV. Renault 4. Mini [and] Fiat 500. "[2]

The Figaro was introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show under the slogan "Back to the Future". The name references the title character in the play The Marriage of Figaro by Pierre Beaumarchais.

Based on the Nissan Micra. the Figaro was built at Aichi Machine Industry. a rel="nofollow" href="https://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Nissan_Figaro#cite_note-fig2-1">[1] a special projects group which Nissan would later call "Pike Factory. which also produced three other niche automobiles: the Be-1. Pao and S-Cargo.

As a fixed-profile convertible. the upper side elements of the Figaro's bodywork remain fixed. while its fabric soft top retracts to provide a less fully open experience than a typical convertible. The fixed-profile concept is seen on other convertibles. including the Citroën 2CV (1948–1990). the Nash Rambler Convertible "Landau" Coupe (1950). and the 1957 Fiat 500 — as well its 2007 Fiat 500 successor.

The Figaro was marketed in four colours representing the four seasons: Topaz Mist (Autumn). Emerald Green (Spring). Pale Aqua (Summer) and Lapis Grey (Winter). Few. reportedly 2. 00. were marketed in Topaz Mist.

The Figaro was equipped with leather seats. air conditioning. CD player and a fixed-profile slide-back open roof.

8000 were originally available with an additional 12. 00 added to production numbers to meet demand. Prospective purchasers entered a lottery to purchase a Figaro. Limited edition cars came with passenger side baskets and cup holders.

Good points

She is in great shape (see photos). I have just had her serviced ready for sale. Since I have owned her. I have restored her and have replaced the roof. restored the seats. had the bodywork refreshed. replaced the bumpers. expanded the band width on the radio so it picks up UK stations. all tyres replaced. cambelt changed and lastly she has a personalised plate FIG 2928 which make the car seemingly ageless.   Before I purchased the car the bottom of the seats were replaced with vinyl. making them more hardwearing (however there is a small 1. 5cm tear in the drivers seat.

Bad points

A common problem with the Nissan Figaro. the CD player doesn't work. It didn't work when I bought it but I sent it to a company in Scotland who got it working again but because of how low the car is. it has stopped working again. haven't bothered to have it fixed but can supply the details of the company costs around £150 I think. The MOT which expires in July 2017 has some advisories. some welding may be required next time around.   There is a small dent in the back. see in photo. The silver on the rear view mirror is coming off. Another common thing there is a split in the dashboard.
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