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Started seeing those on BAT and always wonder who is buying them. Now I know....
LOL, i cannot afford the kind of money that people spend on BaT. Damn there are some insane bids on that site. I paid less for my 4wd than the guy who bought the last van paid for the 2WD. A good bit less actually. People on BaT are paying $6K for minitrucks that are selling for $4K everywhere else.
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This is what I’d like to import from Japan, or in the UK now. 1991 Nissan Figaro. They only produced 200,000 units, that one year. Four colors, the represent spring, summer, fall, and winter. Retractable soft top. Retro roadster styling, right hand drive, automatice transmission. Large club following in the UK. You can buy a good example one, here . Because of the after 21 years law For about $20k.





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Steve, the Figaro, Pao, S-Cargo, and BE-1 were all produced at the Nissan Pike factory with Nissan Micra underpinnings. They only produced 50K of the Pao. You have an extra zero for the Figaro, they only made 20K of them, not 200K.
If you really would like one, you can get one for under 10K thats already here in the states.
Here is a nice one for $10,900. He has several that are less than that. under 9 or even under 8.

Used 1991 Nissan Figaro For Sale | Christiansburg VA
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Steve, the Figaro, Pao, S-Cargo, and BE-1 were all produced at the Nissan Pike factory with Nissan Micra underpinnings. They only produced 50K of the Pao. You have an extra zero for the Figaro, they only made 20K of them, not 200K.
If you really would like one, you can get one for under 10K thats already here in the states.
Here is a nice one for $10,900. He has several that are less than that. under 9 or even under 8.

Used 1991 Nissan Figaro For Sale | Christiansburg VA

I typed that wrong. I meant production of 20k. Thanks for the Figaro tip. There is a business, in the UK, called The Figaro Shop. They carry, parts, and do restoration.

That used Japanese car dealership, carries the Honda Beat too. I like that small roadster too.
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I typed that wrong. I meant production of 20k. Thanks for the Figaro tip. There is a business, in the UK, called The Figaro Shop. They carry, parts, and do restoration.

That used Japanese car dealership, carries the Honda Beat too. I like that small roadster too.
Yep Duncan has almost 600 JDM vehicles, by far the biggest selection in the country. He does have some Figaro's for $6K. They are cool cars. My Pao has the canvas roof, so it comes close to the experience.
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Nice walkaround of the “finest Nissan Figaro in the world”...

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Love the new ride! I'd love to have something like that. I've seen a Figaro here in Dallas... Had no idea what it was at first! Also the same thing happened with a Pao. All very neat cars.
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I sent the VA dealer link to my Air Force son. He replied that there are a few of the Mitsubishi mini trucks in use on his Base and have been for years. Interesting! We couldn’t bring them over until they were 25 years old but Uncle Sam could get them anytime he wanted to.
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I sent the VA dealer link to my Air Force son. He replied that there are a few of the Mitsubishi mini trucks in use on his Base and have been for years. Interesting! We couldn’t bring them over until they were 25 years old but Uncle Sam could get them anytime he wanted to.
You actually CAN get the newer Japanese minitrucks here, you just can't register them for use on public roads. Since the AFB is not considered "public roads", they can get away with having them.
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Just an update, i have mostly sorted both the Pao and Sambar. New timing belts, water pumps, tensioners, tune ups etc etc etc. Both now have new tires since both had dry rot issues. The sambar van is slooooooow. Hills are difficult, but man does it get attention and is just plain fun to drive, even if its slow.
Cruise season will be starting next month, so i will post some pictures when that happens.
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