The Nissan Figaro is a retro car produced as a convertible by the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan. The Figaro was presented at the Tokyo motor show of 1989 with the slogan ‘Back to the Future’.
The first 8,000 copies sold very quickly, and Nissan decided to build another 12,000. The Figaro’s were sold to those who had drawn a winning ticket in a lottery organized by Nissan. In 1991 it cost around 25,000 euros.
The basis for the Figaro was the Nissan Micra. So, in terms of chassis and the like it is equal to the Micra. However, motorically it deviates because of its turbo engine. Of course, the same applies to the entire body of the car. The car drives very comfortably, and it is very commodious because of its large leather seats. The engineering, which Nissan is known for, is of a very high standard. The opening of the cabrio roof is also light and easy to do. In contrast to other convertibles, this is easily done by one person. The completeness, luxury finish and the excellent quality of the Nissan Figaro ensures that everyone who has ever driven a Figaro falls in love with this beautiful Retro convertible.
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The Nissan Figaro came on the market in just four colours. The colours symbolize the four seasons. Until recently, it was thought that the production numbers were divided into 3 x 6,000 copies and 1 x 2,000 copies for the Topaz Mist. Recently it became known that there was a different allocation key. The exact production numbers are:
In addition, it is a car that does not necessarily have to be put in winter storage: the exact opposite! The car has an excellent heating and air conditioning system, heated glass rear window and it can be driven well during the winter months. All in all, a nice, well driving car that can be driven all year round and in addition is stable in value. Especially when it is bought in one of the original 4 colours.
The Figaro will also become more and more exclusive because there simply no longer are 20,000 of them in existence. All Figaro’s have the steering wheel on the right. They are equipped with air conditioning, a sunroof, a radio/CD player (the first car in which this was provided as standard), an automatic gearbox with three gears and leather seats. The 1000 cc engine is equipped with a turbocharger. The car has a top speed of 160 km/h.
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