The iconic Nissan Figaro was first introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show and designed by Shoshi Takahashi.
Manufactured by Nissan in 1991, and originally marketed solely for the Japanese market. There was a single year of production, all with right hand drive.
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 Figaro is equipped with leather seats, air conditioning, CD player and a fixed-profile slide-back open roof.
With only 20,000 total produced, purchasers entered a lottery to purchase a Figaro. Some were exported to the UK and Ireland. Many were damaged and destroyed in the Japanese Tsunami, reducing availability of this much sought after car.
The Figaro was marketed in four colours representing the four seasons: Lapis Grey (Winter), Emerald Green (Spring), Pale Aqua (Summer) and Topaz Mist (Autumn), listed in order of number produced, highest first. Two additional cars were also painted in different colours.