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1991 Nissan Figaro

Convertible
Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2021
Thursday, 17 June - Saturday, 19 June 2021
$33,000
Sale Price
No
Reserve
18 June 2021
Sold Date
341
Lot Number
#2-
Visually maintained, largely original
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis no. FK10001118. Topaz Mist with white roof over white leather piped in gray. RHD, automatic, hub caps, factory CD/cassette stereo, air conditioning.

Evaluation: Showing 110,202 km (68,476 miles). Rebuilt turbo, rechromed bumpers, new dash, new roof, and new brakes. Solid paint. Tidy underneath. The only serious sign of age is a flat bottom and a few tiny rips in the driver’s seat, but the rest of the interior looks great.

Bottom Line: A clear nod to the past with its retro styling and 1960s-style interior, the Figaro was only around for the 1991 model year and Nissan limited production to 20,000 units, delivered via a lottery system. They were available in four colors (Lapis Grey, Emerald Green, Pale Aqua, and Topaz Mis), one for each season. It may be a boring econobox underneath with front-wheel drive and a 3-speed automatic, but their looks are seriously charming.

They’re also proof that Skylines aren’t the only JDM cars that Americans are clamoring to import and pay increasingly high prices for. Figaros turned 25 years old (and therefore legal to register in the U.S.) in 2016 and even as more make their way across our borders their prices continue to rise. $33,000 for one with this kind of mileage suggests that they aren’t done climbing.

by Andrew Newton
24 June 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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