Nissan Figaro FK10

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1999 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI

It has been rather hectic since the car arrived, so I thought I'd send you an email to say thank you for your work. The car arrived in Launceston back on the 10th, the day I flew to visit family for a few days. So I had to wait until the 15th before I could drive it! Then again, I had already waited 13 years, so an extra few days was nothing really! When I saw it for the first time, it looked right at home, parked between an XU1 Torana and a Andrew Miedecke's Ford Capri Perana Targa car out in the workshop yard!

I was very pleased to find the car literally exactly as described and as documented in your correspondence and pictures, right down to the smallest detail. I've had a lot of people ask me about my experience importing the Evo VI from Japan. Needless to say, I have no hesitation in saying my experience was an easy and hassle free one. Thanks for your fantastic communication, even though I was working inconsistent hours and was slow in replying, you were always on the ball, promptly and professionally.

- Andrew N Tasmania, Australia 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI

 

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Nissan Figaro (FK10)

The Figaro is a small retro car manufactured by Nissan. The car was originally sold only in Japan but despite this, the Nissan Figaro has become popular with celebrity owners in the UK and other countries where second hand Japanese imports are available. Due to its unique styling the car has also featured in science fiction television programs such as Caprica, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who.

The Figaro was introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show under the slogan "Back to the Future". It was built by a Nissan special projects group called Pike Factory who also produced other niche automobiles such as the Be-1, Pao and S-Cargo. It was designed by Shoji Takahashi, who won a design competition with the car.

Only four colours were available: Topaz Mist, Emerald Green, Pale Aqua and Lapis Grey with each colour symbolizing a season of the year. The Figaro was equipped with leather seats, air conditioning, CD player and a open roof. The engine is a turbocharged 1000cc in-line 4 cylinder (MA10ET) which gets good fuel economy.

Only 8,000 were originally available with an additional 12,000 added to production numbers to meet demand. Prospective purchasers had to enter a lottery to be able to buy one of these cars.

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1.0L turbo
Open roof, leather interior, CD player and aircon all as standard. This model is allowed for import

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