Fun and efficient Nissan Pao tastefully modified with black exterior and subtle trim changes. Pao are neat little cars – nice size for around town or for short road-trips. Nice flip-down tailgate give you a place to sit and flip-out rear windows are a few retro-touches – that bring back the fun of getting out and driving. Quite good condition – runs and drives well and AC and power rag-top work – just in time for Spring.
From Wikipedia – The Nissan Pao is a retro-styled three-door hatchback manufactured by Nissan for model years 1989-1991, and originally marketed solely in Japan at their Nissan Cherry Stores.
First announced at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 1987, the Pao was available with or without a textile sun roof and was originally marketed without Nissan branding, by reservation only from January 15 through April 14, 1989. Orders were delivered on a first come-first served basis, with the production run of 51,657 selling out in 3 months.
Because of its origins at Pike Factory, Nissan’s special project group, the Pao — along with the Nissan Figaro, Be-1 and S-Cargo — are known as Nissan’s “Pike cars.”
In 2011, noted design critic Phil Patton, writing for the New York Times, called the Pike cars “the height of postmodernism“ and “unabashedly retro, promiscuously combining elements of the Citroën 2CV, Renault 4, Mini [and] Fiat 500.”