5k: Head On A Pike: 1990 Nissan S-Cargo

The Nissan Figaro we posted on Monday was admittedly overpriced, especially considering that it is persona non grata for licensing in the state of California for at least 2 more years, and we found a much cheaper example in Vancouver, BC Canada for $7500 CAD.  Still, the Figaro offers little useability, but its strangely named Pike build cousin, the S Cargo, is certainly a better car for taking trips to the dry cleaners, taxidermy shops, dump…et cetera.  Find this 1990 Nissan S Cargo offered for $7,500 in Victoria, BC Canada via craigslist.

Sure, the S-Cargo looks like a washing machine with cartoon eyes, but it was a retro style take on the Citroën 2CV Fourgonnette delivery van.  Even the name S-Cargo sounds like Escargot or snail in French.

Ack! A face only a mother could love!  Actually, the S-Cargo transcends cute, comes out on the other side, and almost looks creepy if you stare at it too long.  It has sort of a Hannibal Lecter/Bane thing going on in the grille area…

Under the hood is a 1.5 L E15S 4-cylinder gasoline engine and matching 3-speed automatic transmission from a Nissan Sunny. 

Inside is room for 4 adults and a zany retro-futuristic styled dashboard.  Some hints of French styling can be seen in the Citroen-like steering wheel, and everything else is playfully different from the average econobox. 

The cargo area in the S-Cargo is surprisingly large with great access from a top hinged rear lift-gate.  Fold the rear seats down and all kinds of junk could be stored back there.

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