Nissan Pike Factory poster series
Beginning in the late 1980s, a quartet of offbeat, quirky vehicles appeared one by one from Nissan. There was the Mini-like Be-1, a little compact city car which drew inspiration the British icon's rounded form and which was released in 1988. The next year, the Pao and S-Cargo were revealed. The Pao's styling included nods to the Citroën 2CV's corrugations and flip-up side windows, the Mini's exposed hinges, and also featured a split rear tailgate. The S-Cargo was even more directly inspired by the 2CV - including a single-spoke steering wheel and a canvas roof. Finally in 1991, the stylish Figaro "fixed-profile convertible" rounded out the collection which became known collectively as the Pike Factory.
Built not by Nissan but by a sub-contracted manufacturer, all except the S-Cargo shared their mechanical components with the contemporary K10 March/Micra and were powered by its 997cc four-cylinder engine (turbocharged on the Figaro). The S-Cargo was based on the larger B11 Sunny, and used its 1.5 litre motor. The Figaro and the S-Cargo were automatic-only, while the Be-1 and Pao could be optioned with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Two poster designs are available:
A landscape "colour chart" version which depicts all the Pike Factory models and their original colour choices
A portrait "lineup" version which depicts the four Pike Factory models in their most popular colour.
Price in US dollars.
18" x 24" - $25.00
24" x 36" - $35.00
Printed using archival inks on acid-free 220 gsm poster stock.
Shipped worldwide from California in a poster mailing tube.
Artwork ©2018 Aaron Hillsdon. All model names and designations are trade marks of their respective owners. Depiction does not imply endorsement or affiliation.