by Pierre Beaumarchais.
It was built by a Nissan special projects group called Pike Factory, which also produced other niche automobiles such as the Be-1, Pao and S-Cargo.
It was based on the Nissan Micra aka March.
Each colour symbolised a season of the year. When the car was launched, Topaz Mist was the least popular colour.
There were only 2,000 produced in Topaz Mist hence they have become increasingly rare.
It was designed by Shoji Takahashi, who won a design competition with the car.
Prospective purchasers had to enter a lottery to be able to buy one of these cars.
Limited edition cars came with passenger side baskets and cup holders.