The annual circus that is the Specialty Equipment Market Association is just around the corner, and we’ve already seen previews of what Ford, Chrysler, and GM plan on bringing to the Las Vegas show.
We’ve dug out a few forgotten SEMA show cars from the archives for this week’s quiz. Think you can identify the modified motorcar above? Send your best guess via the comments section below.
Did You Name Friday’s Nissan?
You certainly did, so long as you identified it as being the Nissan S-Cargo microvan, which was built between 1989 and 1992.
The S-Cargo was launched as part of Nissan’s Pike Car Series, a limited-production run of funky little microcars, all of which were built atop the running gear of an ordinary Micra. In case the visual design wasn’t enough of a tribute to the Citroen 2CV van, its name — pronounced in a similar fashion to escargot — was a nod to the 2CV’s “tin snail” nickname.
The two-seat, right-hand drive vehicle was sold exclusively in Japan, where the little van made some sense as a designer city delivery van. All S-Cargos were fitted with a 1.5-liter I-4, which channeled its 73 horsepower through a three-speed automatic transmission. Nissan built just 12,000 copies of the cargo vehicle, but some 20 years after its debut, the S-cargo continues to have a cult following throughout the world.