1994 Honda Acty Dual Skylight
A Honda Acty is an ideal city runabout. Scaled down to size, this tiny van seats four, and delivers incredible economy and comfort. It is the definition of what a small, urban, runabout should be. Its surprisingly capable cargo volume, phenomenal gas mileage, and quirky good looks make it a blast to drive and own. The usefulness of this little van is seemingly endless. A city hauler, marketing vehicle, or simply just a fun commuter all rolled into one package! One thing is for sure, this pint size van delivers an oversize smile to your face whenever you take it for a spin. At only 127" long and 55" wide this compact cargo carrier can squeeze just about anywhere. The van shows incredibly well considering it's typically utilitarian life. All of the outer panels line up great and are free of any large dents or dings. The Silver paint shows nicely for a van of this vintage, and is largely original. Some scuffs, scratches and fading can be seen on the tailgate and lower fascias, but are low enough on the body line to only be noticeable if you're really looking for them.
The Honda Acty was primarily designed for functionality, and this particular family oriented model includes fancy upgrades like painted bumpers, A/C, and Dual Skylights. 1994 was an important year for the Acty, as this little van has an update front end, and huge quality interior upgrades. The cloth itself is much softer than prior models, and features a tufted, opal tri-color combination. Being so versatile, passenger and cargo loading is exceptionally easy. The full rear hatch opens completely parallel with the roof making loading up cargo a breeze. With two full size sliding doors passengers can easily scoot in and out. The seat material is in better than average shape, and offer some nifty storage options. The same can be said for the door cards which are color matched and in good condition, paired with durable carpeting. Up front, the driver and passenger experience great visibility thanks to the cab over axle design. Behind the front passengers the Acty has lots to offer. For those times when you don't need the back seats they can be folded completely flat giving you 6' of usable space. A small A/C unit is equipped, but don't expect arctic temperatures inside the cabin. In the Acty, with the ventilated rear windows, this is less of a big deal. Other neat interior options were the tilt column and electronic tail gate lock. The steering wheel does also have some wear around the diameter, but still grips well. Unlike most traditional vans the sliding doors actually do have roll down windows to aid rear passenger air circulation. The 1994 was the first year Honda optioned side glass that fully rescinded into the bodywork. In respect to the passenger cabin behind the driver, the carpet is fantastic shape and overall is surprising spacious. The headliner is in above average condition, free of any sag or holes. If one were to look upward at it, they might see the huge expanses of sky from the dual glass roofs. The front tilts up to ventilate, and the rear is static, features a sunshade. Of note, in the rear, an interior floor panel by the rear axle allows for easy access to service the engine.
Part of what makes the Kei trucks so practical is the fact that the E07A 656cc 3 cylinder is mounted below the rear cargo deck. The mighty, twelve valve, 3 cylinder has the ability to pull 50 mpg and still get you down the highway. This 1994 received a power upgrade, to a whopping 43 ponies. The noise its makes is particularly cool, and is climbs above 7k rpm without any hesitation. A fresh oil service ensures you can drive this little van for the next 3000 miles without a service. By the way, Honda dealerships do stock this motor's oil and filter if you want to bring it by for routine maintenance. The RWD layout provides even more fuel economy, over it's 4WD counterpart. The top speed increases to 71MPH, if your driving style features some interstate cruising. With only 45K verified miles, this little Honda engine has plenty of life left in it. An oil change ensures that the next service will be far on the horizon. The steering is light, unassisted, and very precise. This Street fires right up and idles smoothly. The clutch engages cleanly and shifts smoothly through all 5 forward speeds of the manual transmission. Of note, these five speeds are known for a third gear grind, which is non existent in this example Reverse works well, and a rear wiper ensures the Honda can safely find a rearward parking location. The brakes are very quick to react to inputs, and the feather light hauler stops abruptly. Four new tires have been mounted and balanced by our expert techs. With such a small turn radius, the unassisted yet light steering is wonderful in the city. The factory suspension is well sorted and handles bumps without feeling unstable despite it's short wheelbase.
The little Acty punches above its weight, delivering useful storage and unique styling. This demure little workhorse is ready to go, and eager to find a new garage. Make this your turn key Japanese Classic today!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.