1995 Honda Acty Pickup
Stock Number: 4803
A large percentage of Japanese vehicles are powered by 660cc engines, and that even includes pickups! The Kei vehicles segment is the largest on the road in Japan so you see a little bit of everything in micro version. This 1995 Honda Acty truck is efficient, cute, and useful to have around. Known for punching above its weight, this example features a proper 5-speed manual and is offered with a mere 46K verified miles. Finished in a classic white with its OEM rain guards. The body does have the standard scuffs, chips, and dings you'd associate with any work truck but then again these things weren't built to be show cars, they were light-duty haulers.
The cabin is sparse, but utilizes traditional Honda ergonomics and uses robust materials. Another strong point of this model is its visibility which is unbeatable. The cab-over design is paramount in this, but also makes maneuvering this rig around town a breeze as the wheelbase is so short. The dash is in good nick, colored in a light gray provides some interior color contrast against the white. It lacks any age or weather-related holes, cracks, or distortion which can be an issue with economy vehicles like this. A simple manual climate system sits dead center, and the heat is nice to have if you're using this thing over the course of the winter. There is a sizable glovebox for interior storage and the factory manuals are still in there and obviously included in the sale. The gray vinyl seats are easy to clean, and despite some normal staining, lack any major rips or tears. Manual locks and windows are one less thing that can break, since frankly, the Acty has very few power equipment options period. One of the only options is a cab mounted button for the bed light; with a quick flip of the switch low light cargo loading is a snap. The vinyl floor coverings are in good shape, as are the door cards and headliner. Outback, the bed is about the size of a regular light-duty truck. Due to its lower ride height loading is a breeze since the bedsides fold down completely for wider cargo. The bed is in good nick overall and includes an access panel for simple engine services.
The mechanicals are basic and this Honda is known for having inexpensive parts and a low cost of ownership. Powering the rear wheels, the engine is actually located between the rear wheels. Fresh off an oil and filter service this carburetted E07A is a reliable engine if we have ever seen one. It revs to kingdom come, sounds more exciting than you'd expect, and sips on fuel. The gearbox is typical Honda, which means it's slick-shifting and lacks much (if any) slack. The five-speed can get up to legal highway speeds, but this is really more of a city truck. The suspension is in good shape and the lightweight platform brakes very well when necessary. The factory steel wheels are all wrapped in new all-season rubber at all four corners. They should last for years to come and do a nice job of quieting the ride down.
This cute, fun, and useful trucks get as many looks as a Skyline at a fraction of the price. Boasting Hondas build quality and designed in a thoughtful manner, this Acty would be a great buy and is a sure-fire Japanese Classic.
*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.