1994 Nissan Autech Homy Furaibow 4×4 Diesel Oddball!

I’ve always been quite a big fan of Japanese vehicles, especially some of the oddly designed but uber-practical vans produced in the 80s and 90s. While the Ford Econoline we just featured represents a quintessentially American entrance into #vanlife, this imported 1994 Nissan Autech Homy Furaibow that Barn Finds reader Pat L. found here on Craigslist is a better-suited van for venturing off the beaten path on your journeys.

This Nissan is available in Hudson, Massachusetts with a clean title. Nissan-specific tuner Autech got their hands on this van, which is very interesting to see. It’s worth noting that while Autech specializes in go-fast bits for Nissans, they also create off-road ready models, as well as revised vehicles for folks with mobility issues. The seller claims it is a limited-production variation of the Homy van, though it’s hard to find specifics on production numbers to back up that claim.

The roomy interior on this Homy is very clean. This example has traveled 137,000 kilometers, which translates to 82,600 miles.

All of the brown seats appear to have no rips or tears, and interestingly, the rear rows of seating face each other.

This van utilizes a cab-over layout, which optimizes space and creates a better forward view for drivers, but it also means the only way to access the turbocharged 2.7-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine is through the cab. The engine pairs to an automatic transmission and a 4-wheel-drive system.

For $12,500, you could own this distinctive turbodiesel Nissan van. Would this imported van be your choice of adventure vehicle?


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  1. slickb

    there is just something about these and I can’t put my finger on it but I hate them…. Just fyi

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  2. Francisco

    Right hand drive means dropping your wife off in traffic.

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    • bobk


      And that would be a bad thing???

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      • Car Nut Tacoma

        For some reason passenger vans were not available at the time with dual sliding doors on each side of the van.

  3. Dave

    Besides not being able to pass Federal safety standards, can you get parts for it assuming that you can title it and insure it? I remember seeing one of these in taxi service in Nassau, Bahamas in 2004 and when I got home the local dealer told me that they weren’t legal in the US.

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    • XJSLord

      Since this car was likely imported under the 25 year exemption rule, titling, and insuring wouldn’t be a problem (speaking from experience)

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    • Bill McCoskey

      If it’s got clear title as stated in the ad, the it can be titled in 49 states without a problem, the holdout being California, where if I’m not mistaken, it has to meet the state’s additional inspections and regulations before it can be titled.

    • Kelt

      it wasnt leagal because of the 25yr import rule. that was your fault for not checking . this one is fine

  4. Coventrycat

    Save yourself the tongue twister and just call it Nissan Oddball.

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  5. chrlsful

    I’d imagine it’s not 4×4 but awd, & the motor is accessed thru the arm rest?
    This has no departure (or acess) angle as 4WD.
    RHD is nuttin to adapt to BUT would need a passenger to come 50 – 90% of the time (tolls, bank, food, etc) and passing a lill difficult…
    I loked the Summit, MVP and all those pre-mini van wagons, not this 1…

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    • Greg

      What language are you speaking?

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  6. Jeff T.

    nice family wagon take kids out and about off road etc economical to ,but over priced and right hand drive could make it diffulcult to sell.

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