What's the difference between the Rider and Conran edition.

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What's the difference between the Rider and Conran edition. You don't see many conrans about?

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  • Not sure. From what I can find, there were only 5000 made and the only one in the UK belongs\belonged to Seb Conran himself.

    Looks like different grille, wheel covers, interior, dash, glass roof.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/a-square-makeover-nissan-cube-conran-edition-464408.html

    Google it. There's a few stories on it and some pics. Seems to be a couple finding their way over to Oz too. Although they seem to be advertised as 'Conron edition'.

    This is a good link. http://sebastianconran.com/project-2#
  • As taz says, just had red interior and whirlpool headliner/wheel trims if i remember, not seen one in uk though????
  • Cheers Taz and Eurobob, I had a google but not found a great deal, looks more hard to come by than the Riders. Must admit I do like it!
  • apparently they only made 4 cubes in my colour as a test colour then decided not to go for it,don't ask me the colour coz i can't even explain its silvery/very light greeny/grey.But log book says silver probably coz the can't decice what it is :-)if you spot another the same colour and get a photo i'll give you a blue peter badge :-)
  • One you'll get hold of one you wont ;)

    Here's a Conran they are all the same colour way brown with red leather

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  • Had a little further look about last night when I got in. There's a Conran advertised on the Algy Autos site and from the pics, it appears quite a lot of the styling from the concept pics I've seen just didn't get done, like the glass roof and new dash. It's just a standard Gen2 in brown with red leather seats. I bet the grille is one of the 12 standard Nissan options as well.

    I do like the colour though.
  • Think its bitter pearl choc same as mine? 8)
  • Dunno Bob. Looks a bit lighter than yours mate. Bit more bronzey.

    Wouldn't be surprised if this was the inspiration for the bitter choc on the Gen3 though!
  • Looks purple tint in some light to. Looks smart I think
  • That one on algys website was on there when i had my gen2 3 years ago!! Not sure if many garages are importing gen2s anymore as yen to pound not great!
    My gen 3 looks purple in sunlight too, dont think its far off!

    They did them in grey in the cubic too!
    http://www.lacar.com/?p=1212
  • <p>The Conran edition was actually available in two colours. </p><p>Irish Cream with Brown Leather or Bitter Chocolat with Red Leather. We supplied a new Conran in 2007 in Irish Cream to a lady who owned a care home business living in Devon. As far as we are aware, she still owns the car now.</p><p>The only other Conran we know of belongs to Mr Sebastian Conran himself.</p><p>They actually built 5000 and you could buy in all varients 1.4, 1.5 Cube or Cubic. It is still a very sought after model in Japan but without doubt on our shopping list to bring to the UK at the moment.</p><p>Back to original post, there are lots of difference between the Rider and Conran. The original Rider models left the factory as a standard Cube and then went to Autech - a subsidery of Nissan who fitted bodykit, new interior and various other items. The Conran was based on standard Cube specification but with unique colour combinations - you could add options to the build like any other Cube.</p><p>Its not really fair to compare the two models as they are completely different. The Rider was without doubt a younger person's and much cooler Cube in Japan!</p>
  • CID, there was a lad called Dan on the Facebook group who's got a Conran here in the UK. He's got the Bitter Choc with red interior. I think he established it was the one Algy's had (and still have!) showing on their website, but the wheels had been changed.<div><br></div><div>Didn't know they did them in another colour than the choc though. All the pics I've seen of them have been the Choc,</div>
  • I will see if we have still got pictures of the Irish Cream one and get them posted!
  • Yay. Cube geeking!  \:D/
  • <p><a href="http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2006/_STORY/060601-01-e.html">http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/2006/_STORY/060601-01-e.html</a></p><p>Cant find any pictures of the Cream Conran, but above is a link to the official Nissan press release.</p><p> </p>
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