Really Rare: 1995 Honda Street ACTY Racoon 4×4 RHD Van- SOLD!

by | Oct 2022 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

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October 12, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

The U.S Federal Government’s 25-year exemption rule is now hitting what many consider the peak years of innovative Japanese car design. Visit most local Cars & Coffees, and you’re bound to see someone sitting in what should be the passenger side drive into the parking lot with an exempt import. Most Japanese Domestic Market (“JDM”) enthusiasts gravitate to the performance models never available in the U.S.

This 1995 Honda Street ACTY 4×4 Van, originally listed in September 2022 on Craigslist in Jacksonville, Florida, will not be the typical JDM Nissan Skyline you’ll see at a Cars & Coffee. Still, it will arguably get you as much attention for several reasons. First, it’s a Kei-class vehicle, meaning its tiny proportions will make everyone notice the diminutive box on wheels you are driving.  Despite its small size, this van’s mid-engine layout combined with four-wheel-drive means you can have fun on- and off-road, although with a top speed of only 65 miles per hour, this microvan is at its best at low speeds.  The seller reports their Micro Van features the top-of-the-line “raccoon” trim, which makes this Kei-Class Micro Van rare.

Currently offered for $12,800,, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is in line with the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for Honda ACTYs of all body styles produced between 1977 and 2021.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the van featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $33,400 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $50,700.

The Honda Acty is a series of micro vans produced across four generations from 1977 to 2021 by Japanese automaker Honda.  Designed for the Japanese domestic market (“JDM”), they are classified as Kei trucks, with very small overall dimensions and a small engine displacement (660cc or lower). They are designed to be economical, agile work vehicles and generally lack luxury options, although air conditioning and power steering are available along with various trim, decoration, and customization options.

Honda launched the second generation Acty in May 1988 with the introduction of the Honda E05 engine, with an additional cylinder added, making it a 547 cc 3-cylinder with SOHC. The engine is rated 34 PS at 5500 rpm and 33 lb⋅ft of torque at 5,000 rpm. The first models were the Acty truck and van, with the commercial grade Acty van appearing a month later. The 4WD models (HA2, and HA4 after the 1990 facelift) were no longer available with an automatic transmission. There was also an “Acty Attack” version of the truck intended for farmers; in particular, this model has a differential lock in the rear and features Ultra-Low forward and reverse gears (UL/UR).

The original Actys have distinct round headlights (known as “round-eye”), while the Street Van has large, rectangular headlamps. After a thorough March 1990 update to meet altered Kei car regulations, the Acty Truck received the same headlights as the Street Van, while all models grew longer by nearly four inches. At the time, the Street also received the taillights from the contemporary Honda Today (also used for the third generation Acty van). The 1990 changeover also meant that the 547 cc engine was replaced with the larger 656 cc Honda E07A engine (with fuel injection added in 1996). The carburetted version of this engine produced 38 PS at 5,300 rpm and 40 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm. The Street could reach a top speed of 71 mph, while the four-wheel drive version only could attain 65 mph. Trucks received the HA3/HA4 chassis numbers depending on whether they are two- or four-wheel drive, while vans/Streets are called HH3/HH4.  In October 1993, the Honda Street and Acty’s front design was changed again, receiving larger, more square headlamp units with one chamfered corner. A PGM-FI version in “Fox” and “Xi” equipment levels was also introduced to the Street.

The MacMade YouTube Channel features this video giving the perspective of what it’s like to drive a right-hand-drive Honda ACTY Racoon van on U.S. roads:

This 1995 Honda ACTY Street Racoon appears to be a nice survivor condition example.

Here’s the seller’s description:

Need to sell ASAP. Please reach out with any questions. 1995 Tagged/Fl title / Registered “Honda ACTY Street (Racoon) 4×4 micro van.Get the gas mileage of a scooter with the comfort and cargo space of a minivan. Seats 4. The rear seats fold flat. Perfect for getting around town with its 350-mile range on 9 gallons of gas! 3-cylinder engine with 64 HP. Paired with a right-hand drive 5-speed manual. So easy to drive. Almost impossible to stall out. Has a two-bike rack inside the van. Can fit two full-size mountain bikes without removing the tires. 


The 4×4 and low-range first gear will never leave you stranded. If you go anywhere in this van, make sure you have extra time for the people that strike up the conversations. The van is a little larger than a golf cart and rides 4 comfortably with a cooler and 4 sets of golf clubs in the air conditioning!!

This is a mid-engine van with the engine and transmission easily accessible under the rear floor!

The raccoon version of the van is the rarest with its full carpet interior, custom wheels, steering wheel, Bluetooth stereo, and all four windows rolling all the way down. Make it a camper or just use it to go to cars and coffee. It’s an instant classic.

The vehicle is well maintained. The only thing not working 100% is the gas door spring which you need to assist to open. But don’t sweat that because it will cost you $30 or less even with premium fuel and being on empty with these high prices. I’d love to keep it as a toy but just bought a work truck to tow with and need to sell this one to make room for the trailer I need. Has just over 150k kilometers on it. Has under 100k miles on it.”

On or off-road: What would you do with this 1995 Honda ACTY Street Racoon 4×4 Van?  Please comment below and let us know!


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