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Here’s My Old Nissan S-Cargo As a Pizza-Delivery Vehicle

As you may remember, I recently sold my Nissan S-Cargo to the owner of a pizza restaurant in northeastern Kansas so he could use it as a pizza-delivery vehicle. The restaurant is called AJ’s NY Pizzeria, and the owner recently sent me some photos of exactly what the S-Cargo looks like now, in its second life, delivering pizzas.

For those of you who don’t remember my S-Cargo escapades, allow me to refresh your memory: I bought the S-Cargo at the end of last year, simply because it was so ridiculous. It was shaped like a snail and it was a cargo van, so Nissan referred to it as the "S-Cargo" — a play on "escargot," the French word for "snail." This was absolutely hilarious, and so was the design of the S-Cargo, which everyone thought was quite humorous.

Unfortunately, nobody really clicked on any of the columns I wrote about the S-Cargo, or the videos I made with it, so I parted with it sooner than I expected — and it found its way to Kansas, where it’s been delivering pizzas ever since. I personally think it looks quite nice in its new pizza-delivery guise, and I strongly suspect its absolutely bizarre design is a wonderful bit of rolling marketing for AJ’s.

On a personal level, selling my Nissan S-Cargo to Kansas was a bit odd because in 2015, I sold my imported Nissan Skyline GT-R to a guy in Kansas. Basically, I exist just to a) write articles on Oversteer, b) make stupid YouTube videos and c) pump imported Nissans into Kansas. I strongly suspect that if you went and tallied the numbers on who sold the most imported Nissans into Kansas during the last few years, "Doug DeMuro" would be number one.

Anyway, the S-Cargo now lives its pizza-delivery life, and occasionally I’m delighted when someone who follows me on Twitter goes to AJ’s for a meal and sends me an image of my old S-Cargo doing what it was meant to do: carrying stuff and making people smile. Very, very slowlyFind a Nissan for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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  1. Since AJ’s Pizzeria is one of my favorite hot spots in Topeka and Manhattan, KS I enjoyed reading this blog! Very happy to see your old S-cargo spinning its wheels in beautiful North East Kansas! 

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a multitude of magazine publications and websites, including here at Autotrader — where he launched the Oversteer enthusiast blog — along with Jalopnik, GQ, and The Week. His YouTube channel has hundreds of published videos and has racked up hundreds of millions of views. Today, Doug lives in San Diego, California, with his 1997 Land Rover Defender 90 NAS, 2005 Ford GT, and 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon.

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