Figaro Inspiration

I was at a car show a few month back with my Nissan Pao and was parked next to a Figaro, in conversation with the owner, learned that the design is loosely based on the early 1950's Gutbrod Superior, (I must agree having Googled images of one that there is a striking resemblance).
If this is the case, does anyone know what inspired the Pao design ?
To me it looks like bits of a few cars..For example,
Renualt 4, Austin 1100/Austin A40, Mk1 Fiat Panda, maybe even a bit of 1950s/60s Citroen ?....
or maybe some other vehicle I am not familiar with ?....Any Thoughts ?....