Japanese Minicar (Dec, 1958)

Japanese Minicar
SUBARU 360 is the newest and one of the smallest Japanese auto products. The tiny 848-lb. rig is only 117 in. long. Its two-cylinder, two-cycle air-cooled engine gives it a top speed of about 50 mph. Gas consumption is approximately 62 mpg. The Japanese minicar is not yet available in the United States.

  1. nlpnt says: December 15, 20078:02 pm


    Imports to the US started toward the end of the model’s life in 1968, by none other than Malcolm Bricklin. Some were unsold into 1970, even after Subaru started importing its’ larger, front-drive models to the US that year.

    Sometime in the early ’70s, Subaru got a contract from the Japanese forest service for specially-built 4WD versions of their 1600cc FWD wagon.
    The then-president of Subaru of America opined that he could sell a few of those, it was made a production model for 1975, and…..you know the rest.

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