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1968 Subaru 360 Sambar

Japanese automobile manufacturers were working on developing small cars according to a plan calling for the production of a "people's car" as advocated by Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry.
The Subaru 360 was developed in line with this concept.
In those days, passenger cars were too expensive to be within the reach of most people.

Subaru 360's were the first line of vehicles produced by Fuji Heavy Industries, (parent company of Subaru). They were first introduced in Japan in 1958.

They came in several body types. A Sedan, a wagon called the “Custom”, Vans and the rarest - the Pickups.

This “Sambar” pickup is a Japanese Market model, hence the Right Hand Drive.

Manufacturer: Fuji Heavy Industries, Tokyo Japan

Model: Sambar Truck K135H

Motor: EK32 2-stroke Body: Steel Cab-over
Years Built: n/a No. Cylinders: 2 Chassis: Ladder-type Frame
No. Produced: n/a Displacement: 356 cc Suspension Front: Trailing Arm
No. Surviving: n/a Horsepower: 20 Suspension Rear: Swing Axle
Length: 118" Gearbox: 3 fwd + rev Steering: Rack & Pinion
Width: 51" Starter: Electric Brakes: Hydraulic
Weight: 1115 lbs Electrics: 12 v 4 Wheels: 4.50 x 10"
Interior: Bench Ignition: Coil Top Speed: 53 mph

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