1958 subaru 360




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    1958 subaru 360

    1958 subaru 360

    Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email. About the size of five big grocery carts, the only weighed 1, lb. While the ended production in , Subaru sold a car that embodied its spirit called the R1 in Japan from Final assembly included wheel alignment, brake testing, chassis dynometer, headlight testing, and high-pressure water spray testing. View all cars for:

    1958 subaru 360

    1958 subaru 360

    1958 subaru 360

    1958 subaru 360

    1958 subaru 360

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    The was produced from to The featured an air-cooled, 2-stroke cc engine mounted transversely at the rear. While this was one of the more notable cars which adopted an arrangement similar to the Volkswagen Beetle, the car is much smaller, less powerful, and was not nearly as well accepted in the world marketplace.

    The body size and the engine capacity were designed to match within Japan's keicar regulation of the time, and was the very first of its class to have 4 seats for adults with no excuse. The body was of monocoque construction and featured a fiberglass roof panel, which was considered very advanced in Those ideas came from the engineers know-how in Nakajima Aircraft Company, which is the origin of Fuji Heavy Industries.

    1958 subaru 360

    When introduced in , the 's engine turned out 16 hp 12 kW and Subaru claimed 66 mpg fuel economy; by the end of production, power had increased to 25 hp 19 kW with a 36 hp 27 kW twin-carbureted engine as an option. Several variants were produced, including a station wagon called the Custom , a convertible, and two sport models known as the Young S, which had a slightly upgraded engine and transmission 4 gears instead of 3 , bucket seats and a tachometer along with a black, white striped roof with a dent along the middle to put one's surfboard.

    The Young SS, which had dual carburetors and chrome bores, produced 36 hp 27 kW. From onwards, a flat-nosed truck and van called the Sambar were also produced using the 's engine, with arrangements similar to the Volkswagen Transporter in a smaller size. Many small businesses became very successful thanks to the pickup's small size for tight streets, quickness, ease to drive and great fuel economy. In the United States, these were used in parks, such as in Washington State Parks, and as small vehicles used in large manufacturing sites.

    1958 subaru 360

    The was imported to the United States by Malcolm Bricklin, but the Subaru received notoriety in , when Consumer Reports magazine branded the automobile "Not Acceptable" because of safety concerns and lack of power , and sales collapsed.

    There were various rumors of Subaru s being tossed overboard or being shredded to pieces. It was also reported that many s sat on dealers' lots for two or three years without ever being purchased. Despite this, Subaru gained popularity in the United States with its later models, and remains profitable there today. The Subaru was replaced by the less popular but more advanced R-2 which was quickly superseded by the long-lived Subaru Rex model.

    Promotional piece to find dealers to sell the new Subaru in the USA. Malcolm Bricklin was the man behind this project, later the builder of the Bricklin car in Canada and importer of the Yugo. Much of the material on this website is copyrighted.

    1958 subaru 360

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