Stanley - A 1970 Subaru 360 Sambar (Van)

1970 Subaru 360 $500located in Peoria IL

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  • MINT ORIGINAL!
    1970 Subaru 360 Van and Flat Bed /Truck Deluxe Sales Brochure
    Deluxe full sales catalog thoroughly illustrated with detailed photos of the Subaru 360 Van as well as the Subaru 360 Flat Bed and Truck
    Includes a detailed listing of technical specifications, dimensions and an available options as well as an extensive listing of standard factory supplied equipment
    Please Note:
    This is the hard to find full DELUXE factory issued 8 page Subaru 360 Van/Truck catalog....not the more common folder!
    This rare brochure is from of a private collection of mint condition original sales literature
    8.5x11"
    8 page catalog
    Mint Condition


    This is my 1970 Subaru 360 Van. Some call it a Subaru Bus. Later years werecalled Sambar. This is a Japanese "Kei" class vehicle. These were importedinto the USA by Malcom Bricklin in the late 1960's. It's about a footlonger than a Smart ForTwo (just under 10 ft). It weighs 1100 lbs. Thesewere designed as work vans and trucks in Japan and have a surprisingpayload capacity of 800 lbs. Power comes from a 2-stroke, 2-cylinder 360ccengine. Oil and gas go in separate tanks and mix automatically. Top speedon level ground is about 60 mph. In this video I brave the freeway (uphilleven!) and merge going about 40 mph. I only get to about 55 mph on thistrip do to the gradient. Title of "world's cutest van" has been confirmedby my girlfriend and is current. Please excuse my messy garage! I wanted tocapture the engine starting and my exit routine. If you're wondering whereto get a GoPro mount like in this video message me and I'll tell you how tobuild your own. Background music is Dust Brothers, Mixmaster Mike and thelast one is a song I made with a Roland MC-505 and Boss SP-202.

  • If an automaker wants to make a big dent in the market quickly, there’s no better way to do it than by building a car for the masses. Volkswagen did it with the Beetle, and Ford with the Model T. But it’s not always a recipe for success. Subaru’s most famous microcar was imported into the U.S. in 1968 to an untested market with a small dealer network, limiting its appeal. Barn Finds reader Isaac spotted this 1970 Subaru 360 in Michigan, which is listed as a rolling project for $3,000 or trade for a pinball machine!

    This 1970 Subaru 360 Sambar microvan is definitely a rare find. All 360s imported into the U.S. came equipped with the same engine: a 356cc horizontally opposed 2-stroke, oil injected, air cooled engine which produces 25 horsepower. Even with a 4-speed manual transmission, this was not a sporty car by any stretch of the imagination. Consumer Reports stated that 0-60mph took a staggering 37 seconds!

    1970 Subaru 360
    Event : RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
    Chassis Number: K111L11361
    Body style: Coupe

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    If an automaker wants to make a big dent in the market quickly, there’s no better way to do it than by building a car for the masses. Volkswagen did it with the Beetle, and Ford with the Model T. But it’s not always a recipe for success. Subaru’s most famous microcar was imported into the U.S. in 1968 to an untested market with a small dealer network, limiting its appeal. Barn Finds reader Isaac spotted this 1970 Subaru 360 in Michigan, which is listed as a rolling project for $3,000 or trade for a pinball machine!

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This 1970 Subaru 360 van is way cleaner than most we come across, and we love the staging next to the Suburban for comparison. Most of these either seem to be basket cases or modifiers, so this one is a nice middle ground. Find it in Pelham, New Hampshire with active bidding and a $7k Buy-It-Now.