Keitorampside Project: 1966 Subaru Sambar Truck

The Sambar is a Subaru 360 platform based mini-truck that was launched in 1961 as Japan’s first Keitora (軽トラ) or kei class truck.  The 2-stroke 2-cylinder engine is mounted low and under the bed out back, making it as close to a 1/2 sized VW Bus or Chevy Corvair Truck as you can get.  Find this 1966ish Subaru Sambar Rampside Truck here on eBay bidding for $1775 with a few hours to go, located in Bogata, TX.

I’m going to be honest with you and admit that I don’t know who the guys with the beards are, but I can only assume that A&E has launched a new show that combines the best of Duck Dynasty with Fast N Loud, but when I put the search Truck Dynasty into my DVR, it returns zilch.

What I do know is that the Subaru Sambar started production for the 1961 model year, so this isn’t a 1960 as listed on eBay, and the second generation without kuchibiru lip styling was released in 1966, so this car was built between 1966 and 1973.  This thing is a serious project, but it comes with an engine, transmission, and a no reserve auction.  All you need is a few bucks and a few years of your spare time.

See another miniature pickup from the past?