Billionaire investor/car guy/Yugo enthusiast Malcom Bricklin started importing the Subaru 360 in 1968, where he sold them for a basic starting price of $1,297. The little 360/Ladybug was only slightly faster than the typical lawnmower engine powered home-made go-kart, but had license plates and was legal to drive on the road. Unfortunately, US importation of the 360 ended by 1971, shortly after the muckrakers at Consumer Reports labeled the lightweight as “Not Acceptable” due to safety concerns. Imagine what those pearl clutchers would have said if they’d see a 360 that had been modified like this next one?! Find this 1971 Subaru 360 offered for $7,900 in Seattle, WA via craigslist.
The Nissan S-Cargo is a part of Nissan’s Pike family of vehicles that were sold new in Japan and predated the current retro-style fad (PT Cruiser, Prowler, HHR, SSR etc). In stock form the S-Cargo looks like a washing machine with cartoon eyes, but it was a retro styled tribute to the Citroën 2CV […]
The Subaru 360 microcar was built by Fuji Heavy Industries from 1958-1971. It shares its rear engine layout, roomy interior and brutal slowness with Volkswagen’s Beetle, but is more matched with a Fiat 500 for size/comfort. This example first appeared on the DT cardar back in March from a tip from Kaibeezy but the price […]
The Subaru 360 Ladybug was built by Fuji Heavy Industries from 1958-1971 as a quirky Japanese version of the VW Beetle, with which it shares a rear engine layout, roomy interior and brutal slowness. This 1970 Subaru 360 is for sale in Ashton, IL currently bidding on ebay for $3,127 with 1 day left. […]