I found this little Truck on eBay, and it really is unique. I’m not sure if I want it or not….
This truck is being offered by Laguna Classics of Costa Mesa, California. They currently have quite a few desirable Mercedes Benz Models, including four 1971 Mercedes Benz 280 SE Convertibles, but they also have a couple of “Barn Finds” which they are auctioning off, and this Subaru is one of them.
According to the listing:
Several variations of the Subaru 360 were produced and included a station wagon and a Pickup version .In 1969 the 356cc engine which displaced a mere 21.7 cubic inches, and used a 61.5mm x 60mm bore and stroke, 6.7-compression and a Solex-type Hitachi sidedraft carb to make 25hp and 5,500 rpm and 25.3-lbs.ft of torque at 4,500 rpm which was a pretty impressive feat for that time period as more than one horsepower per cubic inch was rare for a two-stroke engine.
The Sambar was created for the market segment that desired a Subaru 360 that was able to carry small loads,
such as for commercial delivery usage. The nickname for this version is the “kuchibiru” Sambar.
This is a very neat little Truck and still has original paint on it. The last owner had the car for 27 years and he used to drive it a lot on the weekends. The Truck has now been parked for many years and he does not even remember last time he started it.