Well it doesn’t look like a sedan so I guess it qualifies as a wagon, right? Let’s find out. For my 96th post, let’s look at the TLV’s tiniest car.
The Subaru 360 is a rear-engined, two-door city car manufactured and marketed from 1958 to 1971 by Subaru. It was developed as Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry advocated a plan calling for the production of a “people’s car”. Hmm... now where did I hear that phrase?
Actually several variants were produced, including a convertible, 2 sport models and a station wagon which they called the Custom.
This model is from the Tomica TLV series and labeled it as LV-26 Subaru 360 Custom. This is one of the white models that came from Japan in my Mail Call 2.
So now we know that the model is a 360 Custom and Subaru called their station wagon variant the Custom. So it does qualify for Wagon Wednesday even when it does not look like your typical American station wagon.
Ok I guess I’m making every one confused now.
As for being the tiniest, just look at how it is compared with a Corolla.
This is one of the earlier TLV release and it comes in both white and red.
As most earlier release models are getting rare, I’m glad that this is still available from Japan Booster. How shall I describe this car? How about “So tiny and so cute”.