One Awesome Carport: 1969 Subaru 360 Sambar.

February 27, 2011

7 comments

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is super. I love it.

Big Dave said...

It looks small, almost like a kei van of some sort. I agree about it being super though.

tony said...

!!!

vegetable oil tubs everywhere, presumably for the p'up diesel in the driveway and maybe the i-mark, one day day...

off-center license plate ftw. love the chrome barely-there bumpers are wonderful. wheelbarrow tires. side-view mirrors protruding like antennae.

tag added: [B]suicide doors[/B].

Justin said...

It is a kei van. Love these little buggers.

tony said...

so the day after ben posts this ridiculous find, my wife and i go and check out this house for sale in a part of town that i don't get to explore very often. as we pull up, i see an cream-colored i-mark parked on the distant curbside.

my first thought, "whoa, i-mark! ben just posted one of these last night!"

then as we got closer, i saw the nearby carport.

the google streetview images are date-stamped 2005, indicating that they've had the van for at least since then, and that the i-mark replaced a gen-1 tercel.

Casey said...

you were close... it is actually a 1969 Subaru 360. sambar is another name for the van body style.

i picked it up in ROUGH shape in the late nineties for $100 and spent the better part of a decade tracking down the parts and restoring it.

thanks for all the kind words. i love my 360. driving it is a truly unique experience...

casey

ben said...

Thanks for that Casey, you are the man!