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cc76 ‘cc

T H E   3 6 0 c c   E R A  (1949-1975)

Since world War Two, engine sizes have changed 3 times.  With the 1955 change to 360cc as the upper limit for 2-strokes, as well as 4-strokes, the kei-class really began to take off, with cars from Suzuki (Suzulight) and then the Subaru 360, the first mass produced kei-car, finally able to fill the people’s need for basic transportation without being too severely compromised.

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m6  (ダイハツ) Daihatsu  Related image

   cc65 cc67 cc66

  Fellow 360 (1970)        Fellow Max TL (1972)       Fellow Max HT (1973)

cc68 cc109 cc112 cc110 cc111

The 1970 (only) Daihatsu Fellow Buggy:  Only about 100 examples were manufactured which used fibre-reinforced plastic bodywork in its construction.  It was not actually a ‘Fellow, as it was built on the Daihatsu Hijet chassis and it also used the Hijet’s lower powered (26 PS/19 kW) engine, which provided a top speed of 95 kph (59 mph).

Hijet (1963 & 1964): cc78   Hijet (1965): cc77

Hijet (1968): cc79   Hijet (1971): cc80

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m15  (ホンダ / 本田) Honda Related image

1969 Honda N360 01.jpg  Honda N360 (1967 – 1972)  

T360 (1963): HondaT360.JPG   S360 (1962): Honda Sports360 prototype 01.jpg

kc23 cc88 cc89 cc90

Z360 (1970-74)        TN360 (1967)          TNlll (1970)           TN-V (1972)

 Honda-VamosoOLD.JPGcc19  HondaLifeStepvan.JPG

Honda Vamos (1970-73)   Honda Life (1971)    Life Step Van (1972-74)

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Image result for mazda badge  M A Z D A  (マツダ / 松田)   m20

CC12  cc17  cc15  cc16  Mazda-B360.jpg

Mazda R360 Coupé (1960-66)        Mazda Carol (1962-70)        B360 (1961-68)

        Chantez-F.jpg 

    B360 (1966)  Mazda Porter (1968) Porter Cab (1970)  Mazda Chantez (1972-76)

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Image result for mitsubishi badge   Mitsubishi(ミツビシ / 菱)   Related image

     cc47 Mitsubishi-360.jpg cc48 cc49

    LT22 (1961-64)    LT25 (1967-69)      360 (1968-69)      Minica (1962)     LA21 (1965-66)

         cc50 cc51 cc52 cc53 cc54

           LA23 (1967)   Minica 70 (1969)   Van (1969-73)    Skipper (1971) Skipper IV (1973)

The Mitsubishi Minica F4  cc55  (1973)

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my100  (スバル / 昴) Subaru   Related image

cc59 cc60 cc61 cc62

Subaru 360 (1958)  360 Custom (1959)  Convertible (1960)  Young SS (1960)

cc116 360 variants cc117 360 EK31 engine cc114

SUBARU / 360 Commercial:   image

The  rare  360  Commercial  of  1959 )

(1970 air-cooledSubarR-2.jpg R-2 cc64 (1972 water-cooled)

sam9 sam10 sam12

    (1961 – 66) Subaru Sambar Truck 1G

sam14  1966 Sambar 2G  sam13

1973 Sambar 3G:  sam18

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kc159  (スズライト Suzulight / スズキ/ 鈴木 Suzuki) Related image

kc20 CC1 kc149 cc2 cc3

Suzulight Fronte TLA (1962-63)   (late 1967)  Suzuki Fronte LC10 (1967-70)   LS10 Van (1969)

1970 Jimny LJ10: cc37   1973 LJ20cc38

cc4 ss78 cc5 cc6

    Fronte GT/W (1971) Fronte Coupé LC10W   GL/W (1972)   Hatch LS30 (1973)

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