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cc76 ‘cc

The 360 cc Era (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 (’70)           Fellow Max TL (’72)           Fellow Max HT (’73)

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 a 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

Honda N360 (1967-1972): 1969 Honda N360 01.jpg

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

kc23 cc88 cc89 cc90

Z360 (’70-’74)         TN360 (’67)         TNlll (’70)        TN-V (’72)

     Honda-VamosoOLD.JPG cc19   HondaLifeStepvan.JPG

           Honda Vamos (’70-’73)         Honda Life (’71)    Honda Life Step Van (’72-’74)

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 M A Z D A (マツダ / 松田) Mazda m20

CC12  cc17  cc15  cc16  Mazda-B360.jpg

 Mazda R360 Coupe (’60-’66)        Mazda Carol (’62-’70)        B360 (’61-’68)

        Chantez-F.jpg 

      B360 (’66)    Mazda Porter (’68) Porter Cab (’70)    Mazda Chantez (’72-’76)

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kc154  (ミツビシ / 菱) Mitsubishi Related image

     cc47 Mitsubishi-360.jpg cc48 cc49

    LT22 (’61-’64)    LT25 (’67-’69)        360 (’68-’69)      Minica (’62)     LA21 (1965-’66)

         cc50  cc51  cc52  cc53  cc54

           LA23 (’67)   Minica 70 (’69)   Van (’69-’73)    Skipper (’71) Skipper IV (’73)

Minica F4 (1973): cc55

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my100  (スバル / 昴) Subaru Related image

cc59  cc60  cc61  cc62

Subaru 360 (’58)  360 Custom (’59)  Convertible (’60)  Young SS (’60)

cc116 360 variants cc117  360 EK31 engine  cc114

SUBARU / 360 Commercial:   image

(The rare 360 Commercial of 1959)

(’70 early air-cooledSubarR-2.jpg R-2 cc64 (’72 water-cooled)

sam9sam10sam12

    (’61-’66) Subaru Sambar Truck 1G

’66 Sambar 2G:sam13sam14  ’73 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 (’62-’63) (late ’67)  Suzuki Fronte LC10 (’67-’70)  LS10 Van (’69)

1970 Jimny LJ10: cc37   1973 LJ20: cc38

cc4 ss78 cc5 cc6

    Fronte GT/W (’71) Fronte Coupé LC10W   GL/W (’72)   Hatch LS30 (’73)

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