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Does anybody have a pic of a 1981 360 wagon??


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#1 cole098

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 07:30 PM

Say does anybody have a pic of a 1981 wagon model 360??? Or is this just the same as the 1982 to 1984 body style????
And does a 360 have a 1600 or 1800 motor??? Joe

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 07:33 PM

Joe,the 360 was 13-10 years before that from '68 to '71 I believe.

It had a two-stroke motor of 360cc capacity as I understand it.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 07:38 PM

Thanks must have been a misprint. it was a ad in the autotrader 1981 360 4x4 wagon... It didnt sound right to me at all... Thanks Paul... Joe Oh it was sold right away.. another gem slipped thru the cracks...

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 07:39 PM

Yeah, the 360 is named after its 360cc 2stroke 2cyl engine. Its about 3/4 the size of a VW Bug. Was imported to the US from 1967 to 1969.

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 08:01 PM

Like Junkie said, it was imported into the USA from 1967 to 1969, that doesn't mean that they stopped building them and selling them else where. There is a two cylinder Subaru that sells in Japan today, not sure what they call it, but it is still there. I know they sold the 2 cylinder to third world countries long after they stopped selling them in the USA. The chances of it being a USA model are ZERO.

Check out this site, http://www.xs4all.nl/~mjs/subaruk.html

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Posted 26 September 2003 - 08:18 PM

Those vans were called Sambar's tho. Not 360's.

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 02:04 PM

Brian, I said that I didn't know what they called them now, but they are direct decendents of the 360, I believe that in 1981, they were called "Rex", but it only came in a 5 door sedan and a 3 door hatchback (which looks kind of like a wagon).

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 02:08 PM

I didn't think they made 4x4 versions either. Maybe it was just a 1981 4x4 wagon? Or maybe something like those mini 4wd pickups on ebay.

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 02:14 PM

Sorry Corky. I wasnt trying to correct you. I was just stating to Cole that chances are they were still called Sambar's... and not 360's (even tho they had the 360cc).

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 03:29 PM

Joe,

Looks like you better get that wagon from Paul before there are none left!! :brow:

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Posted 27 September 2003 - 07:51 PM

it's called the elten now. check out a pic I have of it.
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Posted 27 September 2003 - 10:53 PM

Sorry, there was never a 360 wagon *officially* imported to the States. There was, however, a 360 wagon. The 360 van/cargo wagon/Sambar are all the same vehicle, a little refrigerator on wheels with four doors, the aforementioned 356cc 2 cyl 2-stroke engine, and a rear lift back. You can see pictures of those at the 360 Club site; they began production in 1963 and were imported to the States between 1968-70 (as '69 and '70 models). The 360 Custom/station wagon is a different breed entirely: It's a 360 sedan from the front to the back of the door pillar, and then it has its own uniquely styled 2-door station wagon body (think of what the offspring of a VW Fox wagon and a '53 Buick would look like). Pictures of that may be viewed here: http://subaru360.150...u360/custom.htm (thanks to Russ Doyle for maintaining the site). As far as I know the tech specs were the same as the sedan, except the cargo capacity and (I believe) the transmission. Customs were never available in the States, and began production in 1965-67, depending on who you believe. All 360 production ended in 1970 with the introduction of the much-better R2, followed by the Rex, Vivio, and now Elten.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 09:05 AM

They still actally produce the Sambar, Subaru Sambar Jes that I'm pretty sure they are sold only in Japan. They sell them in 2wd and 4wd, auto and manual. Plus you can get dump beds, refrigerator boxes, all kindsa different models, not jes passenger vehicles. Not sure what size motor they have though, can't read too much japanese. We don't get everything here in the states, never have, prolly never will. As for the add in the paper, it "could" be correct, military personell buys cars overseas and ship em home all the time, coulda happened.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 06:57 PM

Uhh,why did Subaru of America celebrate thier 30th anniversary in 1998?

You guys said '67 and '69 but I always knew it to be 1968 that Subaru sold cars in the USA.....correct me if I'm wrong and I'll sit in the corner for an hour.

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 08:21 PM

Thanks you all for you replys and the education.. Joe

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 08:40 PM

SoA celebrated their 30th in 1998 because Subaru of America was founded and started importing cars in 1968. The cars that they were importing were sold as '69 models, though, since they went on sale just before the beginning of the US makers' 1969 model year. Now they're celebrating their 35th anniversary with 2k4 models because 2004 came 35 years after the 1969 model year...confusing, no?

Hope this helps, Andrew

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Posted 28 September 2003 - 11:58 PM

yuh huh

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 10:36 AM

There's one of those little vans n a yard about a couple of miles from me. Been wanting to get a photo of it and post it, but always space the camera. Wonder what he'd let it go for. I'd be the talk of the town showing up to a soob show in a soob van. Also wonder if I could even fit in one to drive it. . .

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Posted 29 September 2003 - 06:03 PM

here is a link that shows an older sambar with 660cc, so the new one must be bigger than that.
just scroll down to the bottom




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