1970 Subaru 360: A Toy Van For The Street

It’s not a shrunken Type 2 VW, but rather an adorable little import built in Japan in an era long before Subaru started to earn its modern granola-crunching and power-sliding fanbase. Sun-soaked Arizona is an altogether alien terrain if you’re arriving from Japan, and as far as U.S. cities go, Greater Phoenix is not wanting for space—certainly not when compared to the tightly-packed streets of Japan’s metropolitan hubs—and a tiny van with an even smaller motor is no way to experience these wide-open desert highways if your version of the American Southwest requires a V8. But traversing the ramps and right angles around the city? This little UFO is quite handy indeed. The Subaru 360 Van is an efficient use of of space and it gets the kind of excellent mileage you’d expect from a barebones and mostly utilitarian machine, and yet its value lies more in its charm than its function.

See the photoshoot and read more about this 1970 Subaru 360 here: http://petro.li/Subaru360

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36 thoughts on “1970 Subaru 360: A Toy Van For The Street

  1. Freddy Chale says:

    A 6.2ft man drives his MicroMachine through downtown Phoenix… Cool!

  2. Freddy Chale says:

    JDM´s answer to the Flower Power van! What would have happened if they had offered it the US? Lots of Hippies with joint issues… Lovely!

  3. Ribierasacra says:

    Another one https://youtu.be/yZxzS2mwfwI This car is more like a FIAT 600 Multipla than a VW type2. https://youtu.be/VToZUt37o7o

  4. AJMC says:

    What is that jazzy tune on the background??!!

  5. Monte LK says:

    He's in Phoenix!!

  6. taipeman says:


  7. Nolan Wright says:

    Here's my toy car
    Here's my real car

  8. Jay9485 says:

    This video made me feel ☺

  9. joey ramirez says:

    29 other clowns get out of it too?

  10. So dope!

  11. 63mrl says:

    Met the gentt at the Scottsdale Pavilions car show, very genuine car guy.

  12. D B says:

    What an eloquent piece of art that serves both functionality and emotion! Would absolutely love one for road tripping!
    Thanks as always Petrolicious!!!!!!! My favorite channel!!!!!

  13. Jason Carpp says:

    Awesome video! I've heard of the Subaru Sambar 360. I've only seen one in person. It's a shame that Subaru discontinued the micro car.

  14. 6kchea ! says:

    Very unique but ffs get off the left lane!

  15. Would have been so cool to have one when they first came out. Very cute and simple

  16. What a nice little thing. Suicide doors in the 70ties…

  17. You guys did a very nice job choosing the music to complement the person and the car. Great video once again and thanks for sharing

  18. Mandrak789 says:

    Should be one seater apparently. That guy filled up the whole cabine.

  19. scheethoofd says:

    Love how it has racing stripes ! That's what you call commitment :D

  20. miki mori says:


  21. ebiyan55 says:

    サンバー懐かしいな〜 車も大切に乗ってもらえて喜んでると思います(^ω^)

  22. Aji Irawan says:


  23. Make a video on that Subaru Brat we saw parked in the background!

  24. David Brower says:


  25. Mea Fabella says:

    It's pretty awesome. Well done!

  26. Cas says:

    Hi, the footage looks amazing! on what camera and lenses was this video shot?

  27. Callum Jones says:

    Al gore lookalike?

  28. Actually… I like it! I like it a lot!

  29. Ron Smith says:

    I appreciate this channel for showcasing the many different types of cars that it does.

  30. Pete Witt says:

    Yes! More affordable classics!
    I love your storytelling.

  31. Miguel Reyes says:

    I kinda want one now

  32. K.J. G. says:

    Dear god man, that beast in the AZ summer must worse than any WW2 prison camp. Aside from that, awesome video

  33. Evan Watson says:

    Had a 69 model. Loved it. Bummer was parts were hard to find. Tires too. Sold a few years back. I miss it alot. It's how I taught myself to drive a stick. Glad they're around still. Got mine in .ca. Sold it in tx.

  34. p904 says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! Oh man……how this makes me smile. The weirder the better, and the jazz that starts it off. Absolute perfection for this dude.

  35. EvendimataE says:

    i find older cars more beautiful…..but….newer cars are easier to drive, safer and more efficient……i wish car manufacturers will make new cars with exact look as the old cars

  36. WRX STI drive line swap…

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