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Old 15th August 2007, 19:01   #1156
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ID:283 is a Subaru 360.



It was the first mass produced car by Fuji Heavy Industries, Japan starting 1958.

3,90,467 units were made over a dozen years until 1970.

It could seat four adults of small build, weighed 420 kg and was just 1.4 metres long.

It was replaced by the Fiat-like Subaru R2 1971-1974.

The Subaru 360 was powered by an air-cooled two-stroke two-cyl. 356 cc rear engine, that put out
25 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 34 Newton-metre torque @ 4500 rpm.
The engine was mounted aft of the rear wheels.
The little car could touch 83 km/h, yet return an economy of 28 km/litre.

In the quest to reduce weight, the round face was made of pressed steel sheet. The roof was made of fabric. And the rear window was acrylic not glass.

You can read more about it on the Summer 2006 issue of Subaru's Drive magazine.
A Peek in the “Attic”
Gogi's original pic seems to be from there.

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Old 15th August 2007, 19:57   #1157
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You've lived up to your rep Ram re ID:283 and guessed it right. I had expected you to recognize this one as you're a king in Jap cars

Now try ID:285

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ID: 283 is a Subaru 360. It was also known as "lady bug", correct me if I am wrong.
LOL Gogiji, what about me, I guessed it first!
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ID 285 is a 1938/9 Toyota.
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Old 16th August 2007, 10:39   #1160
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ID 285 is a 1938/9 Toyota.
Give the model name . Quite interesting car that. It was posted while I was with V-16 so I don't qualify to answer.
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Give the model name . Quite interesting car that. It was posted while I was with V-16 so I don't qualify to answer.
Its 1936/1937 Toyota AA.
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LOL Gogiji, what about me, I guessed it first!
Sorry GS"Ji".I didn't see your post. But yes you are right, you did guess it first. What I said about Ram is true too. The guy is amazing with his knowledge about classics and more so about Japanese and American cars. Ive seen him recognize the remotest of Jap cars and add to the little knowledge we all have regarding their history.

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ID 285 is a 1938/9 Toyota.
Both of you are right. ID 285 is a 1936 Toyota AA or Toyopet as what it was called back then.

This one should be a breeze.
ID:286 Give the make model and year of this one

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Old 16th August 2007, 15:26   #1163
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Toyota's AA was their first production model.
It was built in 1936 and the first one was sold in 1938.
So which is the model year?

By Indian standards, if an Esteem was built in 2005 and sold from a showroom in 2007, it would show up on the RTO records as a 2007 model, right?

OT: When I was a primary schoolboy (ca. 1963), at Dadar TT circle was a three-gala toystore run by a Parsi gentleman. It was called "New Colony Stores" and they had aluminium die-cast 1/43 scale models of Toyopet Crown and Datsun Bluebird cars.


ID:286 is a 1958 Toyopet Crown RS-L

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OT: When I was a primary schoolboy (ca. 1963), at Dadar TT circle was a three-gala toystore run by a Parsi gentleman. It was called "New Colony Stores" and they had aluminium die-cast 1/43 scale models of Toyopet Crown and Datsun Bluebird cars.


ID:286 is a 1958 Toyopet Crown RS-L

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Ah yes I remember Jimmy Uncle of New Colony Stores who also had a Vauxhall Velox and a Harley or was it an Indian? dont remember correctly. I had bought many a Matchbox series model cars from hm. At one time I had more than 300 of them. Big old Jimmy Uncle with suspenders. Of course im talking about the early seventis whrn i was a kid. Most of my time was spent in his Colony Stores on his lap with his elderly friends. Thats when they christened me a "Bawa Surdar". a tag which has still stuck on to me. He passed away a while ago and the toy store gave way to a saree shop. That whole line was owned by car lovers. Next to the toy shop was Lemo Tailors run by a Hyderabadi Gentleman who owned a 55 Dukkar. Then there was Manhar BAkery which is still there whos owner had a Honda 125 and a Dodge Kingsway Stationwagon fitted with a Perkin's (P-6) diesel engine. Further down at the fag end of the building Mr Gupta owned an women's gift shop and owned a 60's Ford Anglia.
Thanks for reminding me my kiddy days Ram. By the way I still stay at Dadar T.T. Circle
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Ah yes I remember Jimmy Uncle of New Colony Stores who also had a Vauxhall Velox and a Harley or was it an Indian? dont remember correctly.
May have been an Indian, Gogi with a floor-shift like gear lever.

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I had bought many a Matchbox series model cars from him. At one time I had more than 300 of them.
What days they were Gogi! Lesney Matchbox and Models of Yesteryear.
I had a Stanley Steamer and Mercer Raceabout.

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Big old Jimmy Uncle with suspenders. Of course im talking about the early seventis whrn i was a kid. Most of my time was spent in his Colony Stores on his lap with his elderly friends. Thats when they christened me a "Bawa Surdar". a tag which has still stuck on to me. He passed away a while ago ...and the toy store gave way to a saree shop. That whole line was owned by car lovers. Next to the toy shop was Lemo Tailors run by a Hyderabadi Gentleman who owned a 55 Dukkar. Then there was Manhar Bakery which is still there whos owner had a Honda 125 and a Dodge Kingsway Stationwagon fitted with a Perkin's (P-6) diesel engine. Further down at the fag end of the building Mr Gupta owned an women's gift shop and owned a 60's Ford Anglia.
What memories!

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Thanks for reminding me my kiddy days Ram. By the way I still stay at Dadar T.T. Circle
We must get together soon, Gogi.
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May have been an Indian, Gogi with a floor-shift like gear lever.


What days they were Gogi! Lesney Matchbox and Models of Yesteryear.
I had a Stanley Steamer and Mercer Raceabout.


What memories!


We must get together soon, Gogi.
Yes it did have a tank lever gear shift.
The match box cars made by Lesney Products England. I remember buying them at Rs 9/- what days
Anytime RAm we have to meet. hightime. I may be coming to Pune soon. I have your no. Ill call you.
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Sorry GS"Ji".I didn't see your post. But yes you are right, you did guess it first. What I said about Ram is true too. The guy is amazing with his knowledge about classics and more so about Japanese and American cars. Ive seen him recognize the remotest of Jap cars and add to the little knowledge we all have regarding their history.
No problem Gogi ji. I was just kidding. You are absolutely right about Ram. He does have an amazing knowledge about vintage and classics. I have been following his posts. He seems to know each and every car in this world. Same holds true for you Gogi ji as well as Karl. Even you two seem to have a very good knowledge.

One request - please don't call me "ji", Gogiji.

Some one guess ID:284 please.

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ID 287?
Its based off a mercedes . That hint should make it easy. Hopefully its not been posted here earlier!

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ID 287?
Its based off a mercedes . That hint should make it easy. Hopefully its not been posted here earlier!
Its the Fisker Tramonto.

It is based on Mercedes SL55 AMG and has the AMG built 493 hp V8. It is also available in performance plus package that produces 610 hp with a 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds.
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ID:284
Confused. Front looks like a mix of the Corvette (the protruding muscular fenders like the late 70's vette) and Ferrari (partly Daytona) and the butch rear resembles a classic Marcos?? What is it? You got me mate NOteven a Lotus. This is a toughie
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