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In an era when four-wheeled light trucks were mostly of the bonnet type, the Sambar was developed as a cab-over truck with a new image. It was well-regarded in the market for its ample cargo space and superior ride comfort, and it opened the way to specialty markets in a variety of fields.
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Storage location:SUBARU GALLERY, FUJI HEAVY INDUSTRIES LTD. GUNMA MAIN PLANT (10-1, Higashihon-cho, Ohta-shi, Gunma-ken 373-8555)
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Year manufactured:1961
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Manufacturer:Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Subaru Sambar
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Model name:K-151
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Company name:Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1961
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Vehicle type/usage:Mini truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Subaru Gallery (Ohta)
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Model / Weight
Style:Truck
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:395 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:This truck became famous as the truck that a tofu dealer could drive without damaging his tofu.
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Body / Size
Overall length:2990 mm
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Overall width:1300 mm
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Overall height:1520 mm
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Tire size:4.50-10-4PR
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Features:・The Sambar presented a new image of a cab-over truck that stood out against the mainstream of small four-wheel bonnet type trucks
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Front axle:Trailing arm type
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Rear axle:Swing axle type
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Wheelbase:1670 mm
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Features:The comfortable ride led to the famous tofu episode described above.
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Air-cooled/inline 2-cylinder
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Displacement:356 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:18/4700 (ps/rpm)
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:3 forward speeds, 1 reverse speed
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Drive system:RR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:・Fuji Heavy Industries: Its technology & people behind it ・Fuji Jukogyo 30 Nenshi
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