50-year-old Subaru 360 policeman will be auctioned

50-year-old Subaru 360 policeman will be auctioned

March 25, 2020 1 By autotimesnews

The auction house RM Sothebys will sell the Subaru 360 1970 production year. The patrol car, which served in the New Zealand Department of Transportation, will be put up for auction scheduled for May 1–2 this year.

Production of the Subaru 360 was carried out from 1958 to 1971 – the model was released in the amount of almost 400,000 units. The Japanese nicknamed the 360th for small dimensions “a ladybug”: the length of the car is 2990 mm, width – 1300 mm, height – 1379 mm, and the distance between the axles – 1801 mm.

An inexpensive car was very popular in the local car market – it was offered in 2- and 3-door bodies, and there was also a variation with a folding fabric roof.

 Subaru 360 has under the hood a 356 cubic centimeter engine with a capacity of 25 hp, with which a 4-speed manual transmission operates. The car is painted in the traditional shades of New Zealand law enforcement, and on board a livery was inflicted on the local Department of Transportation.

This machine has special equipment: a siren and special light signals, and in the cabin it is worth noting the presence of the headdress of a New Zealand police officer, which is included in the kit. Lot price is not disclosed, but it is known that in 2010 the same car was sold for $ 16,500