1958 Subaru 360
The 1958 Subaru 360 had a simple design with a boxy body and minimal chrome accents. A two-cylinder, two-stroke engine powered the small car, producing 16 horsepower and a top speed of around 50 miles per hour. The car was extremely fuel-efficient with gas mileage of up to 66 miles per gallon. The styling of the car was unorthodox to say the least, especially with more casual-looking cars such as the Volkswagen Bug (via Net Car Show).
The 360 was also easy to maneuver and park, which made it popular among city dwellers. Despite its small size, the 360 was spacious enough to comfortably seat four adults. The 1958 Subaru 360 was a popular car in Japan and paved the way for the company’s success in the global automotive market because of its fuel efficiency.