Subaru’s Rabbit had only 2 wheels

Video shares history of the first Subaru in the States

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Before Subaru sent the tiny 360 car to North America, Fuji Heavy Industries produced the Rabbit scooter, which was sold in the U.S. as early as 1957.

PS: The original version pre-dates the famed Vespa from Italy.


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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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