This item is an injection-plastic passenger car kit.
Virtually unchanged from the day it first went on sale, the Subaru 360 -- known by the nickname "ladybug" -- has been loved by many over the years. In 1955, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry urged car makers to produce a "people's car," and Fuji Heavy Industries, putting some of their experience as Nakajima Airplane (what the firm was known as during WWII) to work, developed the 360. Despite its appearance, four adults can be comfortably seated and the car is extremely economical and fun to drive. Originally going on sale in 1958, the car appeared in numerous different variations, including a convertible, passenger/cargo combination model, deluxe model, and option-packed super model.