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Not a WRX

Subaru don’t just make the WRX. In fact they’ve made all sorts of weird things, from trains and planes, to wind turbines and generators.

From a vehicular perspective Subaru’s products vary widely too, some of which are rather further from the WRX than you might think.

This is one of them, the dinky Sambar micro-truck. A ‘kei’ car in Japan also badged as the Daihatsu Hijet and Toyota Pixis, the Sambar first launched in the ’60s, and today is on its tenth generation, powered by a 660cc engine and available in a variety of body-styles.

This is the pick-up variant, as built rather nicely by Joey Klusnick in Miniland style, replicating a Sambar owned by his local model shop. There’s more to see at Joey’s Flickr album, where his model is pictured alongside its real world counterpart.

Click the link above for a Subaru that’s not driven by an irritating bro with a blow-off valve.

Taste Optional

Lego 1980s Mini-Truck

This particular TLCB writer is too young to remember the 1980s, and quite thankful for it he is too. But a gentle mockery of some of TLCB’s more mature staff is not to be missed, and thus today we find ourselves looking at an example of a modified Chevrolet S-10, one of the ‘mini-trucks’ that were all the rage in 1980s America.

Flickr’s Lino M has added some giant Alpine speakers to the deck (for what we don’t know – this abomination?), scissor doors, and that… er, ‘tasteful’ pink pinstriped paint job as dictated by the time. Accompanying the Chevy are two unmistakably ’80s characters showing us why it’s never good to follow fashion trends too closely – you’ll only regret it later.

You can see more of Lino’s Chevrolet S-10 mini-truck on Flickr, click the link above to see more. No not that one – oh, too late!

Lego Chevrolet S-10