Subaru 1000, Front Drive for the Jet Age

We’re not sure if this 1967 Subaru ad is trying to draw a on the company’s aeronautic background, but there’s plenty of jet footage interspersed with a group of Subaru 1000s at the high-banked Yatabe test track. Of course, Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries was formed from the remnants of a Nakajima Aircraft, and many ex-Nakajima employees used their knowledge of lightweight materials and unibody construction during the development of the 1000. It’s a long story that you can read all about in the Subaru 50 year retrospective we did in JNC Issue 2, but for now you can watch the strain the front-wheel-drive family car puts on its whitewall tires.

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