1955 Fuji Cabin

Second Floor - Industry

Likened to an enclosed scooter, the jelly bean-shaped Fuji Cabin was a creative effort to fill a need for cheap, economical cars during the postwar era. Designed by Flying Feather creator Ryuichi Tomiya, the three-wheeler was wellengineered and powered by a kick-start Gasuden scooter motor. The modern, streamlined body was a monocoque design constructed of lightweight fiberglass. However, the poor quality of the fiberglass bodies adversely affected sales, and only 85 cars were built.

Collection of Steve Girard, Nashota, Wisconsin