Daihatsu Bee

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Daihatsu Bee
Daihatsu bee.jpg
Body and chassis
Body style2-door coupé
LayootRear-ingine, rear-wheel-drive
Ingine540 cc H2 (petrol)

The Daihatsu Bee wis a three wheeled microcaur that wis produced bi Daihatsu Kogyo Co Ltd frae 1958.

Awtho Daihatsu haed been producin motorized tricycles for carryin freight syne 1930, an haed an aa produced a smaw caur for military uise in 1937, the Bee wis the first passenger caur the company haed biggit for sale tae the general public. The caur wis marketed frae October 1951, shortly afore the company changed its name frae 'Hatsudoki Seizo Co' tae Daihatsu.

Photographs show the caur wi a twa door fibreglass body, tho ither soorces state that it haed a fower door body insteid an as a result wis popular as a taxi. Pouer wis providit bi a rear mounted 540 cc OHV air-cooled twa-cylinder fower stroke ingine. The caur wis adapted frae ane o Daihatsu's three wheeled delivery trucks. It wis released for sale in 1958, an sauld vera few units.