Pictures don't do the Porsche 356 justice. It looks bulbous in photos, but in person it flows very nicely. Hiding behind is not a Beetle. It's a Toyopet Model SA. It was Toyota's first small passenger car. The name "Toyopet" was picked in a public contest.
Aiming for low cost and small size, many post-war designs look a little...odd to the modern eye. On the left, a 1955 Flying Feather, followed by a Fuji Cabin 5A then Subaru's first production car, the 360 Model K111.
In this early era of Japanese domestic auto production, it's pretty obvious style wasn't high on the design checklist. Then again, this was true of most automakers in the '50s (US domestic not included).
The big 1967 Toyota Century. This is a fascinating car. It's Toyota's flagship car in Japan. It's only been redesigned once in its nearly 50 years in production. It basically doesn't export it. It even comes with a V-12, made by Toyota, and not used in any other vehicle.
It may not look like much, but this is the granddaddy of the modern Skyline GT-Rs. It's a Prince Skyline 2000GT-B. Nissan did what has often created legends in the auto world: took the engine from a bigger car and squeezed it onto a smaller one.