The aerodynamic critical phenomenon of notch-back type automobile-like bodies was investigated experimentally. The aerodynamic forces were measured for the various bodies of different back-light rake angle at Re=O.8xlO5, I.Ox106 and 1.4xI06. Also, surface flow visualization was effected by the oil mixture. It was found that the critical phenomenon for the notch-back type bodies was milder than for the hatch-back type bodies; the drag vs. slant angle curve for the hotch-back type bodies exihibiting local maximum was much smoother. Surface oil flow visualization revealed that the flow pattern associated with the critical phenomenon was characterized by the reattachment of the separated flow on the boot. The effect of the forebody on the critical phenomenon was seen to be negligible.