1966 Toyota Publica DX

In order to understand the Toyota Publica, or many other Japanese cars of its type, you need to understand the concept of the “national car” as outlined by the Japanese government, specifically the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. The MITI called for the design of a people’s car that could go at least 100 km/h,… Continue reading 1966 Toyota Publica DX

1969 Toyota 2000GT

The average sale price of a 2000GT is $1 million. Now that’s impressive. It is regarded as one of the most valuable cars in any collection. In total, 351 2000GTs were produced (including for racing and movies) and 150 were exported outside of Japan. What is a halo car? A flagship car model used to bring prestige… Continue reading 1969 Toyota 2000GT

1951 Toyopet Model SA

The 1951 Toyopet Model SA was the first car produced by Toyota for the domestic Japanese market and also the first Toyota vehicle exported to the United States. The car was based on the 1936 Chevrolet but with improvements to the engine, transmission, and suspension. It was powered by a 27 horsepower, four-cylinder engine with… Continue reading 1951 Toyopet Model SA

1936 Toyoda Model AA

The 1936 Toyoda Model AA was the first car produced by the Japanese automaker, Toyota. The Model AA was a luxury car that was designed and produced to appeal to the wealthy Japanese market during the 1930s. The Model AA featured a 3.4-liter engine, which produced 62 horsepower and 153 lb-ft of torque, and was… Continue reading 1936 Toyoda Model AA

1936 Toyota Model AA

The Toyota Model AA is a car produced by Toyota from 1936 to 1943. It was the company’s first passenger car, and was introduced at a time when Japan’s automotive industry was still in its infancy. The Model AA was powered by a 3.4-liter inline-six engine that produced 62 horsepower. It had a top speed… Continue reading 1936 Toyota Model AA

1983 Toyota Corolla LEVIN Model AE86

The 1983 Toyota Corolla LEVIN Model AE86 is a classic Japanese sports car that is highly sought after by car enthusiasts and collectors. It was produced from 1983 to 1987 and is known for its lightweight construction and rear-wheel drive configuration, which gives it excellent handling and responsiveness. The AE86 was available in two different… Continue reading 1983 Toyota Corolla LEVIN Model AE86

2014 Toyota Mirai

The 2014 Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCV) that was introduced to the market in Japan in December 2014 and later in the United States in 2015. It is a four-door sedan that is powered by an electric motor, which is fueled by hydrogen and produces zero emissions. The Mirai has a… Continue reading 2014 Toyota Mirai

1997 Toyota Prius

The 1997 Toyota Prius was the first generation of the hybrid electric vehicle produced by Toyota. It featured a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. The combined horsepower output was 70 horsepower. The Prius was able to achieve an impressive fuel economy of around 42 miles per gallon in the city and 45… Continue reading 1997 Toyota Prius