Hello. Spotted a Early 1990’s Toyota HiAce the other day. Not just any HiAce though; this is the Super Custom Limited model, which was spec’d very nicely when released. This one is also a Turbo Diesel which makes it even more cool, and it’s Right Hand Drive on American shores. Truly a gem on the LA streets.
One must remember that the HiAce was originally introduced to the market as a delivery truck/van. And like all things automotive, the consumer wanted more luxury and more velvet. The thirst for “super awesome limited luxury custom EFI Turbo S Type R” model vehicles could not be quenched. But this HiAce gets close. Enjoy
I don’t know what is going on with this truck but I kind of like it. It is a mash-up of many different styles, almost as if somebody pulled different modification choices from a hat. It’s a JDM Nascar pickup truck and I dig it’s uniqueness. Bravo to it’s indecisive owner.
And check out some other Toyota Pickups we’ve spotted:
1976 Toyota Pickup Truck
1982 Toyota 4×4 Pickup
Spotted another third generation (A60) Toyota Celica. This one is not in as good of shape as the last 3rd Gen Celica that I spotted. This looks to be the GT-S version of the Celica, equipped with fender flares and 14 inch wheels indicative of the trim level.
Not all the cars we feature are sublime… in fact some are rather mundane. Take for example this perfectly adequate means of transportation; the 1985 Toyota Tercel hatchback. Bask in the glory of average automotive existence.
Believe it or not, this is not the first Tercel we’ve spotted.
1980 Toyota Tercel Hatchback
I’ve been stumbling upon some pretty cool vehicles recently, and this Celica Supra from the mid-1980’s does not disappoint. You may be asking yourself, “Don’t confuse me, is it a Celica or is it a Supra?!” Well the Celica and Supra were one in the same when introduced in 1979. The “Supra” was an offshoot of the Celica lineup, boasting increased performance and unique styling that differentiated it from the standard Celica. Fun fact: The Toyota Supra had an inline six-cylinder engine installed since it was introduced in 1979 – Nice!
And check out previous old-school Toyota’s we’ve spotted, like yesterdays 1981 Toyota Corolla Coupe (TE72):
1980 Datsun 280zx
1974 Toyota Corolla 1600 Deluxe (E30)
Spotted a wonderfully bright yellow Toyota Corolla Coupe from the early 1980’s. Toyota decided to sadly switch to a FWD layout with the thrid generation of Corolla. None-the-less, it still sports the peppy 1.8L 4-cylinder motor and rocks a charming boxy sheet metal style.
Check out previous Toyota Corolla’s we have spotted:
1974 Toyota Corolla 1600 Deluxe (E30)
1980 Toyota Tercel Hatchback (basically a corolla 😉
An if you want to read some more info about the E70 (3rd gen) Toyota Corolla, click HERE
Happy first 2018 post! Let’s start it off with a bang – and wow this thing is cool.
The 1990 (I think) Toyota Town Ace. Not just any Town Ace, this is the “Royal Lounge”. Please somebody tell me there is a better named trim level out there. “Royal Lounge” exudes excellence and luxury… I mean just look at this van! And it’s 4WD!! And it’s a diesel!!! This van is all combinations of right.
I am fairly confident this is an imported model which makes it even cooler. Although I spotted this in Los Angeles, it is rocking Oregon plates. People will often register imports in other states because it is so difficult to register a imported vehicle in California. Enjoy!
We’re sticking with the theme of Toyota pickups. This one comes to us in a blazing orange glory from 1976. Is it coincidental that all the small pickups of this time such as the Datsun 620 and the Ford Courier, were similar looking and offered this amazing orange paint option? In matter of fact, all the colors they offered on these trucks were pretty rad. Bring back more cool colors!
The infamous Toyota Land Cruiser. They just don’t make them like this anymore – and by that I mean big, reliable and void of creature comforts. Of course it gets awful gas mileage and rides like a brick with wheels but that’s all the fun!
Information via Wiki:
The J70 was introduced as a soft-top, hard-top, FRP top, utility, cab-chassis, and Troop Carrier (inward facing rear seats).The petrol engine was replaced with a 4.0 L 3F engine. The 70 Light had a four-wheel coil spring solid-axle suspension for better ride quality. This lighter duty version of the Land Cruiser had the 22R 2.4 L gasoline engine, 2L and 2L-T (turbo) 2.4 L diesel engines commonly found in the Toyota Hilux. The 70 Light was sold in some markets as the Bundera or the Landcruiser II, later called 70 Prado. The 70 Prado eventually became popular and evolved into the 90. An automatic transmission (A440F) was introduced making it the first four-wheel drive Japanese vehicle with an automatic transmission.