Spotted this Toyota Century at a car show the other day. This vehicle served as Toyota’s flagship luxury vehicle for many years. The RHD Century we spotted here is in really good condition and is finished in a nice black paint. It’s great to see a Japanese market-only vehicle on American soil. Enjoy.
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
Up for viewing today is the day 2 of 3 post of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Some manufacturers in this batch include pictures from Jaguar, Genesis, Chevy, VW, Ford, Rivian, Nucleus (WTF?), Kia, Toyota, Jeep, and Mazda.
Stay tuned for part 3 of the LA auto show where we will post up the modified vehicles.
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:
Here we are again, the end of another month. It can only mean one thing… hodgepodge! Where I select all the random photos of vehicles that didn’t get a post to themselves this month. Enjoy.
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.
Oh, hey there. I didn’t notice you standing there, poking my shoulder and screaming at me, “When will you publish a new LA Car Spotting post?!?!”
The truth is, I’ve been busy getting married and honeymooning. It takes a lot of planning and time to have a wedding ceremony and reception – especially if you do not have a wedding coordinator. But once the big day comes, it is all worth it. With so many friends and family members celebrating a joyous event with you, it’s unquestionably one of the best days.
Oh, the honeymoon was nice too. Maui, HI – a slice of paradise. And as we come full circle back to automobiles, we rented a 2 door Jeep Wrangler Sport to cruise around Maui. It was a fun vehicle and sits way higher than I expected. And what an off-roading vehicle it is, crushing obstacles such as gravel, dirt and small undulations with ease (/sarcasm – didn’t do any true off-roading)! Also, Maui is Toyota Tacoma country. Holy cow (they have a lot of cows too), there were so many Tacoma’s of all generations I couldn’t keep track.
Coming back to write a LACS post seems so natural. I missed it and I apologize for the lapse in posts. In November, I will try to do a post every other day to catch up!
Work Work Work… That is all I have been doing lately. Working non-stop does not leave enough time for spotting cars! Well here is the Hodgepodge that was suppose to go up May 31st. Better late than never I say.
Hey, not every vehicle I spot will be fine specimens of automotive excellence. Take this not-so-glamorous 1981 Toyota Corolla Liftback as an example. A little rough around the edges, with some fairly faded sun-beaten paint. This Corolla proudly announces to every motorist behind it that they do indeed, have the 1.8L engine. Revel in the power and sleek styling of the Corolla Liftback!
And check out some other Toyota’s from years past:
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.
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):