One-Family ‘Yota: 1982 Toyota Pickup SR5

If Toyota’s reputation for reliable vehicles wasn’t already cemented by the Land Cruiser, then the Toyota Pickups of the 1980s certainly set the bar for reliability. Small as they were, these were some of the mightiest… more»

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Aussie Import: 1965 Toyota Landcruiser

When I bought my 1981 Toyota HiAce last year, I had no idea where this type of vehicle was still in use. As my search for spare parts intensified, I got my answer: Australia, the land… more»

RHD HJ60: 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser

The 60-series Toyota Land Cruiser are iconic all around the world as rock solid pieces of engineering. Though some of them are still chugging along with their original engines, others have received V8 swaps. The only… more»

Cramped Cruiser: Chopped 1964 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45

There is no one word to describe what this is. It is certainly unique, even kind of cool, but given the value of this FJ45 in original condition, it is something of a tragedy. The seller… more»

To The Moon: 1992 Toyota Previa AWD 5-spd

The front wheel drive GM minivans of the early ’90s were known as the dustbusters for their appliance-like styling. When the Previa debuted, it look like a space craft that was ready to hover into the… more»

Copart Regrets: $950 1987 Toyota MR2

It’s not hard to spot Copart cars on eBay and other sites, as those stickers in the top corner of the windshield are dead giveaways. That’s an interesting choice of words – dead giveaways – as… more»

Rare SR5 Package: 1975 Toyota Corolla SR5

As some of you know, my 1981 Toyota HiAce project originated in Georgia after arriving by way of Panama, courtesy of a service member. Georgia in general is hiding a fair amount of project car treasure,… more»

Soon To Be Rising Sun: 1987 Toyota Celica Convertible

It is often hard to figure out what types of cars will be collectible.  Of course, cars with high horsepower, sports cars, convertibles, and generally those that were hits in their day are pretty sure bets. … more»

The Best Toyota: 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo

Toyota isn’t exactly known as a company that stirs up raw passion in car enthusiasts hearts.  Camrys are fine family cars, and some of them are even pretty fast.  However, let’s face facts.  You don’t find… more»

Almost Original: 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser

While this 1967 Toyota Land Cruiser is advertised as having one owner, that’s not quite true as the seller purchased the vehicle from the original owner. And while it looks very original (and is wearing its… more»

Cruel Climate: ’85 Toyota Corolla GT-S

Mention the letters AE86 to any Toyota fanboy and their eyes will grow wide as they’ve just been told there is a Santa Claus. Yes, the rear-wheel drive Corolla is the hot hatch you’d pine for if the… more»

Barn To Backyard: 1977 Toyota Celica GT

Many people have big dreams of discovering a barn find of their own. The idea may seem good, but sometimes the reality isn’t that pleasant. Rust, dirt, and mice droppings are not usually words associated with… more»

Rare Turbodiesel: 1986 Toyota Camry

It’s not uncommon to find older Toyota trucks utilizing diesel power; my very own 1981 HiAce project relies on an old-school 2L diesel powerplant. What is unusual is to find such mechanical sorcery in an old-school… more»