Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports Car

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Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports Car

Postby Darksider » December 22nd 2015, 10:26am

While Toyota is known for making lifeless, reliable vehicles, the automaker used to create sporty, compact cars that enthusiasts could enjoy driving. Tracing back through Toyota’s lineage reveals the incredible Sports 800 that led the way for the Toyota Supra, Celica and 2000 GT. This classic is extremely rare and was only made for the Japanese market, but that didn’t stop this enthusiast from getting his hands on one.

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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby fatman » December 23rd 2015, 12:51pm

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I grew up in a Toyota. My mother had one of these when I was a kid.

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I had one of these as my first car. Mine was turd brown.

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Almost landed one of these in the Celica GT form as car #3 or #4, it's probably a good thing I didn't get it. IMO the sexiest car ever produced by Toyota.

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Then I drifted into the Honda's mixed with a few domestics for cars until a few years ago when I Scored the Land Cruiser and then the Tacoma.

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Postby koimaster » December 23rd 2015, 3:10pm

Had that same Celica back in 78 or so. Carol drove it to work in the City everyday. Reliable auto.
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby spanky1 » December 23rd 2015, 3:58pm

On February 10, 2014, Toyota submitted an application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office to renew the Supra trademark.[30]

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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby artman » December 23rd 2015, 6:34pm

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I love my FR-S (Toyota 86 in Japan). Not the fastest car, but a lot of fun to drive and it gets 30mph!
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Postby conjurer » December 23rd 2015, 7:44pm

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I love my FR-S (Toyota 86 in Japan). Not the fastest car, but a lot of fun to drive and it gets 30mph!


Nice car, but only 30mph? A schmuck in a golf cart could beat that!
Johannes! My knees are trembling from banging her so hard with my rod!

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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby codguy » December 24th 2015, 5:54am

Even our "family car" (identical to the one below) will do at least 115 and get to it quite quickly.
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Leave it to me to Cecil a Infiniti into a Toyota thread.
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby ocean » December 24th 2015, 6:42am

codguy wrote:Even our "family car" (identical to the one below) will do at least 115 and get to it quite quickly.
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Leave it to me to Cecil a Infiniti into a Toyota thread.


Owned a J30t in the 90s nice car I know for a fact a buck forty was possible. :twisted:
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby eddiea » December 25th 2015, 8:48am

Miss my Supra......
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby Tzimisces » December 25th 2015, 9:07am

I currently own a 2013 Tacoma which I love. However, one of my favorite cars I've owned was a 1979 Datsun 810 sedan. Fast (fuel injected 6, I was told the same engine as the 280Z). Handled fantastic, and was a fun car to drive. Rust was a problem, though.
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby Nuvolari » December 25th 2015, 1:38pm

Nice Land Crusher! The steel bumper & hooks show its ready for fun. (I assume the wench must be on another rig.)

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I grew up in a Toyota. My mother had one of these when I was a kid.

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I had one of these as my first car. Mine was turd brown.

Image


Almost landed one of these in the Celica GT form as car #3 or #4, it's probably a good thing I didn't get it. IMO the sexiest car ever produced by Toyota.

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Then I drifted into the Honda's mixed with a few domestics for cars until a few years ago when I Scored the Land Cruiser and then the Tacoma.

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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby smellody » December 28th 2015, 7:13pm

All I can say is they are the Invicta of the British car. Rip offs. Buy the original.
   
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby fatman » December 28th 2015, 9:00pm

Thanks Nuv, I haven't really needed a winch. She is pretty damn capable in OE form with a slight lift.
Locking front/center/rear diffs will take that 6000# truck a lot of places the steering wheel holder won't want to go.

I don't wheel her much and when I do I don't push things. It's a really straight truck, 22yrs old and not even a door ding with the exception of A lot of trail pinstripes and the last time I went out I bumped a tree and put the first dent after 21yrs.

Her first time off pavement. Big Rock park- Maysville Ky. 1-1-12

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ACC fall gathering 2012 Golden mountain park-Sparta Tenn.

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The artsy fartsy shot but my all time favorite of this truck.

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What looks like a poser shot really isn't. That is the set up for the best line for a steep sharp 45' turn drop off. You can see where all of the rocker sliders have been rubbing on the rock.

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ACC fall gathering 2014 Golden mountain park- Sparta Tenn.

WET!

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The view when I woke up in the morning and popped the lift gate.

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My only abuse so far to this truck. Busted tail light and tangerine size dent under the light.
Drive her to, wheel her, sleep in her and drive her home every time. There is a reason Isis doesn't drive Land rovers. :D
When I do finally crease a quarter or skin, get a tow rig, it will be on!

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And this is what happens when the wheel holder doesn't do his job. :shock:

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Sorry for the spew, thanks for looking.
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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby codguy » December 29th 2015, 6:27am

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Four doors for more whores??


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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby fatman » December 29th 2015, 6:35am

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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby koimaster » December 29th 2016, 12:12pm

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Re: Classic Toyota Paved The Way For Some Of The Best Sports

Postby robatsu » December 29th 2016, 4:37pm

Here is my beloved 2015 Tacoma, TRD Off-Road version. When I bought it, I had the dealer install the TRD supercharger and cat-back exhaust.

After I picked it up, I immediately drove over to the coast (Oregon version) for some bonding

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Previous to that I had gotten 13 lovely years out of my 2001 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4WD, regular cab 2-seater. The resale on that was unbelievable, I had gotten a stellar deal in 2002 on it as sort of a leftover at 12k and then, after 13 years and 120k miles, sold it for 9k, 75% of what I had paid for it new. Again, unbelievable, the last few years I owned it, I routinely had strangers approach me in parking lots wanting to buy it.
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