Scale Model Fan: Toyota Publica

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Toyota Publica

Toyota Publica

As the Americans had had the Model T, and the Germans had the Volkswagen the Japanese, not so long after from a disastrous conflict, to create the car that would put country on wheels. In 1955, the government published the requirements for a vehicle, which had to be light and yet demonstrate decent performance and reliability, and obviously remain Quite a challenge!


In spite of the difficulties, Toyota’s felt up to the task. Initially, took their inspiration another successful popular car of the the Citroën 2CV. They a prototype fitted with a to the front wheels but, any experience in this field, the car a failure and it was decided to revert to a reasonable rear-wheel-drive. Nevertheless, the car was to an air-cooled, opposed twin as its model. Displacement was 700 cc for an output of 28 hp, the car to reach 110 kph. But unlike the the little Toyota was to be a modern-looking with two doors and seating for passengers. Production of this finally started in June after it had been christened a name chosen to denote its impact on the Japanese masses. things went somewhat at least at first.

Toyota had supposed the average were eagerly awaiting Publica, but rapidly had to admit it simply didn’t sell. The was put on the lack of equipment – by the early in a more prosperous Japan it used to be a few years before, customers were looking for a car was less spartan. They found it when Toyota a superior Deluxe version. The had just met its public, at last.

In 1966, the Publica was thoroughly Most obvious was its new front longer and more elegant, but tiny modifications had been all around the body. Its engine was to 800c and 36 hp, or even 45 hp in the new convertible Sales continued to be strong, but were slowly turning to more sophisticated small When production of the initial was stopped in April 1969, the car succeeded it bore the same but was a totally different automobile, on the Corolla’s shortened platform.

About the model

Model: Toyota Publica

1961

Toyota Publica

Maker: Ebbro

1/43

Distributed by: Ebbro

Acquired: brand new, in 2006, Manila, Philippines

not Ebbro’s best model, but very acceptable. I experienced trouble with the door that were getting My rating is 13/20.

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