One Year Later: The Zimbabwe 1965 Toyota Sports 800

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Toyota Sports 800

One Year Later: The Zimbabwe Toyota Sports 800

This Toyota Sports 800 (chassis ) was featured here on BaT when in Zimbabwe, and then the buyer us this update on the car when he it to Australia for restoration. He is now parting the car after their client out and abandoned the project, and though it is and mostly complete looking, the details on such a rare will not be without difficulties. it here on eBay in Brisbane, Special thanks to James B. for the

From what we can see in photos the car to be rust-free with solid floors, and bodywork. There be rust hidingunderneath, though, and the slapdash paintjob it’s wearing could indicate cut elsewhere–Bondo, for instance. It’s missing bumperettes, both arms, and two hubcaps, and shows moderate hail damage on the We’d start with a metal strip respray, turn to looking for trim–a long hunt.

Toyota Sports 800

The car looks complete inside seats are incorrect. Fortunately a simple design and shouldn’t be trouble to replicate. The sill to chassis brace visible through the floor is a standard and the center console carpeting it looks tattered and in need of Frustratingly only a small of the dashboard is captured in the single cabin photo, but from is visible it seems to be indecent

These little targa top run an air-cooled, dual carb, 790 CC twin good for 45 HP and interesting but not much in the way of forceful acceleration. 100 MPH is to be just attainable, but we wouldn’t to attempt it without a very very empty road and even a slight tailwind. a 1975 Toyota commercial bus used a version of this solely to power its air conditioning. early cars featured seat frames, and all years had top, trunk and engine lid of the lightweight stuff as well.

Only 3,100 or so were built, and they were officially sold in the US, though ten percent were made in LHD for Okinawa which still on the right side at the time. If one is as solid and complete as it seems righting it could be relatively but best start practicing Japanese if you plan on finishing the

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