Toyota Classic

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Toyota Classic
Toyota Classic 001.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 1996
100 produced
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FR layout
Platform Hilux
Powertrain
Engine 2.0L 3Y-E OHV I4
Transmission 4-speed automatic

The Toyota Classic was a limited-production model produced in 1996, which resembled the Toyota AA (which was a visual copy of the Chrysler Airflow). It used a fifth generation Hilux, type GA-YN86 rear-wheel-drive frame, with a two-litre 3Y-E engine producing 96 hp (72 kW) and 118 lbf·ft (160 N·m). Its interior was taken from a contemporary Toyota, but made more consistent with the car's exterior by the addition of wood to the dashboard and leather to the seats. (This was similar to the work carried out by companies such as Mitsuoka.) Toyota sold 100 of the cars and charged roughly US$75,000 for each of them.

The Classic arose as part of the boom in "retro-styled" cars, and also perhaps as a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the AA. The Origin of 2000 was a similar model resembling the first Crown.

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