Toyota BX

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Wooden BX replica in the Toyota Automobile Museum

The Toyota BX was a 4,000 kg truck built by Toyota from 1951.[1] It is 3.8 metres (12 ft) long, andhas a close resemblance to Ford's 1948 trucks. The engines owed much to Chevrolet's period inline-sixes of the period. The BX replaced the BM truck, which was introduced in 1947.[2]

History[edit]

The BX prototype entered production in 1951 after the prototype had undergone extensive testing in 1950.[3]

Mechanicals[edit]

The BX originally used the 3,386 cc Type B 6-cylinder engine that was also used in the forties AC sedan. It produced 82 PS (60 kW) at 3,000 rpm.[3] Top speed was 72 km/h (45 mph). This was later replaced by the bigger 3.9 litre F engine, which offered 95 PS (70 kW) at the same engine speed. The BX did see some exports, mainly to countries without their own car industries. The BX was marketed in Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.[3]

BXs on the production line in the fifties

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Toyota: 1950-1959". Toyota Motor Co. 
  2. ^ "History of Toyota: 1940-1949". Toyota Motor Co. 
  3. ^ a b c Barr, Jonathan, ed. (July–September 2003). "Working Classics: 1951 Toyota BX Truck". The Japanese Restorer in Australia. Bald Hills, Queensland, Australia (4): 23.