Toyota Classic

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Toyota Classic
Toyota Classic 001.JPG
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 1996
100 produced
Body and chassis
Class Luxury car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout FR layout
Related Toyota Hilux
Engine 2.0L 3Y-E OHV I4
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2850 mm
Length 4885 mm
Width 1735 mm
Height 1650 mm
Curb weight 1480 kg

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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