1958 Toyota Toyopet Crown

1958 Toyota Toyopet Crown 1958 Toyota Toyopet Crown 1958 Toyota Toyopet Crown Sedan
Chassis #: 8-RS-63507L
Engine # R 171816
'World's Greatest Automotive Value' - The Toyopet advertised 'The measure of value for 1959 has already been set: room and comfort plus economy; Toyopet offers four-door entry convenience....the comfortable ride of a big car....and still Toyopet is inexpensive to operate and maintain. This is value unattained in any other automobile....regardless of price' - In August of 1957 two Toyopet Crown sedans were put on a ship headed for the west coast of the United Staes. These two examples were the first attempt by a Japanese auto manufacturer to enter the US market. 287 Toyopet's were sold in 1958 and in 1959 there were 976 sold. The Toyopet Crown 4-cylinder 88.7 cubic-inch engine was capable of attaining 78 mph and had a fuel rating of 23.5 mpg.

- The Toyopet Crown was the first passenger car sold by Toyota in the US
- It was the first Japanese automobile to be exported to the American mainland.
- The First Toyopet vehicle was registered in the U.S. after modifications were made to the head lights, tail lights, turn signals, and mirrors to comply with California law.
- 1958 Toyopet Crown sales totaled 287.
- The early Toyopets were underpowered for high-speed freeway travel
- Due to deficiencies of the Toyopet Crown for the American market, Toyota set about developing a car more suitable for the U.S. market, which resulted in the production ofhte highly successful 1965 Corona.


Concepts by Toyota

Toyota Monthly Sales Volume

May 2019
197,637
April 2019
162,506
March 2019
185,696
February 2019
152,626
January 2019
138,601
December 2018
185,386
November 2018
163,977
October 2018
168,386
September 2018
178,501
August 2018
194,433
July 2018
183,367
June 2018
185,852
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