Which Vintage Toyota Would You Drive?

June 12th, 2017 by

Here at Toyota of Orlando, we have a great selection of new Toyota cars for you to choose from. Whether you want an award-winning hybrid hatchback, a tough truck, or a sleek, best-selling sedan, we’ve got you covered. However, despite the wide selection we’ve got going on in our inventory, there are still a few Toyota cars we’d love to bring back to life! Check out some of our favorite vintage Toyota, and tell us which one YOU’D get behind the wheel of if given the chance!

Toyota of Orlando talks favorite vintage Toyota cars

Toyota Supra: Who doesn’t love the Toyota Supra? At Toyota of Orlando, we still regularly get customers wanting to know when it’s coming back. This amazing sports car was renowned worldwide during its heyday – it had a turbocharged engine option that output 400+ horsepower, as well as a sleek and muscular exterior that’s instantly recognizable. Its big moment in the spotlight, however, was when it took center stage in the Fast and the Furious film series. Since then, it’s been rumored that Toyota and BMW are teaming up to bring this Goliath of speed back to life, so we’ll keep you posted!


Toyota 2000GT: The Toyota 2000GT was a frontrunner for sports cars, and actually serves as inspiration for both the Toyota Supra and the new Toyota 86 sports car. It came to inception in 1965 and was a front-engine rear-wheel drive two-seater with a hard-top. And get this – it was stylish enough for even James Bond, making a debut in You Only Live Twice as his getaway ride of choice.


Which of these rides would you bring back to life?

Toyota Corona: The first generation Toyota Corona dates all the way back to 1957; it was a four-door sedan that was a bit bigger than the best-selling Toyota Corolla. It actually remained in production all the way to 2003 (albeit not in the United States). It’s cycled through eleven generations since its inception, but our favorite will always be the original 1957 model. What do you think about this classically vintage Toyota car?


Toyota FJ40: The Toyota FJ40 served as inspiration for both the Toyota Land Cruiser AND the Toyota FJ Cruiser (RIP). It’s a series of the original Toyota Land Cruiser, which was built for rugged terrain and handling all the elements. It was launched in 1960, and was a two-door SUV that could have its top and two doors removed for an open-air experience; it also had two jump-seats in the rear and is still a major fan favorite when it comes to restoration today.


Toyota MR2: The Toyota MR2 – specifically, the MR2 Spyder – was a mid-engine rear-wheel drive two-seater sports car that was exceptionally popular for its style AND performance. It was much-loved because of its seamless blend of sports car performance and economical efficiency, and boasted a light curb weight, transverse-mounted inline-four engine, and fully independent MacPherson strut front and rear suspensions. Talk about handling capabilities!


While we may not have these vintage Toyota cars on our lot, we’ve got tons of other options! Visit Toyota of Orlando today at 3575 Vineland Road, just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall.