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15 Comments on "The Toyota Sports 800 Is a Forefather of Fun"
Another great video guys. Keep up the good work! Scott’s Toyota is a magnificent example of a real Japanese classic. Nice automobilia too.
When a I see a video like this one, I am always jealous, about those roads. It looks so much better then our boring dutch roads.
Seems like a great guy.
Wonderful Toyota heritage.
Thanks for sharing.
Now [i][u]that[/u] [/i]is a car guy!
Tremendous vid, and a glorious example too. Having run with more than a few Yotahachi, I can attest to their roominess too – easily larger inside over the Honda S800. What doesn’t come across from the video though – and I suspect because the owner was keeping the rpm down – is the glorious Porsche-like thrum from the flat twin as they wind out… Understandable I suppose as they essentially carry half a 356 up front. Neko.
I was lucky to finally acquire a Sports 800 earlier this year. The video sums up the ownership experience perfectly; it’s a very special car with absolutely no pretense. It looks cool and drives effortlessly. At 6’1″ I fit very comfortably, even with the top on. People absolutely love it, especially those driving giant size (relatively speaking) Camrys, and are generally shocked when they find out it’s a Toyota.
Love the video, especially the overhead (drone?) shot at the start. Like most of the other commentators here, I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen one live. Thanks for the insight into such an unusual car.
I had to Google the Daihatsu, but came across this story from my own ‘hood:
Maybe if Petrolicious ever ventures to Australia you could look this guy up…
Wow, nice find. I suppose Australia’s a bit better off when it comes to obscure japanes cars because of the proximity and the fact that you drive on the same side of the road.
Great video. Much love for this car. I’m amazed that Toyota has had such close brushes with sports car brilliance.
This is why i keep coming back again and again. Thanks Petrolicious!
Considering myself a car-guy, I find it astonishing that there are still cars I have never ever seen before. What a beauty!
Wonderful car. Thanks for featuring the “forefather” of my MR2
What a cute little car and impeccably clean too. I noticed how Mr. Sylvester was wearing latex gloves in order to not leave fingerprint on the car’s body. Hat’s off.
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