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Toyota Sports 800

Toyota Sports 800 - Joy of Museums - Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology

The Toyota Sports 800 is an example the first production sports car made by Toyota, featuring a space-age sliding canopy. The car went into production, in 1965 and was a lightweight and agile machine, weight was kept down by using aluminium and thin steel in construction.

The Sports 800 was one of the first production cars featuring a lift-out roof panel. Between 1965 and 1969 approximately 3,131 units were built.



  • Title:                            Toyota Sports 800
  • Manufactured by:    Toyota
  • Production:               1965–1969
  • Assembly:                  Japan
  • Class:                          Sports car
  • Body style:                 2-door roadster; 2-door coupé
  • Layout:                       Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
  • Museum:                    Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology


  • Name:                         Toyota
  • Japanese:                   豊田 佐吉
  • Industry:                   Automotive
  • Founded:                   1937
  • Founder:                   Kiichiro Toyoda
  • Employees:               364 thousand employees


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