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Toyota Sports 800

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Toyota Sports 800

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 about 3,131 units were built.

Toyota Sports 800

  • 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


“Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
– Japanese Proverb


Photo Credit: 1) JOM