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TOYOTA 1000 (PUBLICA)

2-door/4-door 4-seater saloon/estate, 3-door 4-seater saloon/estate, 3-door 4-seater (Starlet)

Only a marginal success in the UK, Toyota's 1000 was Publica else-where, and a direct competitor to the Datsun Cherry. Simple engineering - front mounted ohv engine, leaf-sprung beam axle rear end - but front discs redeemed this. Small passenger compartment (no better than Austin A35, some say), and all Uk cars were sold with 45bhp 1-litre engine, and about 80mph top speeds. Why bother? Few UK buyers did!

Technical Specifications

Engine:
993cc/1166cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1972 to 1978  
Number produced:
n/a