Classic Car Catalogue

Toyota 1963

Crown V8 – Tokyo


Toyota's answers to the Bellett GT or Datsun Fairlady was the Corona Sport Coupé which is supposed to be the prototype of the future production. It is a smart 2-3-seater hard top Coupé. Despite the name, the only common feature with the Corona 1500 saloon seems to be suspension components. The body unit is entirely different and the four-cylinder 1,897 c.c. engine was taken from the big brother Crown 1900 but appropriately tuned with twin S.U. carburettors. An all-synchromesh four-speed gearbox with a floor shift is fitted. The interior is lavishly upholstered with real hide and a now-expected console bridges the gap between dash and transmission tunnel. Another sporting variant on the Corona theme is the 1500S Convertible. The engine is a tuned version of the 1,453 c.c. Corona unit and the gearbox is an all-synchromesh four-speed with a floor shift. The hood is operated by hydraulics. Even the Publica, the smallest in the Toyota range with 700 c.c. air-cooled flat-twin engine has a sport model now. On the eve of the show Toyota introduced the Publica Convertible with twin-carburettor 36 b.h.p. engine. The four-seater convertible body has bucket seats, backrest of which can be reclined and safety belts are standardized. It sells for £490, almost £100 more than the basic saloon.
(Turin report)
• March 1st a new car warranty coverage significantly extended from 3 months or 10,000 km to 1 year or 20,000 km for new cars of all models.
• On May 3rd Crown, Corona, and Publica won class championships at the First Japan Grand Prix.
• On July 27th Toyota Motor Sales establishes Melbourne Representative Office.




• On July 1st Publica Deluxe (UP10-D) launched.
• On October 21st Publica Convertible (UP10S) launched.






wb: 2690 mm 4 cyl. ohv
1897 cc
95 hp (SAE)
4 cyl. ohv
1897 cc
85 hp (SAE)
Sedan Deluxe Sedan      
Wagon Custom Utility Wagon      
Pickup - Pickup      


Crown Deluxe

Crown Deluxe

Crown Sedan

Crown Utility Wagon

Crown Custom Station Wagon

Crown Eight at Tokio Motor Show. Toyota chose the Tokyo Motor Show for the debut of an entirely new luxury, vee-8-engined Crown Eight-the first ever vee-8 passenger car in Japan. The body and chassis frame are basically of the existing Crown 1900 but wheelbase, track and body are slightly larger. The engine is a 90 deg. vee-8 o.h.v. 2,599 c.c. unit developing 115 b.h.p., the cylinder-head and block being aluminium die-castings. The transmission is either a two-speed automatic or a four-speed, all-synchromesh gearbox with a floor shift. The interior is very luxuriously appointed, doors, windows and seats being hydraulically operated. Toyota is preparing to produce this vee-8 in the coming year.
(Tokyo report)

Crown Convertible

Crown Convertible

Publica Sports




Crown Sport Coupé




Land Cruiser







Stout (South Africa)
September 20 Light Stout (RK40) launched.