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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1969 Toyota Sports 800 project

Rare Japanese roadster is ready for restoration


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by ClassicCars.com, is a 1969 Toyota Sports 800 roadster project

“This 1969 Toyota Sports 800 roadster project is presented as a restoration candidate that comes from 40 years of garage-kept ownership,” AutoHunter notes in the listing. “This Japanese-built Sports 800 is a left-hand-drive example, one of 300 produced within the total 3,101-unit production run over the model’s lifespan.”

Under the hood is a period-correct air-cooled 790cc boxer 2-cylinder engine with dual carburetors and the vehicle has been largely parked since 1987. 

The engine is paired with a r-speed manual transmission and power flows through the rear wheels. 

The car has a blue exterior, with a removable aluminum targa top, and is described as restoration ready with its original paint.

This Toyota retains its original black-and-white plaid-vinyl bucket seats. It also features a push-button radio and a passenger-side grab handle. 

The sale of this vehicle includes a targa top, tonneau cover, uninstalled wheel covers, copies of service manuals, and a spare tire. 

The auction for this 1969 Toyota Sports 800 project ends on December 16 at 11:40 a.m. MST. The vehicle has a clear Indiana title in the seller’s name. 

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


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