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Toyoda Model AA: Finding the world’s oldest Toyota

  Only 1,404 examples of Toyota’s first passenger car, the Toyoda Model AA, were built in the six years of production from 1936 to 1942. Until recently it was thought that none of these cars had survived to this day. Even Toyota itself had been forced to fabricate a ground-up replica of the Model AA… Read more »

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Jay Leno takes a Surfin’ Safari in a 1937 Ford Woodie Restomod

Via autoblog: Woodie wagons were a major part of surfing culture in the 1960s, offering coastal style and a ton of room, and they even earned a mention in the Beach Boys’ classic song Surfin’ Safari. This week, Jay Leno’s Garage takes a look at two modern, restomodded examples of these style icons. Unlike a… Read more »

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Meet Germany’s ultra-aerodynamic car from 1939

Via autoblog: By most historical accounts, the period between the first and second world wars was not a great time. Economic collapse, an entire continent in shambles, prohibition and the rise of the Nazis are the prime lowlights of the 1920s and 1930s. But, there was one small ray of excitement in this otherwise depressing… Read more »

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Jay Leno’s 1930 Bentley GJ 400 is a 27-liter monster

Via autoblog: Jay Leno’s Garage never fails to impress – and by that we mean both the YouTube channel and the actual place. The latest online bit features another truly insane vehicle. Leno’s 1930 Bentley GJ 400 isn’t actually a classic car and has few Bentley parts on it. It’s really a modern custom with… Read more »