1957 Tokyo Motor Show


Here’s some rare footage of the 1957 Tokyo Motor Show, which was held outdoors in Hibiya Park. At the time, Japan’s total automotive output was only a hair over 47,000 units, about 1/130 of the US’s. Debuts included the S30 Toyopet Crown in Deluxe trim level, the T10 Toyota Corona, and the Fuji Cabin, a closed-cockpit three-wheeled RWD scooter (that bubble-looking thing towards the end of the clip). And oh yeah, and Prince Motor Company introduced an obscure little sedan known as the Skyline. Video below the fold.

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6 Responses to 1957 Tokyo Motor Show

  1. bert said:

    Japanese people must have been a lot shorter back then, cause some of those cars look huge! My favorite would be the part that showed the father and son washing their huge car wich dwarfs their tiny house!

  2. Tyler said:

    Fuji Cabin!!! Baller.

  3. Toyotageek said:

    Cool video. What’s even better are all the other videos that come up when you watch it on You Tube.

  4. Jake said:

    The Fuji Cabin reminds me of a BMW Isetta, only much better looking! Interesting side note. The Isetta was conceptualized by a refrigerator manufacturer!

  5. Bob said:

    Wish I understood what was going on in the car accident section. Kind of shocked to see that wrecked first generation Corvette!