Rare Form: 1974 Toyota Publica Van Deluxe KP36V


Scouring YJA often brings one across truly rare examples of Japanese steel. Case in point: a 1974 Toyota Publica Van Deluxe, chassis code KP36V. When you see “KP” you think Starlet, but die-hard Toyotaku know that the Starlet was a spinoff of the Publica line, as Supra is to Celica. This one’s been modified a little — the original 1000cc 2K has been swapped out with a 1.3-liter 4K and it has a 5-speed from a KP61 — but the body is original in all its two-door wagon glory. Not something you see every day.

[Yahoo Japan Auctions]

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5 Responses to Rare Form: 1974 Toyota Publica Van Deluxe KP36V

  1. Tyler said:

    Looks like a Sunny. Loving the righteous brown paint. And at about $2500, who can refuse?

  2. E-AT_me said:

    i dunno.. i think i’m diggin the wild painted suzuki behind it more so.. now the wagon with the suzuki paint job, we may have a deal.. :)

  3. Koich said:

    You can swap the KP Starlet dashes with these too. Gives the car a more sportier look and more gauges. Same with the Publica Truck (aka Pabu-tora)

  4. Mr.choppers said:

    64? More likely a 74.

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