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 Post subject: The Rarest "Toyota"?????
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:57 pm 

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Stumbled across this sales brochure this afternoon touting the Toyota Cavalier! It seems Toyota imported Chevy Cavaliers to Japan during 1995-2000 and rebadged them as Toyotas. The car is the same as the U.S. version except it is right hand drive, has JDM spec tail lights and mirrors. The cars were made at the Lordstown, Ohio plant. I wonder how many were produced and if any found their way back to the U.S. from Japan?
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What the?!

Toyota Cavalier?!

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It's a Chevy!

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The 1995 era model was briefly sold in Japan by Toyota, under a company agreement with GM, badged as the Toyota Cavalier, with some notable differences. Besides the fact that it was right hand drive, the Toyota Cavalier also featured a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, different taillights (with amber turn signals, per Japanese regulation), power folding rear mirrors, side marker lights on the front fenders, and carpeting on the inside of the trunk lid. These parts are hard to obtain in America (as they were made by GM but owned by Toyota) but remain highly desirable among hardcore Cavalier fans. The Toyota Cavalier was first sold in 1995 and were sold up until 2000.


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Knew about them, Toyota also had some deals with Holden that resulted in oddly badged cars...


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As a result...

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Yes, over here the wonderful Holden Commodore VN/VP/VS range known as the Toyota Lexcen, named after Ben Lexcen(main designer of the winged keel thingee I believe) after we managed to pinch the America's cup yacht race in 1983.

Also rebadged the Corolla AE92/94 range known as the Holden Nova( I remember the add for them was sung to that tune 'gotta get a holden Nova')

The Camry SV21/22 range also copped a Holden rebadge being the Holden Apollo.

All three were one is the same vehicle, only really cosmetics changes made the difference.

Plus what is the go with the guy on the cover of that brochure??

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B1500boy wrote:
Plus what is the go with the guy on the cover of that brochure??


That's his USDM FTW YO! pose :D

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kev wrote:
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Plus what is the go with the guy on the cover of that brochure??


That's his USDM FTW YO! pose :D


Good call Kev!! :lol: :lol:

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As a result...

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lol I want to go to my local Chevy dealership and order this by part number. The look on parts guy's face should be epic. lol

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ben wrote:
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http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm

lol I want to go to my local Chevy dealership and order this by part number. The look on parts guy's face should be epic. lol


That is such a good idea. I so want to do that. If you do it let me know if it works.

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Did you know that you can get a TRD kit for that thing? It actually looks pretty cool... but the car is still shit.

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We get a fair few of them over here imported from Japan.
Unfortunate people who know toyota have a good reputation, oh wait its no comparison... Normally expensive lession.

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Did you know that you can get a TRD kit for that thing? It actually looks pretty cool... but the car is still shit.


Bomex used to make bodykits for it, too.

The Cavalier was indeed a JDM car. :o

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Horrible cars! There are or were heaps of them in NZ for a while. They were a popular import but I think a lot of them must have died or been scrapped (apparently they're real bastards to work on). There were quite a few Chevy ones too, I'm guessing they were both sold in Japan as I don't remember ever seeing them sold new here (very few new American cars here).

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Rarest Toyota?

2000gt soft top. :D

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hongkongphooey wrote:
Rarest Toyota?

2000gt soft top. :D


Not to be a stickler or anything, but that was a custom car built for the Bond movie. Toyota never officially made it in convertible form. A few private owners have lopped off the top of a coupe and made it into a convertible too. To me, that makes it technically rare, but not preferable to the coupe ;)

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ben wrote:
hongkongphooey wrote:
Rarest Toyota?

2000gt soft top. :D


Not to be a stickler or anything, but that was a custom car built for the Bond movie. Toyota never officially made it in convertible form. A few private owners have lopped off the top of a coupe and made it into a convertible too. To me, that makes it technically rare, but not preferable to the coupe ;)


Well there were two made.

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ben wrote:
To me, that makes it technically rare, but not preferable to the coupe ;)


Didn't say preferable,just rare.....pretty sure Toyota did the conversion too. :)

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hongkongphooey wrote:
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To me, that makes it technically rare, but not preferable to the coupe ;)


Didn't say preferable,just rare.....pretty sure Toyota did the conversion too. :)


I know, but they weren't sold to the public that way. If you're gonna count those you'd have to count concept cars and test mules too.

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