The Amaro Family of Puerto Rico has one of the finest collections of privately-owned classic Toyotas in the world. In the latest episode of My Classic Car, mustachioed host Dennis Gage takes a break from tailfins and flatheads to take a look at some J-tin.
The Amaros own a chain of car dealerships in Puerto Rico and have been acquiring stock examples of classic Toyotas for over 20 years. The collection started with an E20 Corolla and over 100 cars later, there are still almost no doubles. What’s impressive is that many of the cars are original survivors, not restored.
The video isn’t perfect. There are some mistakes, like the statement that the Tiara wasn’t sold in the US (it was, briefly). And although the fact that Gage has difficulty seeing the cars through anything but an American lens and is continually surprised at how nice the cars are may grate on the nerves of people familiar with Aichi steel, the video is still worth watching if only for the footage of the jaw-dropping collection.