The great-grandfather to the AE86, the Toyota TE27 still isn’t that well known among car collector circles. We spotted this one in with glorious glass-smooth paint in the parking lot outside the Tokyo Nostalgic Car Show in 2010. A VW Bus towers over the lowered Corolla Levin. However, this year Hot Wheels is coming out with a diecast version of it, something we’ve been advocating since the Jun Imai days. But nowadays Hot Wheels is an incredibly influential brand, with collectors that aren’t even traditional real car enthusiasts. It’s likely that after this year, TE27s will be much more on collectors’ radar. Happy TE27 Day from JNC.