Like the Toyota Automobile Museum, the History Garage of Toyota’s Megaweb showroom in Odaiba, Tokyo is a celebration of all things automotive. Recently, we’ve seen them restore a couple of Nissans, an R32 Skyline GT-R and 510 Bluebird Coupé. Now, they’re finally showing off some actual Toyotas from the collection.
Megaweb is proud of the fact that all the vehicles they have are properly maintained and in full running condition. If you visit the showroom, there’s a short test track on which you can test drive most new models. On this occasion, though, Toyota is showing off the TE27 Sprinter Trueno from their collection, with some in-motion footage on the course, in-car shots, and under-hood revving of the DOHC 1.6-liter 2T-G.
In another video, Megaweb trots out some 80s icons. The cars are a 1983 AE86 Corolla Levin and their recently repaired 1981 MZ11 Soarer 2800GT, both genre-defining models. As they run the course, you can see some of the other test drive cars in the background, including a new GR Supra, Mirai, and even a Century. Unfortunately, these classics aren’t available for a spin.
Interesting. I’ve always thought that the Corolla Levin TE27 was a better looking car over the Sprinter Trueno. Actually, I think the TE37 was a big improvement over the TE27; integrated bumpers and flares, improved instrumentation, cleaner hardtop design, even a hood vent.