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Toyota Sports 800 (1968)

Left Hand Drive (1 of 300)

EUR 94,990JPY 12,547,229BGN 185,781CZK 2,423,195DKK 706,431GBP 81,240HUF 33,654,957PLN 431,017RON 467,759SEK 967,996CHF 103,777ISK 13,944,532NOK 968,642HRK 711,950RUB 8,208,922TRY 979,375AUD 149,733BRL 572,657CAD 139,806CNY 730,255HKD 880,500IDR 1,640,152,434ILS 369,787INR 8,404,810KRW 128,622,159MXN 2,321,613MYR 469,431NZD 161,720PHP 5,494,412SGD 151,984THB 3,560,415ZAR 1,596,373

Offered for: EUR 94,990

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Request for Toyota Sports 800 (1968) | Vehicle-ID: 241699

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  • Vehicle data
  • Description
  • Condition
  • Make Toyota
  • Model Sports 800
  • Model name Sports 800
  • Series UP15
  • Year of manufacture 1968
  • Chassis number UP15-12594
  • Gearbox number n.a.
  • Report n.a.
  • Condition category Part-Restored
  • Mileage (read) 54,530 km
  • Previous owners n.a.
  • First registration 11/1968
  • Engine number n.a.
  • Matching numbers Yes

Technical details

  • Body style Convertible
  • Body detail Targa
  • Power (kw/hp) 33/45
  • Cubic capacity (ccm) 790
  • Cylinders 2
  • Doors 2
  • Steering Left (LHD)
  • Transmission Manual
  • Gears 4
  • Drive Rear
  • Front Brake Drum
  • Rear Brake Drum
  • Fuel Petrol

Individual configuration

  • Exterior colour Red
  • Manufacturer colour name n.a.
  • Sunroof No
  • Folding roof No
  • Power Assisted Steering No
  • Central locking No
  • Electric windows No
  • Interior colour Black
  • Interior material Imitation leather
  • Electric heated seats No
  • Air conditioning No
  • ABS No
  • Airbag No
  • Cruise control No

Ultra rare left-hand Toyota Sports 800, 1 out of only 300 units produced, from which probably only about 30 currently in existence.

Originally delivered to the American airbase of Lajes, in the Azores, it has always been in Portugal, it was professionally repainted in 2018 (documented) and has always been well maintained.

Collectors item in excellent condition.


The Toyota Sports 800 is Toyota's first production sports car.

The prototype for the Sports 800, called the Publica Sports, debuted at the 1962 Tokyo Auto Show, featuring a space age sliding canopy and the 29 PS powertrain of the Publica 700, a Japanese market economy car.

The Sports 800 went into production in 1965, with chassis code UP15 and an increase in engine displacement from 700 cc to 800 cc, as well as dual carburetors, which increased power from 29 to 45 PS, sufficient to power the light car up to speeds of 160 km/h. This was one of the first times that a targa-style roof had been installed in a production car. The body design by stylist Shozo Sato was among the most aerodynamic of that era.

With a total production of only 3.131 cars, only 300 were left hand drive, built primarily for the Okinawa market (that had been American occupied and drove on the right side of the road instead of the left like the rest of Japan). Around 40 of those LHD cars were used by Toyota to "test drive" in the US, but the American dealerships decided the 800 would not sell well in the US and made a decision not to import or sell the cars in the US market, but Toyota let those dealers keep the cars instead of having them shipped back to Japan.

The Toyota Sports 800 is affectionately called the "Yota-Hachi" (ヨタハチ), which is a Japanese short form for "Toyota 8". In Japan, the vehicle was exclusive to Toyota Japan retail sales channel called Toyota Publica Store alongside the Publica


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Condition, Registrations & Documents

  • MOT
  • Historic license plate
  • Registered
  • Ready to drive
  • Accident-free

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Vehicle-ID: 241699


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