Toyota First Small Car to be Sold in Australia – 1964 Toyota 700 UP10

A lot of work will be required on this restoration project.  The car represents an example of Toyota’s first small car to be sold in Australia in 1964.  Only 3,000 of these vehicles came to Australia, eventually replaced by the Corolla as a small economy well priced car.  The Toyota 700 is a two door with a two cylinder air cooled engine.

The car, which has been donated by Ken and Janet Fischer, is a local car and has been stored for 30+ years.  The Fischers also donated another Toyota 700 which will be used for parts as well as a manual gearbox.

Interesting Fact:  A dipstick in automotive terms means a metal rod suitably graduated to show the level of oil in the sump.
In the case of the Toyota 700, 
a dipstick was provided to dip the fuel tank as the car did not come with a fuel gauge.

The Beginning

Two vehicles arrived on the 7 July 2017 – the vehicle to be restored and the vehicle to be used for parts.

Restoration Vehicle
Parts Vehicle

 

On the 4 June 2018, the restoration team were able to get the motor going – please see video

 

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