In production since 1953 and sold in the UK from 1975, the iconic Classic Land Cruiser, created by Toyota, has been hailed as the most collectible Japanese car.
Well-regarded blog, ClassicCars.com, recently put together a report, compiling the Top 10 Japanese Collectible Cars, with the 40-series Land Cruiser taking the top spot. Toyota took three more places in this list too, with the first-generation Toyota Celica taking fifth place, the fourth-generation Toyota Supra in seventh spot, and the first-generation Toyota Corolla coming ninth.
The esteemed site analyses its visitors’ search behaviour, enabling it to understand market trends and identify vehicles that are rising in popularity. If this traffic is filtered and statistics for Japanese manufacturers are isolated, increased interest in Far Eastern models can be seen. This rise is attributed to the fact that the new generation of collectors have an affinity with these cars, having grown up with them.
Interestingly, 50% of visitors looking for Toyota models were specifically searching for a classic 40-series Land Cruiser, but the CEO of ClassicCars.com, Roger Falcione, thinks he knows why: ‘When you think about it, crossovers and SUVs are extremely popular right now due to their practicality. Throw in the coolness factor of a classic like the Land Cruiser plus its unmatched reliability, and you have a winning formula that enthusiasts really want.’
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