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1976 Corolla

1976 Toyota Corollas

It’s tough to say exactly when Toyota became a mainstream brand. I would argue that the Japanese carmaker shed its niche-market “economy-car” image in the U.S. when it rolled out the inaugural Camry in 1983. With the Camry, Toyota had a product that could be cross-shopped directly with popular U.S. model vehicles.

Toyota first entered the American market in 1957. Apparently some cars may have been imported earlier in the Fifties, but not through any official arrangement with the automaker.

From those decidedly humble beginnings, Toyota has has blossomed into one of the most successful automotive brands around. In 2015, the company sold 2.1 million cars and trucks in the U.S., making it the third most popular brand following only Ford and Chevrolet, in that order.

Here we have collected ten classic Toyota ads spanning much of the brand’s time in the U.S. If you’ve spent time with any of these vintage Toyotas, please tell us about it. Seems a lot of interesting stories spawn from time spent with Tercels and Coronas.

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1969 Corona

1969 Toyota Corona ad

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1971 Mark II

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1974 Celica

1974 Toyota Celiica ad

1974 Toyota Celiica ad

 

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1976 Toyota Corolla ad

1976 Toyota Corolla ad

 

1978 SR-5 Sport Truck

1978 Toyota SR-5 Sport Truck ad

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1979 Celica

1979 Toyota Celica ad

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1983 Camry

1983 Toyota Camry ad

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1987 Wonderwagon

1987 Toyota Wonderwagon

1987 Toyota Wonderwagon ad

 

1987 Camry Wagon

1987 Toyota Camry Wagon ad

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