toyopet’s specs

The 1958 Toyota Toyopet Custom Crown Deluxe went on sale in October, 1958.  Motor Trend magazine featured the Toyopet in a review in their October 1958 issue.  IT gave many specifications on the Toyopet.

Motor Trend Magazine cover, October 1958

Motor Trend Magazine cover, October 1958

ENGINE:
4-cly. in-line ohv. Bore 3.03 in. Stroke 3.07 in. Stroke/bore ration 1.01:1.  Compression ratio 8.0.1. Displacement 88.7 cu. in. (1453cc). Develops 60 bhp @4400 rpm. Torque 79.5 lbs.-ft. @ 2600 rpm.

TRANSMISSION:
Hydraulically operated dry single-patch clutch.  3-speed column shift, synchro on top 2 gears.  Overall ratios 18.98:1, 9.41:1, 5.2:1; reverse 25.3:1.  Rear axle ratio 5.2:1.

CHASSIS:
Box-section steel frame, specifically braced for torsional rigidity.
Front suspension – independent with unequal length A-arms and coil springs.
Rear – semi-elliptic leaf spring.  Hydraulic shock absorbers all around.  6.40 x 15 tires.  Hydraulic brakes with 2 leading shoes in front.  Worm and sector steering with 36-ft. turning circle, 5 turns lock-to-lock.

Motor Trend Magazine page 48b, October 1958

Motor Trend Magazine page 48b, October 1958

Motor Trend Magazine page 48a, October 1958

Motor Trend Magazine page 48a, October 1958

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase 99.6 in., overall length 175.0, overall height 60.0, overall width 66.0, front tread 52.2, rear 53.9, weight 2697 (51% front, 49% rear).

PRICE (port of entry):
$2,187, includes heater, underseal.

ACCESSORIES:
Radio $94
Whitewall tires $35.

ACCELERATION:
From Standing Start / 0-45 mph 14.2 / 0-60 mph 25.9
Quarter-mile 23.5 and 58.2 mph
Passing Speeds / 30-50 mph 11.7, 45-60 mph 13.7, 50-60 mph 9.7

CRUISING SPEED:
60-65 mph

TOP SPEED:
78 mph
(factory rating)

FUEL CONSUMPTION:
Overall average:  23.5 mpg for 407 miles (city and highway) / Fuel used: Mobilgas

BRAKING:
Withstood 14 slowdowns from 50 mph to 20 mph with slight fade on 11th and some additional fade with odor on 14th slowdown

 

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