World’s Oldest Toyota Found in Russian Barn
Toyota is an automaker with a rich history dating back to the 1930s. But, until recently, very little was known about the earliest Toyota models, which had likely been melted down and repurposed as planes, guns, or piston rings during World War II. In fact, following the war, even the plans for Toyota’s first-ever vehicles were lost; that was, until a 1936 Toyoda Model AA was found in a barn in Russia. The Toyoda Model AA was built between 1936 and 1942, and only 1,404 units were produced. But, after the war, all knowledge of this early model was lost.