Tuesday 25th October 1960
The 7th Tokyo Motor Show opened with over 350 exhibits. One highlight of the Show was Toyota s exhibit of the Publica show car with its catch phrase, “Everybody s Car”. The four-seater equipped with a 700cc air-cooled engine and priced at ¥389,000 was called a $1000 car ($1=¥360 at that time), and attracted much attention. Toyota also announced its second generation Corona “PT20”, whilst Nissan introduced the “Cedric” with four headlights, a product springing from the technical tie-up with Austin. Fuji Precision Machinery marketed the four headlight “Gloria,” and Toyo Kogyo presented a midget car with four-wheel independent suspension, the “Mazda Coupe,” at the low price of ¥310,000.