In Japan appeared a service for renting old Toyota cars, launched by the company Kinto – a “subsidiary” of Toyota Motor, which manages the subscription services for cars and even tuning. The new service is called Kinto Vintage Club. Japanese are offered to rent Toyota cars made in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. So far there are only four cars, but in the near future, more oldtimers should join it.
According to the Kinto Vintage Club website, there are only four cars available for rent right now – a 1974 Toyota Corolla Levin TE27, a 1975 Celica 2.0 GT, and a 1982 Soarer 2.8 GT-Limited MZ10. The “youngest” model in the fleet is the Supra 2.5 GT Twin Turbo Aerotop JZA70, which turns 30 in 2022.
All the cars were restored by Toyota Motor engineers and Shinmei Kogyo, a company specializing in metal processing.
The “blind” Supra is the least expensive to rent – it costs 30,000 yen per day. Renting the other three sports cars is priced at 35,000 yen for 24 hours. A discount of five thousand yen is offered for the second and subsequent days.
In January, a predecessor to the Camry, a 1966 Toyota Corona, went on sale at the Bring a Trailer auction. The rare blue sedan, in need of restoration, went under the hammer for $14,500.
Source: Kinto Vintage Club