This Toyota Coaster may look like the minibus that was first introduced back in 1969, but in fact it the paint is barely dry.
A team of Toyota technicians scoured old storehouses and even scavenged scrap metal from around Japan to build this bus. Rusted panels were polished up and damaged parts were reproduced from original drawings to re-make this Coaster prototype.
Why so much love and care over an old bus?
Like the Corolla, Land Cruiser and Hilux, the Coaster is a mainstay of Toyota’s global success, an important part of the company’s heritage. The modern version of the Coaster bus can be seen today all round the world, from Hong Kong and China to Bolivia and Panama, but the one in this picture is unique, new and old at the same time.