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Toyota USA Automobile Museum, Torrance

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The Toyota USA Automobile Museum is an automobile museum located in Torrance, California, adjacent to the Toyota Motor Sales USA. The current 45,000 sq.ft. location had its grand-reopening on its 10th anniversary. It is the only Toyota Museum outside Japan; the Toyota Automobile Museum is located in Nagoya, Japan.Purpose of museum: To preserve a collection of significant model offerings and milestone vehicles representing Toyota’s history in the United States. This collection is maintained by the TMS Corporate Communications Department. It currently consists of more than 100 Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars and trucks, dating from 1958 to 2013 as well as motorsports vehicles.Special exhibits Hollywood/Futuristic: the Lexus “Minority Report” Tom Cruise movie prototype, three very rare Toyota 2000GTs, along with a poster of the James Bond movie, “You Only Live Twice”, where the car appeared, plus a cutaway drawing and technical schematics Racing: Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s famous off-road stadium truck; GTP race cars; a Long Beach Grand Prix historical photo wall; and the Chip Ganassi Target Champ Car, NASCAR, and the Land Speed Record Prius. New Brand: the recently introduced Scion xA and xB and tC vehicles Environmental: the world’s first gas/electric hybrid car, the Prius, along with a cutaway drawing Design: CALTY studio concept drawings, clay and 3-D fiberglass models One of a Kind: several serial No. 1 vehicles from U.S. and Canadian manufacturing plants, along with some pre-production prototype vehicles The Toyota USA Automobile Museum is open for tours and meetings by appointment only.
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  • was ok, not quite as good as i would have hoped, anyway wondering if it will move to texas too once HQ goes  more »
  • Have been to this museum several times. Contains regular models, concepts and vehicle from several different racing disciplines. No admission fee, but, with Toyota moving to Texas I don't know how lon...  more »
  • All the vehicles are TOYOTA'S. It was fun to see all of them !!!! Give yourself about an hour for this attraction  more »
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  • A good display of most models Toyota produced. More like a warehouse than a museum. Definitely worth the trip if you are into vintage automobiles. Free admission was a plus. Hard to see the entrance driving by, so go slow.
  • Great collection of what Toyota has produced. They rotate vehicles so collection will change over time. Wish they had a/c in the back.
  • Wow, Toyota cars in the museum are awesome. Nice place to find out the history of toyota.
  • It was good to see the cars from the 60s and 70s in their I had own some of the same models others owned by friends. Remember my 1969 Toyota Corona 4 door sedan I bought used in 1978! It was good car for first car. I saw the trucks my friends had. Nice to see the restored cars.
  • Good meeting location for non-profit groups. Lots of room and they have a great collection of cars to view while you're there.