Fans whose purpose for 2022 is to finally put their classic Toyota getting back on the road may be in luck. Gazoo Racing is expanding its Heritage Parts catalog with 56 hard-to-find items that are no longer in production, including components for the 40 Series. Land cruiser.
Announced in August 2021, the first batch of reproduction 40 series parts includes a Brake master cylinder, a steering relay rod, and 31 other items that are yet to be detailed. We know that the list focuses on parts related to critical functions, such as driving, turning and braking.
The 2000GT parts catalog will grow with a clutch disc, rubber brake lines and five other unspecified items. It already includes synchronized gears, hubs and sleeves, shift forks, plus various bolts, bearings, and gaskets. Supporting the 2000GT makes sense – only 351 units were built between 1967 and 1970, so finding a replacement car is next to impossible and it prides itself on being one of the most valuable Japanese cars.
Supra parts are also in high demand. Interest in older models grew significantly after Toyota’s introduction the fifth generation car by 2020. In 2022, collectors restoring a third-generation A70 will be able to order 11 replica pieces, including one catalytic converter and a parking brake cable, while those with a top fourth-gen A80 in need of repair can expect to get keys, locks, and an ignition cylinder. Supra owners already have a long list of parts to choose from, including exterior trim, bumpers, emblems, and various radiator hoses.
Last but not least, the AE86 parts catalog grows with the addition of a final gear set for the differential (with a 4.3 radius), a transmission input shaft, plus an additional item that is yet to be revealed. Here again, there several pieces AE86 now available at Gazoo Racing.
The aforementioned pieces will be available from February. one, 2022, although Toyota participates dealers. Pricing has not been announced. Gazoo Racing said it may add new items to its Heritage Parts catalog, so it appears the scope of the program will continue to expand. It was notably published to the online form where owners of classic Toyota models can request the parts they would like to see reproduced.
nissan is helping enthusiasts keep vintage cars on the road too. In 2021, added titanium exhaust systems to the parts list it manufactures for previous generations of the GT-R; they are lighter than stock units and reduce back pressure. I wish the Italians did the same too.