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On this day: 03-27-1952

Toyota founder dies

Kiichiro Toyoda, founder of the Toyota Motor Corporation, which in 2008 surpassed America´s General Motors as the world´s largest automaker, dies at the age of 57 in Japan on this day 1952.Toyoda was born in Japan on June 11, 1894. Kiichiro Toyoda died in 1952, but his company continued to grow. In 1966, Toyota introduced its compact Corolla model, which in 1997 became the world´s best-selling car, with more than 35 million sold at the time.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1966AC CarsCobra 427ci/425hp 4spd0.00012.200Car Craft
1964AC CarsCobra 289ci/271hp 4spd5.70014.000Car Life
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
1963AC CarsCobra 289ci/271hp 4spd5.80013.800Motor Trend