Even though the first Toyota Model AA rolled off an assembly line in Japan in 1936, the first Toyota automobile wouldn't roll down an American street until 1958, when a small dealership in Los Angeles tried to crack the U.S. market with its inventory of just 287 Toyopet Crown sedans and a single Land Cruiser. Those underpowered and overpriced Toyopets quickly took a back seat to the Land Cruiser, which became the flagship for Toyota in the...Continue Reading