Toyota First Landed on American Shore 56 Years Ago This Halloween

It was October 31, 1957 when a pair of old-school, gangster-style sedans were offloaded onto a California dock marking the first time that a Toyota car was on American ground. Though those two cars failed to sell in the Hollywood, Ca. Rambler dealership, they provided a toehold that the Japanese automaker has since used to become the biggest seller of cars and trucks both in California and around the world and the maker of the longtime most popular car in the US, the Camry.
Within a year of the arrival of the pair of sedans, Toyota had opened 45 dealers in the US, which sold a total of 287 cars.