Sure, old-school date-code-worshiping car collectors think Toyotas are a snore- you know, if it runs, it's not collectible (plus the stolid rep of Toyota's current lineup doesn't exactly help). But the Gray Lady did some digging and found that a younger generation of car freaks has discovered the cars of Toyota's early forays into the North American market. An 8,000-mile '66 Corona just sold for $16,740 at auction, and that price may seem steal-esque in the years to come. Be sure to check out the nice slideshow in the article: 2000GT sighting ahoy!

New-Generation Collectors Give Toyota Some Respect [New York Times]

All Toyotafest to Celebrate Toyota 50th Anniversary [internal]