Toyota Model SF

Released date : 1951/11/--

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Grade SF
Model type
Model type SF
Curb mass(kg) 1525
Dimensions Length(mm) 4280
Width(mm) 1590
Height(mm) 1600
Wheelbase(mm) 2500
Engine Engine code S
Engine type Water-cooled, in-line 4-cylinder, SV
Displacement(cm3) 995
Max. output kW(PS)/r.p.m. -/28/4000
* The specifications are those of representative model grades.
* Max. output represents a net rating. In the above table, digits separated by slashes ( / / ) stand for kW, PS, and r.p.m., respectively.
* The model numbers of these vehicles are SF(1000), SFK(1000), SFN(1000).
The Toyopet Model SF was a small passenger car announced in November 1951. Its chassis, which took four years to design and develop, could be used for both passenger cars and commercial-use vehicles. The body was outsourced to three coachbuilders, resulting in three slightly different body types including the SF (by Arakawa Sheet Metal Industries), SFK (by Kanto Auto Works), and SFN (by Nakanihon Heavy Industries' Nagoya Works).

The Model SF's wheelbase was 2,500 mm, or 87 mm longer than that of the preceding SD model, making the cabin more spacious. The SF employed a rigid axle and leaf spring system for both front and rear suspensions because of its durability and robustness, and adopted cylindrical shock absorbers and soft springs to improve ride comfort. The curved windshield expanded the driver's vision. The SF came with the Type S power unit, which was a water-cooled inline 4-cylinder side valve engine with a displacement of 995 cc (65 x 75 mm) and an output of 28 PS.

The Model SF proved popular as a taxi, and became a hit with production volume reaching 3,653 units by August 1953.
Plant Koromo plant(now Honsha plant)
The meaning is the same as model code.

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