Today's car truck of the day comes from jedimario's collection, and is Hot Wheels' 1969 Hino Ranger KB (Sakura Sprinter).
Wikipedia wrote:The Hino Ranger is a medium-duty commercial vehicle produced by Hino Motors, a 50.1% subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. It was introduced in 1969 with the original model. The Hino Ranger KL was introduced in Japan in 1969. After the 1979 discontinuation of the Toyota Massy Dyna, the Ranger series replaced that truck. In Australia, it was sold as Toyota KL300. The Ranger KL-series were offered as short wheelbase KL300, medium wheelbase KL340 and KL350, as well as long wheelbase KL360 and KL380. The Ranger line-up spawned into KB, KR, KQ, and other models. Engines are 4.5 liter DQ100 and 5.0 liter EC100.
For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Hino Ranger
The Hot Wheels Sakura Sprinter, a new release for the Team Trasnport series, is an unlicensed, unspecified truck, but the resemblance to the Hino Ranger KB is pretty strong, but some could argue that there are several elements from the Mitsubishi Fuso mixed in, as well. Hot Wheels wants to keep us guessing, so that royalties do not need to be paid for the design of this one.