Just realized that the Toyota 88C-V’s Minolta livery is actually advertising the Minolta MAXXUM 7000 (the decal above the 36 number plate), a camera I own and plan on using this weekend while on vacation!

This baby was the first SLR on the market to feature both in-body autofocus and motorized film advance. It even has LCD screens for exposure info! THE YEAR IS 1985, AND THE FUTURE IS NOW.


I can’t help but think of the 88C-V every time I use this camera. My grandfather bought it when he was stationed in Japan in the 80s, so it’s even got JDM cred. :P

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