In the 1990s, there were a few loud, life-affirming factory prototypes built just for fun, and even mini-series specials. At that time, manufacturers had no problem with bright colors and also gave the green light to plans designed for a weekend trip to the waterfront.

In this category, for us here in Eastern Europe, it is Skoda Felicia Fun To mind, which became the most flexible Czech type of load-carrying flatbed. His biggest trick was to make two additional seats appear by moving the back wall. In principle, the two-seater could thus be converted into a four-seater, and those sitting at the back could enjoy the pleasures of convertibles while sitting on the platform, as they did not have a roof. Thanks to the trick, the length of the pine-covered loading deck has been reduced from 1,370 to 850 mm, but the flat top, offered only in bright yellow paint, can still accommodate a cooler bag and everything you need for a weekend at the beach.

Perhaps this was an inspiration for Toyota, as the Japanese built something very similar in 1999 based on the seventh generation Celica.

The color is almost the same, the rear seats have been placed on the platform here as well, and the two-person interior is separated from the open space by lowering plexiglass. The real big hit here was the huge rear spoiler, which, as a comic book-worthy solution, also accommodates the headrests.

Unbelievable, but this was the idea of ​​the Toyota 2 factory

When it was introduced, Katsuhiro Nakagawa, then Toyota's CEO, described it as “cool, sporty and a lot of fun.” It's hard to argue with that, the 187-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder was capable of driving, and it must have been an interesting experience out back with a team heading to the beach. Additionally, they designed a trailer for it, in a similar yellow color, that could be set up with nothing but a jet ski.

Unbelievable, but this was a factory idea from Toyota 3