Toyota #throwbackthursday : 1997 Toyota Paseo Galliano


Toyota #ThrowbackThursday : 1997 Toyota Paseo GallianoPaseo Galliano… okay, it sounds a lot like an Italian footballer, but this was the name of a very limited run of Toyota Paseo coupes launched in May 1997.

Based on the already well-specified 1.5-litre Paseo Si, the Galliano edition could be immediately identified by its bright yellow paintwork and aquamarine decals on the doors. Look closer, however, and the car also offered a more aggressive, colour-coded chin spoiler, larger 7×15? alloy wheels with low-profile tyres and… wait for it… a set of mud guards.
Only 50 Paseo Galliano editions were made available for the UK at a cost of just £131 more than the Paseo Si. According to the How Many Left website, only 22 examples are still licensed in the UK, which makes the car an extremely rare sight on the road.