Three years after Toyota announced that it would be selling its 1.2-million-square-feet worth of office and industrial space — situated on 110 acres spread across 16 parcels in California — in order to shift eastward to Texas, the facility has finally hit the market.

Much like those annoying Facebook ads stating ‘offaz’, there is no asking price mentioned, but it has been reported that Toyota has invested more than $5 billion into the facility since it was established back in 1970.

The sale of the company’s North American headquarters is being called a “once-in-a-lifetime event”, and is touted as being perfect for a developer with the opportunity to create a “distinct community”. Could it be converted into a car lover’s heaven? I’ll chip in $5 for the GoFundMe page.

Although, it is more likely to go to the likes of Google or Tesla, who have expressed interest in different parts of the campus, here are a few specs to get your stomach churning:

  • 110 acres
  • 18 buildings
  • 1.2 million square feet of office and industrial space
  • Over 8000 parking spaces
  • One test facility
  • Two helipads
  • Two dining halls
  • One pool
  • One tennis court

It’s baffling to think that such a space could be occupied by one manufacturer, until you punch Toyota City Japan into Google to discover that they own and employee an entire city.

Happy buying!
 

Jaden Martin

The young-gun around the office, Jaden grew up inhaling paint fumes and bog dust at his old man's panel shop. Qualified to bend words, with a 'brofessional' diploma in car building, he's been trying to finish his frankenstein creation of Australian-based debauchery crammed with Japanese- and Euro-inspired goodness. You'll find him writing for NZ Performance Car and producing content online.

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