Andries sent a message to Akio Toyoda President and CEO, Toyota Motor Corporation – email address that said:
Dear Mr Toyoda,
I am the owner of a Toyota MR2 2001 roadster which I always wanted. Sadly on 86,000 km the catalytic converter disintegrated and consequently damaged the the engine to such an extent resulting in excessive oil usage.
My request to you is whether you will consider sponsering me with a brand new engine so that I can enjoy my car during my retirement years. By the way I am on my third Toyota double cab without a hitch. It will be appreciated if you decide in my favour. . Glen Elizabeth South Africa.