Model year vs Production Date For fJ40's

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Just had a quick question when researching VINs.

Today it is common practice for automakers to produce cars/trucks in one year and have it sold as the following model year. IE, a 2017 Tacoma could have rolled off the assembly line in October of 2016 but will be sold as a 2017 with 2017 specs.

Was this different back when FJ40's were being produced? Would a vehicle completed in December of 1976 still be sold as a 1976 model?

Thanks for any insight

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I think there are a few exceptions with the 1978 models, those were build through December '78 IIRC.
 

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And as mentioned already, the 78 model year ran long.
Just like the 74 model year that ran till Dec of 74.
 

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