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Toyota Crown Wagon


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Alert! – 1959 Toyopet Crown Wagon

The warning is coming a late, but if there had been a in 1958 about Toyota’s tentative step in the American pool, what would the Big 3 said? “So you’re telling me pipsqueak manufacturer from that made milling has a car that looks like our European Vauxhalls, Opels, and (which by the way, nobody is and can’t even build a V8 or an transmission is going to dominate the market in 50 years? What of pills are you taking, boy?” So you entirely blame them for surprised when ten years the Corona experienced an astronomic climb that forced to think seriously about cars. Or should have we got Pintos, Vegas, and Chevettes). out one of Toyota’s earliest forays, 1959 Toyopet Crown wagon. for sale with at $3550 and just over one day to go, in Moreno Valley, CA.

Were there *any* … door station built? While the paint is worn, the body rust is and all the panels look to be straight. some trim bits are but unlike various etceterini, you eventually find them, here or abroad. The driver’s wheel appears to be non-matching, but all on this side appears to be and accounted for. The seller this car to have been in 1958 and sold in 1959, and it to be a 1959 model, based on the of the grill.

The right side of the car is a little fortunate. The mirror is broken off its there is some significant in the door jamb, and the rear window is missing. Rear seals also tended to on these, and this one is no exception – the window has gone missing, and the windshield gasket is showing gaps. The chrome trim the leading edge of the hood is missing, as is the “P” in Toyopet. Hubcaps are not shown, so it’s worth the seller whether any of these are included separately. The wagon is not as odd as the sedan – from the front take definite inspiration contemporary American

cars, but from the rear, the proportions are a little off, the wagon’s roof line and longer rear fenders it a more mainstream look, if a little bland and functional.

Toyota Crown Wagon

The engine is not entirely complete, and while you collect things the carb, air cleaner, oil cap, and you can pour some oil in the spark holes and set the engine aside. other people have alternate engine conversions, so you can the 65hp four-cylinder with a little more capable to the stout body, perhaps a later Toyota pickup.

The interior has clearly seen days, but is complete enough to be in the context of a restoration. You’ll to sandblast the seat springs and them with some of anti-rust paint, and the steering radio, and dash knobs need restoration. Check out the placement of the clutch pedal relation to the gas and brake – have you anything stranger this of a Model T Ford?

Okay, so car is probably not so trusty in its current but it was too unusual (and within the price limit) to miss. to toyotaclub.org for the above image, the sleekly glamorous lines on super-alliterative double duty

Toyota Crown Wagon
Toyota Crown Wagon
Toyota Crown Wagon

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