California Streets: Los Angeles Street Sighting — 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II

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Toyota Crown Wagon VII

Los Angeles Street Sighting 1970 Toyota Corona II

Rounding out this series of Big Three Summer Road Wagons is one from the most addition to the top-seller podium: For a few years, Toyota pulled of GM in North American sales, the #1 spot. That lead, of imploded when the entire media and blogosphere jumped on for its unintended acceleration scandal, and recall of just about Toyota model sold in the US for problem or another.

I haven’t posted many old here at California Streets, because I always wonder how some of them are. the age/rarity cutoff for a historic versus one that’s simply

In the case of this circa Corona Mark II wagon, I the answer is simple. When the did you last see one of these? I can tell you I last saw another one: May in a parking lot, beat to and jacked up on a 4×4 truck with copious amounts of diamond plate and huge bumpers. Not how most people an old Japanese car. Predictably, I this one in Los Angeles, kitty-corner the Petersen Automotive Museum in the of the classic import scene. began its gradual conquest of the States car market in the city of only 20 or so miles away.

Toyota Crown Wagon VII

While it’s old, and probably pretty rare, I doubt the owner cares much about that The bumper stickers in the back tell us that they are interested in vegetarianism and stopping lab testing than how the car looks. The car is a kick-around that was picked up and gets reasonably good economy without falling It does look as though the air of the coast has gotten to it in a few places, and I have no clue what

happened to the front doors but it like a frat boy jumped up and on the hood. Fun detail: note the in the passenger side fender, for arming and disarming an old-style car My dad’s old truck has one of those. The roof rack is an interesting as well and the front end styling me of a cross between a 1971 and an early AMC Gremlin.

It’s not too late to restore but it would take a lot more or replacement of body panels the car’s market value is — it would have to be a of love. Perhaps someday the person will come and save it.

And for those of you who didn’t believe me the 4×4 Corona, here it is.

Toyota Crown Wagon VII
Toyota Crown Wagon VII
Toyota Crown Wagon VII
Toyota Crown Wagon VII


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