The Truth About Cars » 1982 Toyota Corona http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:04:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » 1982 Toyota Corona http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1982 Toyota Corona Luxury Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-corona-luxury-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-corona-luxury-edition/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469889 As I always mention every time I write about the Toyota Corona, my very first car was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan, and so I always notice them. You don’t see many Coronas these days, though I’ve managed to find this ’70 coupe, this ’70 sedan, and this ’79 sedan in wrecking yards during the […]

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As I always mention every time I write about the Toyota Corona, my very first car was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan, and so I always notice them. You don’t see many Coronas these days, though I’ve managed to find this ’70 coupe, this ’70 sedan, and this ’79 sedan in wrecking yards during the last year. All three of those cars were in Northern California, but today’s Junkyard Find awaits The Crusher’s jaws in Colorado.
1982 was the last model year for Corona sales in the United States; the front-wheel-drive Camry took over the rear-drive Corona’s role the following year. By current Lexus standards, the luxury in this “Luxury Edition” wasn’t particularly plush.
This AC switch looks very familiar to me, and it should— I used the same switch as the main power control on the Junkyard Boogaloo Boombox, which even now provides music in the Murilee Martin Lifestyle Brand™ garage.
In addition to refrigerated air, the Luxury Edition Corona also came with a rear defroster.
Somebody (probably a Toyota truck owner) has already grabbed the 22R engine out of this car.
Not only does this car come with a Grapic Equalizer With Amplifier, it has a Phase Diffusion button. Ah, the early 1980s!

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Roger Moore Gets 10,000 Pounds of Turbo Boost In His ’82 Corona GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/roger-moore-gets-10000-pounds-of-turbo-boost-in-his-82-corona-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/roger-moore-gets-10000-pounds-of-turbo-boost-in-his-82-corona-gt/#comments Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383971 American car ads of the early 1980s came up short in several departments: Burning rubber, jet-engine-grade turbocharger sound, and blatantly sped-up film that made the cars appear to be going 300 MPH. Oh, and they also lacked James Bond! Since my very first set of wheels was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan, I have a […]

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American car ads of the early 1980s came up short in several departments: Burning rubber, jet-engine-grade turbocharger sound, and blatantly sped-up film that made the cars appear to be going 300 MPH. Oh, and they also lacked James Bond!

Since my very first set of wheels was a 50-buck ’69 Corona sedan, I have a soft spot for the not-so-sporty rear-drive Toyota sedans. Not-so-sporty in North America, that is; 1982 car shoppers could still buy a new Corona— in theory, though almost never in practice— but the versions we got were hopelessly stodgy, more suited for the regional sales manager of a faltering plumbing-supply company than, say, a Yakuza enforcer in a $10,000 Italian suit. Not so in Japan, where you could buy a mean-looking Corona GT coupe with “TWIN CAM TURBO” in bright orange letters on the steering wheel and ten billion whistling horsepower under the hood. Well, maybe not quite ten billion horsepower; with the 3T-GTE, Roger Moore was getting 160 PS (about 157 HP) when he leadfooted it out of the TWIN CAM TURBO 18-wheeler in search of baddies. That’s still plenty of power for the time, especially in a 2,500-pound car.

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