The Truth About Cars » 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. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1980 Toyota Corona Liftback Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303105 I have an extensive formative history with the 1965-70 (third-generation) Toyota Corona, and so I photograph them whenever I find them in junkyards. So far in this series, prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, and this ’70 coupe. Much harder to find in the United States is […]

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I have an extensive formative history with the 1965-70 (third-generation) Toyota Corona, and so I photograph them whenever I find them in junkyards. So far in this series, prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, and this ’70 coupe. Much harder to find in the United States is […]

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Junkyard Find: 1971 Toyota Corona Mark II http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/junkyard-find-1971-toyota-corona-mark-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/junkyard-find-1971-toyota-corona-mark-ii/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=918218 My first car was a beige ’69 Corona sedan, and so I’m always happy to see a junkyard Corona. In this series prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, this ’70 coupe, plus this Corona ad from the February 1969 issue of Playboy. Now I’ve found a Corona […]

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My first car was a beige ’69 Corona sedan, and so I’m always happy to see a junkyard Corona. In this series prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, this ’70 coupe, plus this Corona ad from the February 1969 issue of Playboy. Now I’ve found a Corona […]

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Junkyard Find: 1966 Toyota Corona Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1966-toyota-corona-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1966-toyota-corona-sedan/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=774737 As I always mention when writing about the the Toyota Corona, my first car was a beige ’69 four-door. Examples of the first generation of the Corona sold in the United States remain defiantly uncollectible for the most part (though a few do get restored and/or customized here and there), which means that beat-up ones […]

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As I always mention when writing about the the Toyota Corona, my first car was a beige ’69 four-door. Examples of the first generation of the Corona sold in the United States remain defiantly uncollectible for the most part (though a few do get restored and/or customized here and there), which means that beat-up ones […]

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Adventures In Marketing: 1970 Toyota Corona Beats Green Monster Jet Car In Drag Race http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/adventures-in-marketing-1970-toyota-corona-beats-green-monster-jet-car-in-drag-race/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/adventures-in-marketing-1970-toyota-corona-beats-green-monster-jet-car-in-drag-race/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=516745 Since my first car was a 1969 Toyota Corona sedan, I always look for these cars in junkyards. I toy with the idea of getting another first-gen Corona sedan someday, into which I will swap a 1UZ-FE engine out of a Lexus LS400, so of course I check the internetz for old Corona ads. Here’s […]

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Since my first car was a 1969 Toyota Corona sedan, I always look for these cars in junkyards. I toy with the idea of getting another first-gen Corona sedan someday, into which I will swap a 1UZ-FE engine out of a Lexus LS400, so of course I check the internetz for old Corona ads. Here’s […]

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Junkyard Find: 1968 Toyota Corona Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1968-toyota-corona-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1968-toyota-corona-sedan/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471999 Since my first car was a Corona and I’ve had quite a bumper crop of Corona Junkyard Finds this year (including this ’79 LE sedan, this ’70 sedan, and this ’70 coupe, the last of the 2012 Junkyard Find Series might as well be this ’68 sedan. This example of Toyota’s first big seller in […]

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Since my first car was a Corona and I’ve had quite a bumper crop of Corona Junkyard Finds this year (including this ’79 LE sedan, this ’70 sedan, and this ’70 coupe, the last of the 2012 Junkyard Find Series might as well be this ’68 sedan. This example of Toyota’s first big seller in […]

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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 […]

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1969: Toyota Corona Gives You Go! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/1969-toyota-corona-gives-you-go/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/1969-toyota-corona-gives-you-go/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:45:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=448707 A generous 24 Hours of LeMons racer gave me a copy of the February 1969 issue of Playboy as a gift last weekend, and it’s even more of a time capsule than most publications of its era. The only cars advertised in the issue are the Ford Mustang (Mach 1 and Shelby), Volkswagen Beetle, Datsun […]

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A generous 24 Hours of LeMons racer gave me a copy of the February 1969 issue of Playboy as a gift last weekend, and it’s even more of a time capsule than most publications of its era. The only cars advertised in the issue are the Ford Mustang (Mach 1 and Shelby), Volkswagen Beetle, Datsun […]

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1979: You Asked For It, You Got… a Toyota Corona Liftback Sedan? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/1979-you-asked-for-it-you-got-a-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/1979-you-asked-for-it-you-got-a-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:15:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438093 The Junkyard Find ’79 Corona we saw earlier was a pretty nice car, but it was a regular sedan with an old-fashioned trunk. Just as Chevrolet buyers could buy a Nova with a hatchback in 1979, Toyota shoppers had the option of getting a Corona Liftback. Let’s tune into the old days of analog television […]

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The Junkyard Find ’79 Corona we saw earlier was a pretty nice car, but it was a regular sedan with an old-fashioned trunk. Just as Chevrolet buyers could buy a Nova with a hatchback in 1979, Toyota shoppers had the option of getting a Corona Liftback. Let’s tune into the old days of analog television […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Toyota Corona LE Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/junkyard-find-1979-toyota-corona-le-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/junkyard-find-1979-toyota-corona-le-sedan/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2012 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438072 We saw a Crusher-bound 1970 Corona last week, but that wasn’t the only 1970s Corona in this particular Northern California wrecking yard. A few rows away was this equally beige, but much larger and more sophisticated, ’79. By the end of the 1970s, the Corona wasn’t selling so well in the United States. American car […]

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We saw a Crusher-bound 1970 Corona last week, but that wasn’t the only 1970s Corona in this particular Northern California wrecking yard. A few rows away was this equally beige, but much larger and more sophisticated, ’79. By the end of the 1970s, the Corona wasn’t selling so well in the United States. American car […]

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Junkyard Find: 1970 Toyota Corona Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1970-toyota-corona-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/junkyard-find-1970-toyota-corona-sedan/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436837 I visited my old stomping grounds in California over the weekend, which means I hit a bunch of self-service junkyards in the East Bay. I was thinking about some of the cars I used to drive during the 80s as I walked the rows of this yard’s import section, when there it was: my very […]

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I visited my old stomping grounds in California over the weekend, which means I hit a bunch of self-service junkyards in the East Bay. I was thinking about some of the cars I used to drive during the 80s as I walked the rows of this yard’s import section, when there it was: my very […]

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Junkyard Find: 1970 Toyota Corona Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1970-toyota-corona-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1970-toyota-corona-coupe/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430760 The Corona was the first Toyota car to appear in large numbers on American streets, starting in the mid-to-late 1960s. By the middle of the 1980s, just about all the boxy early Coronas were gone; they rusted quickly in non-bone-dry regions and weren’t enough loved elsewhere to be kept alive. My very first car was […]

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The Corona was the first Toyota car to appear in large numbers on American streets, starting in the mid-to-late 1960s. By the middle of the 1980s, just about all the boxy early Coronas were gone; they rusted quickly in non-bone-dry regions and weren’t enough loved elsewhere to be kept alive. My very first car was […]

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Question of the Day: Can You Find a Diecast Replica of Your First Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/question-of-the-day-can-you-find-a-diecast-replica-of-your-first-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/question-of-the-day-can-you-find-a-diecast-replica-of-your-first-car/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409235 After I started getting weird diecast toy cars as LeMons Supreme Court baksheesh, my office has become crowded with stuff like a 1:43 scale Leyland P76 and a 1:40 Nissan Prairie. Yesterday, as I pondered the diecast custom vans that got away, I wondered: is it possible to get a diecast toy version of my […]

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After I started getting weird diecast toy cars as LeMons Supreme Court baksheesh, my office has become crowded with stuff like a 1:43 scale Leyland P76 and a 1:40 Nissan Prairie. Yesterday, as I pondered the diecast custom vans that got away, I wondered: is it possible to get a diecast toy version of my […]

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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 […]

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Stolen Cassette Deck Karma Goes Around, Comes Around http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/stolen-cassette-deck-karma-goes-around-comes-around/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/stolen-cassette-deck-karma-goes-around-comes-around/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 14:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378749 One thing that really sucked about the pre-MP3 era was that it was a huge hassle to get your car a cheap source of music that didn’t sound terrible. As I gather components to set up my Dodge A100 Hell Project with an ironic 8-track setup, I’m forced to recall the hot cassette deck that […]

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One thing that really sucked about the pre-MP3 era was that it was a huge hassle to get your car a cheap source of music that didn’t sound terrible. As I gather components to set up my Dodge A100 Hell Project with an ironic 8-track setup, I’m forced to recall the hot cassette deck that […]

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