Monday, August 22, 2016

Rear Drive Kurashikku: 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II Wagon

Back in 1970, the North American Toyota lineup was a filled with cars starting with the letter C -- the subcompact Corolla, the compact Corona, and slightly larger mid-sized Corona Mark II, and finally the full-sized Crown....which can all be a bit confusing.  Find this 1970 Toyota Corona Mark II Wagon offered for $5,500 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.

Although the Corona Mark II is considered a mid-sized car, it wasn't a mid-sized by anything other than a small Japanese ruler.  The Mark II wheelbase was only 3 inches longer than the compact Corona, but it shared mechanical components like suspension and was powered by the same R-series 4-bangers.  However, it had a higher level of trim/options as standard and different styling in 1970 due to generational model year mismatch/overlap.

Power this Corona Mark II is a 2.0 liter 18R with single overhead cam that replaces the 8RC (C is for California emissions or Crappy) mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. This is the only way you'd ever want to drive any vintage Corona/Corolla/Crown because slow cars are terrible with automatic transmissions.

See another classic wagon for cheap?

1 comment:

  1. Oh mannnnnnnnnn this has me drooling, it really does.


Commenting Commandments:
I. Thou Shalt Not write anything your mother would not appreciate reading.
II. Thou Shalt Not post as anonymous unless you are posting from mobile and have technical issues. Use name/url when posting and pick something Urazmus B Jokin, Ben Dover. Sir Edmund Hillary Clint don't matter. Just pick a nom de plume and stick with it.
III. Honor thy own links by using <a href ="http://www.linkgoeshere"> description of your link </a>
IV. Remember the formatting tricks <i>italics</i> and <b> bold </b>
V. Thou Shalt Not commit spam.
VI. To embed images: use [image src="" width="400px"/]. Limit images to no wider than 400 pixels in width. No more than one image per comment please.