Friday, April 18, 2008

Black-Plate RT52 Toyota Corona Seeks Home

Out of Torrance, California comes this original and straight-looking 1967 Toyota Corona Coupe. We really admire the lines of the RT52 coupes; this was one of the first Japanese cars that truly had style. The elegant design of the Corona (both sedans and coupes) prompted American consumers to take a second look at impending Volkswagen purchases, and buyers began looking to Japan for economical small cars.

This one looks to be complete and very original, and we especially appreciate that it retains its original California black plates. The eggshell blue is a factory color, and a very attractive one. The interior looks to be in nice condition and not baked to death by the Southern Calfornia sun - the seller claims this car has lived indoors and that definitely appears to be the case.

Fitted with the 2-speed automatic transmission, we're hard-pressed to call this a "sports car" but the 2-door body has sporting overtones. Hopefully, this car will go to a good home where it will be appreciated for its originality. Someone please buy it!

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