Hooniverse Classic Toyota Weekend – A 1977 Toyota Corona Wagon

Continuing on with our Classic Toyota Weekend, why not take a look at brand that made Toyota the household name it is today. The Corona was the nameplate that distinguished Toyota in the late 60s and most of the 70s. The Corona was available in a Wagon version, and this 1977 model was probably the pinnacle of Corona Wagons. So, let’s rediscover a 70s Corona Wagon, from Toyota…

This Corona Wagon is offered by the same eBay seller who offered a Brown Datsun 200 SX Roadster that I highlighted back in February. One thing I will say is that this particular seller is thorough when it comes to listing the cars offered for sale. And this Corona is truly exceptional. When was the last time you saw one?

According to the listing:

Here is a very cool and unique 77 Toyota Corona. It runs good and is super clean inside and out. This car is a cool older car. The car runs, drives, and shifts great. This car just floats down the road. I drove it around some and it was a blast and a very nice car to drive. I pulled out the engine and changed all the gaskets and painted in and made the car run almost perfect. A completely degreased the whole engine compartment and now when you open the hood it looks like new. This is such a cool and rare older car I wanted to make it run and look as new as I could.

The body on this car is as straight as can be and the Paint Shines like Brand New. All of the Chrome is in Beautiful condition. It’s hard to find these older cars that are this clean and have been this well kept over the years. The car looks like it was kept in a garage most of it’s life and only driven on occassion. There is a couple minor rust spots which I show you in the pictures. They are not major but should probably be addressed at some point. Other then that this car is just amazing. It’s very rare to find one of these let alone in this good of shape.

The interior on this car is very nice. The seats as you can see are in as new of condition as you will find on a car like this. The carpets are super clean and don’t show hardly wear or have any stains. Has the original AM/FM radio that works. All the heater and vent controls work. The headliner looks like new. Look at the dash and there is one crack in the fake wood or the vinyl. All the gauges are clean and working. You will be hard pressed to find an old classic like this and see the original interior in this good of shape.

The Corona was really a 7/8ths sized American Car. Take a look at the Bench Seat Interior with a Column Shift. Yet, it was different enough to let you know you were driving a Toyota. The asking price forthis very nice wagon is $6,999, which strikes me as a fair price for a vehicle you never see anymore. It does have almost 70,000 miles though, so is it really a good price for a Toyota Wagon? See the listing here.

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  1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    The vehicle has survived in its environment.
    (And more power to it. Obligatory why-can't-we-have-this-today comment.)

    1. Rockford_Brodie Avatar

      This Corona will fetch more than a five cent deposit…

  2. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    I got completely distracted by the dual exhaust on the car in the video's background.

  3. tonyola Avatar

    The Corona to have from this generation would be the pilarless hardtop coupe. That might be worth $7k in pristine condition with a stick, not a wagon with automatic and no A/C . I felt the pretentious arched grille introduced for the '77 facelift (like the featured car) kind of spoiled the looks a bit.
    <img src="http://www.toyoland.com/photos/corona/corona-hardtop.jpg&quot; width=400>

  4. facelvega Avatar

    On the one hand, crazy to think of this kind of asking price for a Corona, on the other hand, I bet it the value will actually keep going up from here over the next few years. Rare old Japanese cars, man.

    1. Alex Kierstein Avatar
      Alex Kierstein

      Supply/demand, again! The crusher, the inevitable oxide, decades of obscurity. It's a wonder there's any left. And at this point, as long as they're generally preserved, I wouldn't mind if someone slammed this and used it as a dorifto 'goon.
      Funny I just typed that. I'm usually such an originality nazi.

  5. bobw1952 Avatar

    It is mine now! Don't really know why I bought it but I did own a 1977 wagon 4 speed that I bought new. The is a good example but needs some TLC to stop some rust and general deterioration.

  6. bobw1952 Avatar

    Does anyone have a feel for what this cost new?