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Ultra cool Corona at my local dealer

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Junkhead, Jan 25, 2024.

  1. Jan 25, 2024 at 5:20 PM
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    Junkhead

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    And Germans are known for their “advanced” engineering.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2024 at 5:50 PM
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    Too cool! Thanks for sharing. I would definitely drive that!
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2024 at 5:57 PM
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    Interesting trivia- they were originally inspired by BMW 1600’s/2002’s.
     
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  4. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:05 PM
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    I’ve had a 1990 Mazda b2200 and it had like 85 hp…. It was an interesting adventure trying to go up hills with weight in the back.
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:06 PM
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    I can see a bit of that, yeah.

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  6. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:06 PM
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    My ‘68 1600 1.6 4 cylinder BMW had 84hp, and the same model year with a 2.2L 4-cylinder had more than 100Hp.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:07 PM
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    Nice. Any pics? :oops:
     
  8. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:10 PM
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    Oh man, that was my first car in high school. My dad gave me a set of craftsman tools, metric of course, and the car came on the back end of a tow truck. it cost $800 and needed bodywork and an engine rebuild. He said congratulations here’s your new car, now learn to fix it.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:11 PM
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    OnHartung'sRoad -So glad I didn't take the other...

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    Sadly no. :( I have some on super 8mm film.

    Never give a teenager a race worthy vehicle, we used to put a camera on the front of it and race up in the mountains. It’s amazing how teenagers survived those years.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:15 PM
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    The Mazda pickups looked good in those years, I don’t know why the early Datsuns looked so funny.
     
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  11. Jan 25, 2024 at 6:41 PM
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    Remember when 2-speed wipers was a marketable feature?
     
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  12. Jan 25, 2024 at 7:00 PM
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    That's a pretty cool car, reminds me of Father Ted.
     
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    My dad had a corona in highschool/post secondary, my grandma had a corolla in the 70s 80s. Both were hassled for their choices, but both cars had so few problems.

    My dad went domestic for 20 years after the corona finally returning to a couple of 3rd gen 4runners realizing his mistakes.

    Oddly, its not why I ended up with Toyota as a brand, but it didnt hurt.
     
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    My best friends Dad, back in the day, purchased a 1966 when they first came into the US. A Brown, Bronze color, manual 3 speed. My friends Dad became a traveling salesman handing out brochures all over Calif!
    My friend and I hated it because his traded in a 58 Mercury station wagon with I believe a 390 engine. That wagon could blow the doors off most cars on the road.
     
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  15. Jan 25, 2024 at 8:36 PM
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    2nd gen best gen? :p (local dealer in 2013)

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    Looking at that large beautiful empty engine compartment with room to change the plugs and for other maintenance, but I see no strut mounts? What was the front suspension, leafs and a solid axle? My 1600 had MacPherson struts and you could see the upper strut mounts on top of the fenders.
     
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  17. Jan 25, 2024 at 11:14 PM
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    Let's not forget what a milestone it must have been when the first Electric Wipers came out making the Vacuum ones obsolete.
    I had a 52 Military Jeep as my first vehicle at 16. It had the original vacuum motors, worked great until you had the pedal to the floor trying to pull a grade in a snow storm. They came to a full stop, then you used the little handle that was part of each motor to manually run the wipers. It helped to have a buddy in the passenger seat to operate his side.
    Ah yes! The good old days.
     
  18. Jan 26, 2024 at 7:50 AM
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    https://www.toyoland.com/cars/corona.html?expand_article=1
    Looks like it had upper and lower control arms with coil springs, so the shock mounts didn't need as much vertical space as MacPherson struts.

    Did you catch the Mopar oil filter in the spacious engine bay?
     
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  19. Jan 26, 2024 at 8:02 AM
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    So many folks forget or never knew the Corona. Growing up, we had one that was slightly newer than this (somewhere in the 1973-75 range, I think). It was both the first import that my father owned, as well as the first car he bought new. Unfortunately, I never got to drive it as it got totalled in an accident before I was even close to getting my license.
     
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