The Toyota Cressida was the US Market equivalent of the Toyota Mark II
and combined classic Japanese driving experience with a Jaguar/Mercedes-esq front
end. If you think a long roof Cressida will attract hipsters, checkout this woody version –it’s like a fishook covered with vintage hats, great for snagging a bearded dude in skinny jeans. A stock Cressida/Corona Mark II won’t be the fastest car around,
but for the price of
admission it offers a level of cool that is unmatched by much from
Japan from the era. Find this 1978 Toyota Cressida Wagon offered for $2,600 in Happy Valley, OR via craigslist. Tip from Mike.
This Cressida hasn’t been defaced by some wood applique wielding customizer, that is faux wood paneling made from vinyl that is applied at the factory. Sort of makes the car look like a 7/8ths scale Ford Fairmont wagon, but it should be slightly more fun to drive. The USDM Cressida is powered by a 2.6 liter 4M inline-6 that is unfortunately mated to a slushbox.
The automatic shifter sticks up from the center console like some kind of piece of sculpture — it is hard to see in the sellers craigslist photos, but a quick internet search and we found his build thread here on stanceworks forums.
See another classic long roof for cheap? firstname.lastname@example.org