The fifth generation Toyota Corona (T100/110/120) was built from 1973 through 1979 and solidified Toyota’s reputation for making reliable sedans. However, Toyota made a 2-door hardtop coupe version of the little econobox that was the crown jewel of the lineup. Find this 1974 Toyota Corona Coupe RT114 offered for $3,000 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist.
I’m usuaully the last guy on the blogosphere to recommend cars that are offered sans engine/transmission/warp-drive, but this car has a good looking body, clean chrome, nice wheels and is only missing a few trim pieces before it would look great. And it has OG Cali blue plates. Source a modern VVTi 4-banger from some late model Toyota and go to town.
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