Wagon Virus: 1978 Toyota Corona Station Wagon – Sold!
Long before the noun “Corona” became synonymous with pandemics and beer, it was one of Toyota’s best-selling car lines. While most Coronas succumbed to the corrosion virus long ago, this 1978 Wagon survivor currently listed in Hillsdale, New York (Albany)on Craigslist originally from California with only 14K original miles has an asking price of $8,200. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller has his Corona priced $600 less than the #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $8,800. IProduced from 1957 through 2001 across eleven distinct generations, Toyota launched its fifth iteration of the Corona brand for 1973 and produced it through 1979 for the North American market. The station wagon featured optional wood panel body cladding, while the sole engine choice for the U.S. market was the 20R 2.2-liter inline-four.
Here’s our second “You Asked For it, You Got It” 1970s vintage Toyota commercial found on the Osborn Tramain YouTube Channel:
A rust-free Toyota equipped with the virtually indestructible 20R four-cylinder, air conditioning, and a five-speed stick all wrapped in a nicely-sized rear-wheel-drive platform. This may be finest ’78 Corona in existence this side of a Toyota museum. All these have the makings of a fine AACA preservation class contender that will also make you the center of attention at most local Cars & Coffee events. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“I have a RUST FREE 1978 Toyota Corona Wagon from the West Coast. This could be your next JDM parts chaser or custom. It has the world-famous 20R 4cyl. engine with a 5 spd. manual trans.PS.PDB.AC.Try to find another one this clean on the East Coast. It runs and drives great.$8,200.518-325-7199
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