1981 Toyota Corona - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Family workhorse

Scratch the surface of any family car history, and there’s a fair chance a Toyota Corolla or Corona played a part during the sixties, seventies and eighties.

For Toyota in Australia, the mid-sized Corona was a major step in its showroom offerings from the day the first ‘shovel nose’ model arrived around 1964.

Our feature on that series mentions: "Where the Corona stood apart from the Ford Cortinas, Morris Elites and Vauxhalls was in its range of standard equipment and inherent quality. Medium-priced cars just didn’t come with four headlights, but the Corona had them and straight away it presented a more sophisticated face."

Move on to this eighties generation and you have a noticeably larger car, still offering the qualities boasted by its predecessors.

This example runs the 1900cc four-cylinder engine with a four-speed manual and the owner mentions some mechanical work has been done.

There’s room for further improvement and it has the potential to be an economical entry into club cars. While it may not be the most glamorous model out there, we suspect you’ll meet lots of people who remember them fondly when they were new.

Located in Newcastle (NSW), it’s on the market at $6900.


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