Project Car Hell, Classic Toyota Wagon Edition: Crown or Cressida? – Autoweek

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Project Car Hell, Classic Wagon Edition: Crown or

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After starting the new Project Car series with the Pricey Rat Rod Swap Edition. we found turning Japanese with the Japanese ’80s Hairdryer Normally, the demons in the Project Car Garage of Pain would up those two tortures with a say a rusty Lancia Aprilia a ran when parked (in 1947) 302. But, see, you roll that rock all the way to the top of the only to find another waiting at the bottom of a very mountain.

Let’s say you’re the collector who picked up the Mitsubishi Turbo from our last and you’re eyeing the empty next to it in your personal Garage. What you need, my friend, is an example of one of Toyota’s luxury station wagons!

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A nice Toyota Wagon. and the one you could have

It’s hard to imagine the nation that produced Oe and Melt-Banana could have its biggest car company to produce a as wish-for-painless-… tedious as the current but then we never expected the genius who did this to become the hack who made this. declines are the stuff of tragedy, but you can the days when even Toyota had some style on, by buying this 1968 Crown wagon (go here if the disappears) for a mere $800.

Eight hundred measly You’d be lucky to find a 1968 Dodge Coronet for half that price, and the Crown is to the Coronet as Osamu is to Bob Ross.

The 1968 Crown listed at $3,070 new, 400 bucks more than the bigger ’68 Chevy wagon, because#8230; hey, a Crown! The Crown wagon of era looks incredible with a bit of and you’ll get right down to the swap and lowered stance, after you fix the rust that weather has certainly probably on this machine’s 43-year-old

The seller is a man or woman of very, few words (the entirety of the description: #8220;1968 toyota custom still runs#8221;), means that some happens when you crank the and that’s about it. It appears all of the glass visible in the one blurry photograph is intact (Windshield? Who and#8212; as far as you know#8212; the left-side isn’t a festering mass of Bondo and ball-peen dents.

worry about those though, because you’re many thousands of dollars and of hours of work away having the nicest Crown in your time zone!

Is that a Volare wagon? No This Toyota Cressida is waiting to transport your in style.

You can’t argue the majesty of the upmarket Crown, for sure, but where’s the wood? vintage station wagons complete without Simu-Wood#8482; and/or trim (though need to expand the definition of to include Chrysler wagons of the 1980s to make that hold up), and for that we to look at the top-shelf Toyota of the Middle Malaise Era: the .

By 1979, Toyota had some competition in the Japanese luxury-wagon (in the form of Datsun’s Z-car-chassis-based 810 but the Cressida had the better build and a smoother ride, plus that hadn’t (yet) focus-grouped into soporific The first-gen Cressida wagons are about impossible to find, but the of Project Car Hell have on the job, working overtime to you this 1979 Cressida wagon in Texas with a low $1,300 price tag (go here if the disappears).

This car’s description is a lot complete than the Crown’s, so you get a picture of its condition. The interior is not too bad (except for the carpeting), but your wagon project will a full revamp with finest diamond-tucked red pleather The Appliance 14-inch wire look pretty good, so you consider keeping them in of their tiny diameter.

As for the exterior, you’ll need to the entire thing in a thick of cash, to fix the rust-through hole in the and the sun-bleached paint. It should go saying that you’ll to add some turbocharged JDM-grade and that will mean staggering sums a few bucks on a rear end that’s the right and can handle the vintage wheels’ pattern. No problem!

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