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Desert Dry: 1973 Toyota Corona Wagon


If I had a bit more time and a reliable form of income that didn’t require being chained to a desk all day, I’d love to go on the hunt for cars like this 1973 Toyota Corona wagon found here on eBay.  It’s not out of any burning desire to drive an old Toyota; rather, I just want to be the guy who finds some grandma-driven classic sitting in a carport covered in dust. This Corona appears very honest and the dry Arizona air has been kind to its body panels. While it will never deliver a pulse-pounding driving experience (unless you’re trying to merge), it will likely be as reliable as any other Toyota with the added bonuses of wagon-grade capacity and quirky, vintage Japanese looks. With a starting bid of only $100, this one could be cheap enough to be worth watching.


  1. chris lawrence

    That will be a good car to do some mild engine and suspension mods to and have one awesome ride!

  2. John Shepherd

    Hello there , My son had one of these around 20 years ago and it needed a Pitnum Arm , So we sent over to Japan and bought one ( new ) , We never got to install it as the car was sold not long after , If the buyer is interested it`s for sale .
    regards ….John Shepherd ..Brisbane Australia

  3. Luke Fitzgerald

    If I was Jeff I would have used the money shot with the woman hood ornament as the title photo

  4. Chris

    “Corona Mk 2” here in Aus. We were spared the clumsy bumpers, sidemarker lights & indicators though.

    Only the sedan & hardtops came here, officially at least.

  5. Tirefriar

    The chick in the photos is as bland as the car. I would dispute the seller’s claim of being the best at marketing, especially after seeing numerous underside shots that include the back side of a flat tire… Automatic Toyota from the ’70’s? Yawn…

  6. jim s

    not sure why seller drove car/ran motor with bad water pump. this might be a driver with a lot of miles left in it, and if the reserve is not to high, a good deal. most of these cars have been killed by rust already. interesting car.

  7. Howard A Member

    IDK, nothing spruces up a car ad, that has limited appeal, like a scantily clad woman. Sadly, it looks like the ol’ Corona gave someone a LOT of service, and now it’s time to take it out back. Sure looks a lot like the Mazda RX-4 front end. If it was rust free and clean, that would be a different story.

  8. TJP440

    The automatic, kills it IMO, The UHH, OH NEVERMIND, detracts from the cars possibilities, My Opinion

  9. josh h

    Cool. I always liked these Coronas…beige is okay, however a different color…yellow or green and the woodgrain package would make it perfect(to me). Something I like that’s nearby…… I may just bid on this one.

  10. Doug M

    Intriguing. IF… it came with a roof rack and his g/f I’d consider replacing my ’96 Camry kayak hauler wagon

  11. Gay Car Nut Tacoma Washington

    Lovely looking Corona Mark II. I used to know someone who owned a 1975 Toyota Mark II.

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