1966 Toyota Corona Sedan

Summary

Do you remember when "Made in Japan" referred to tin toys and cheap trinkets? Neither do most people, and this car is one of the reasons. Roomy, well built, economical, and dead reliable, Toyota Coronas were initially popular on the West Coast, where trends often begin in America. The Corona and Nissan's Datsun 510 were the cars that established Japanese auto makers in the United States market.

Do you remember when "Made in Japan" referred to tin toys and cheap trinkets? Neither do most people, and this car is one of the reasons. Roomy, well built, economical, and dead reliable, Toyota Coronas were initially popular on the West Coast, where trends often begin in America. The Corona and Nissan's Datsun 510 were the cars that established Japanese auto makers in the United States market.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1966

Creators

Toyota Motor Corporation 

Place of Creation

Japan, Toyota 

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

87.120.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Chromium
Rubber (Material)
Cloth
Carpet

Color

Light blue
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 55.9 in

Width: 61 in

Length: 161.8 in

Weight: 2134 lbs

Inscriptions

Side front fenders, in Chrome: Corona Side, behind backseat window, in gold-colored metal: Deluxe Transmission: TOYO GLIDE

Specifications

Make & Model: 1966 Toyota Corona sedan

Maker: Toyota Motor Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Engine: inline-4, overhead valves, 116 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed automatic

Height: 56 inches

Wheelbase: 95.5 inches

Width: 61 inches

Overall length: 162 inches

Weight: 2100 pounds

Horsepower: 90 at 4600 revolutions per minute

Pounds per horsepower: 23.3

Price: $1,745

Average 1966 wage: $6,098 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 3-1/2 months

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